Can You Put Unstopables in a Wax Warmer? (No)

By Jessica Fuller / February 28, 2020
Can You Put Unstopables in a Wax Warmer

I’ve seen quite a few posts from people saying they put various things in their wax warmers; such as scent boosters, laundry detergent, fragrance oils, and so on.

Now, I don’t doubt all these fragranced products help your home smell great.

But, you should do some research into how safe it is to use anything other than wax melts/tarts in your warmer.

Not only do you risk damaging your wax warmer, but a lot of scented products aren’t designed to be used in this way and can disperse harmful chemicals into the air.

I’ve done some investigating into whether or not it’s safe to use Unstopables, or any other laundry scent boosters in a wax warmer – my findings were very interesting!

Can You Put Unstopables in a Wax Warmer?

I’ve read posts about using “hacks” to help keep your home smelling fresh that recommends using scent boosters.

I’ve also read posts that claim they are toxic when used in this way.

What should we believe?

Well, I prefer to ask someone who should know the answer, rather than guessing or believing what I read on general blogs. 

So I gave customer service a call at Procter & Gamble, the manufacturer of Unstopables. I asked the lady directly if it’s safe to use them in a wax warmer.

She said she can’t comment on that specifically, but I should only use Unstopables as they’re intended – in with the laundry.

Using them for anything else is not recommended, and doing so could pose a health risk.

She referred me to the Material Safety Data Sheet for Downy Unstopables that anyone can read on their website. You can see it here if you like.

Reading through the safety data sheet, a few things jump out at me. It clearly states that Unstopables should not come into contact with your skin or eyes. They should also not be ingested or inhaled.

Doing so is likely to cause irritation.

For me, that’s a pretty clear indication that doing anything other than throwing them in the washer with some laundry is a bad idea.

Related Here’s why you shouldn’t use fragrance oils in your wax warmer too!

Are Unstopables Toxic When Used in a Wax Warmer?

Are Unstopables Toxic When Used in a Wax Warmer
Not my best picture ever – but it clearly says “Only use in washing machine”.

The word “toxic” might be taking it a bit far. But from reading Procter & Gamble’s safety guidelines, it sounds like breathing in the aroma from melting them is a bad idea and could cause some irritation.

They even go as far as to say you should rise your eyes for at least 15 minutes if they’ve come into contact with your eyes. As well as recommending you go get some fresh air if you’ve inhaled the fumes.

The bottom line – don’t use Unstopables, scent boosters, or any other laundry products in your wax warmer!

Unless the product clearly states it’s ok. But I don’t see how or why any of these products will say they are.

Downy Unstopables Wax Melts – a Safe Alternative

If you love the smell of Unstopables and fresh laundry, you don’t have to use laundry products.

Did you know that Febreeze has released a range of Unstoppables wax melts?

That’s right, you don’t need to “hack” to get that fresh laundry smell filling your home. You can pick up the exact same fragrance in wax melt form on Amazon.

*Click the image to see the latest price and availability on Amazon.

This way you know what you’re doing is 100% safe for you, your family, and your pets They last for hours too, are easy to clean, and will not void the warranty on your burner.

In Summary

There you have it, instead of believing everything you read, sometimes it pays to do a quick fact check (which I’ve done for you).

I wouldn’t use Unstopables or any other laundry products in my wax warmer, no matter how much I love the smell of fresh laundry.

It’s not advised by the manufacturers, it’s not safe for your warmer, and you’re potentially releasing harmful chemicals into the air in your home.

More than enough reasons to not risk it!

If you liked this post, I think you’ll like – can I put liquid laundry detergent in my wax warmer?

About the author

Jessica Fuller

I started studying and experimenting with alternative medicine, different massage techniques, and alternative therapies after graduating. I also love travelling and writing, so I found a way to combine all my loves - blogging!

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