My Wax Warmer and Melts Don’t Smell: What To Do Now


It can be frustrating when your electric wax warmer and melts don’t smell. But don’t worry; we’re here to help! In this article, we’ll give you some simple steps to follow to troubleshoot your wax warmer and melts. So read all the information you need to get your fragrances back where they belong!

Heads Up: If you find that the below issues do not fix your problem, we suggest you check out our device troubleshooting guide. This is because this checklist will rule out any problems that are not device-related.

What to do if your wax warmer and melts don’t smell

1. Check the amount of wax you have used

First, you must check how much wax you have used on your device. If you use too much, you will have an overpowering scent. Unfortunately, this also applies if you use too little; your warmer will not be able to heat the wax properly, and as a result, it will not produce an aroma. The ideal amount of wax to use is one complete wax melt, cube, or tart.

If you find this your problem, we encourage you to check out our article about the correct amount of wax to use in a wax warmer and measuring your dish capacity.

2. Check that the wax is fragranced

You will want to check if your wax melts are fragranced. If you use wax that you had lying around from a previous candle-making session, you might find that it has not been fragranced. This is an easy mistake, and you will want to change your melt-out with fragranced wax that will release a scent into your room.

3. Check the heating element

If your wax warmer has a heating element, check if it is covered in wax. If there is a build-up of wax, this can affect how well your warmer heats the wax and the smell. Use a paper towel to clean off any excess wax accumulated on the heating element.

4. Check the size of your room

The size of your room can also influence how well your wax warmer and melts smell. If you are trying to fill a large room with fragrance, you might consider using more than one wax melt. Smaller rooms will not need as many wax melts to fill the space with fragrance.

5. Check the type of wax you are using

Different types of wax are available on the market, each with its benefits. If you are having trouble with your wax melts not smelling, you might want to try a different kind of wax. For example, beeswax is known for its strong fragrance, so if you are looking for a stronger scent, you might want to try using beeswax. There are instances when soy wax has been temperamental in wax warmers and has not released the desired scent potency. In this case, try and use an open flame wax warmer to check that this is not the problem.

7. Check the fragrance oil

If you have made your wax melts, you may want to check how much fragrance oil you added to the wax during the making process. If you find that you did not add enough fragrance oil, this could be the reason why your wax melts are not smelling.

8. Let the wax melt completely

When using a wax melt, you might find that you have just not given your Wax Melter enough time to diffuse the scent. If you think this could be why your wax melts are not smelling, let the wax melt entirely before blowing it out.

9. Move you’re warmer to a different location

If you have tried all of the above troubleshooting steps and are still having trouble with your wax melts not smelling, you might want to move your wax warmer to a different location. Sometimes, the location of your wax warmer can affect how well the fragrance diffuses into the room.

10. Try a different wax melt

If you have tried all of the above troubleshooting steps and are still having trouble with your wax melts not smelling, you might want to try a different wax melt. Many different types and brands of wax melts are available on the market, so you might find another type or brand of wax melt works better for you.

11. Trouble Shoot Your Device

If you have tried all other methods, it is time to look at your device. You can check our troubleshooting guide to determine whether your device has a problem and how you can fix it.

Frequently Asked Questions: Wax Warmer Not Smelling Help

Do wax warmers lose their scent?

Wax warmers lose their scent, as the potency of the fragrance will lessen over time. This is due to the evaporation of the fragrance oils from the wax. Once the scent is lost, it is time to replace your wax melts and top up on some fragrance.

How can I make my wax melts smell stronger?

There are a few things you can do to make your wax melts smell stronger:

  • Use a high-quality fragrance oil
  • Use more fragrance oil than the recipe calls ensuring that the fragrance load of the wax is not exceeded.
  • Try using a different type of wax
  • Let the wax melt entirely before blowing it out

How to know when to change wax in a wax warmer?

A good rule of thumb is to change your wax whenever you can no longer smell the fragrance. This will ensure you always get the maximum scent from your wax melts.

Can wax melts be remelted?

You can remelt wax melts; however, this could be why you are facing your problem. The longer the burn time of the wax melt, the more fragrance degradation you will experience. When the fragrance is lost, you will need to either add more fragrance oil to your melted wax in a double boiler or you will need to change out for a new wax melt, cube, or tart.

Final Thoughts

We hope you found these tips helpful in troubleshooting your electric wax warmer and melting. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help!

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