Are you a fan of wax melts but don’t have a wax warmer or a burner?
No problem! In this article, I’m going to show you how to use wax melts without a wax warmer.
I’ll share three easy methods for melting wax melts and releasing their fragrance, as well as some important precautions to keep in mind when using wax melts without a wax warmer.
What Are Wax Melts?
First of all, let’s make sure we’re on the same page and are talking about the same wax products.
Wax melts are small pieces of scented wax that are designed to be used in a wax warmer.
They come in a variety of fragrances and can be used to fill your home with a pleasant aroma.
Most wax melts are made from natural ingredients like soy wax or beeswax, and they’re a great alternative to traditional air fresheners that contain synthetic fragrances and chemicals.
I’ve been using them for years, I love how versatile and easy to use they are, and the massive range of fragrances there are out there.
How to Use Wax Melts Without a Wax Warmer
If you don’t have a wax warmer but still want to enjoy the fragrance of wax melts, there are a few ways you can use them without a wax warmer:
- In a small bowl. Fill a small bowl with a few wax melts and place it on a radiator or other warm surface. As the wax melts, it will release fragrance into the air.
- In a DIY wax melt burner. If you have a tea light candle or small votive candle, you can use it to melt wax melts. Simply place the candle in a heat-safe dish, add a few wax melts, and light the candle. The wax will melt and release fragrance as it burns.
- Microwave them. You can microwave wax melts, beads, or other fragranced wax products. Just keep microwaving them for a few seconds at a time and string them as they melt.
- On the stove. You can use your stove too, of course. Warm some water in a pan and put a smaller pot within the water and let the melts melt this way.
The benefit of using most of these methods is that you have more control over how quickly the wax melts and releases its fragrance.
However, it’s important to make sure you don’t leave the wax melts unattended as they can become a fire hazard.
Precautions When Not Using a Wax Warmer
Talking about fire hazards, when using wax melts without a wax warmer, it’s important to take a few precautions to ensure your safety. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Use a heat-safe dish. Make sure to use a dish that is safe to use with heat, such as a ceramic or glass bowl. Avoid using metal or plastic containers, as they can melt or catch fire.
- Keep an eye on the wax. As the wax melts, it’s important to not leave it unattended for long as you never know if it’s going to bubble, spit, or spill from the dish you’re using.
- Use caution when handling hot wax. The wax will be hot when it is melted, so use caution when handling it to avoid burns.
- Keep wax away from children and pets. Wax can be hazardous for young children and pets, so make sure to keep it out of reach.
By following these precautions, you can enjoy the fragrance of wax melts without a wax warmer safely.
How do you melt wax without a stove?
This is a question I see asked a lot, and the answer is to use one of the alternative methods I’ve listed above.
For example, you can use alternative heat sources and a DIY wax melt burner, you just have to be super careful.
You can also microwave the wax melts in short intervals making sure they don’t overheat and ruin the inside of your microwave.
Finally, you can use a small candle or tealight to melt the wax melts in a heat-safe bowl.
Whichever method you choose, just make sure not to leave it unattended, and use caution when handling hot wax.
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I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.