Did you know that you can use wax melts intended for use in a wax burner in an oil burner as well?
If you’re not familiar with wax melts or oil burners, read on to learn more about these products and how to use them together!
What Are Wax Melts?
Wax melts are small, scented wax cubes that are designed to be used with a wax warmer.
They are typically made from soy, paraffin, or beeswax, and are infused with essential oils or synthetic fragrances.
To use wax melts, you simply place a cube or two in the wax warmer and turn it on.
The heat from the warmer will melt the wax, releasing the fragrance into the air.
This is why they’re so popular, they’re super easy to use, smell great, and there is a wide range of scents to choose from!
What Is an Oil Burner?
An oil burner is a small device that is used to heat essential oils and release their fragrance into the air.
Oil burners typically consist of just a base, a dish, a candle, and a cover.
To use an oil burner, you fill the dish with water and add a few drops of essential oil.
The heat from the base warms the water and oil, causing the oil to evaporate and release its scent.
Still pretty easy to use, but not as easy as a wax warmer that plugs in and operates on electricity I’ll admit.
How to Use Wax Melts in an Oil Burner
Now that you know a little bit about wax melts and oil burners, you may be wondering if it’s possible to use wax melts in an oil burner.
The short answer is yes, you can use wax melts in an oil burner, but there are a few things you need to consider first.
First and foremost, it’s important to understand that wax warmers and oil burners are different, but operate very similarly.
Wax melts rely on heat to melt the wax and release the fragrance, while oil burners use heat to evaporate the essential oils.
As long as you’re careful and keep an eye on how it’s going, it shouldn’t be a problem putting wax melts in an oil burner if you want to give it a try, here’s how to do it:
- Place a wax melt in the dish of the oil burner just as you would normally put water and oils.
- Turn on the oil burner and let the heat do its job. The heat will melt the wax, causing it to release its fragrance into the air.
- Make sure it’s not overflowing or bubbling over!
- When done, simply turn off the oil burner and let it cool down before removing any wax residue from the dish.
Are Oil Burners the Same as Wax Warmers?
No, oil burners and wax warmers are not the same thing – although they operate in a similar way.
As mentioned above, oil burners are designed to heat essential oils and release their fragrance into the air, while wax warmers are designed to melt wax melts and release their fragrance into the air.
While it is possible to use wax melts in an oil burner, they are not designed specifically for this purpose and may not work as well as they do in a wax warmer.
In summary, you can use wax melts in an oil burner, but you may not get the same intensity of fragrance as you would when using them in a wax warmer.
If you want to try using wax melts in an oil burner, be sure to follow the steps outlined above and keep in mind that the results may vary.
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