Candle vs Wax melts
But which is the better choice?
Candles have been around for centuries, and are still a popular option for many people. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and scents, and can be found just about anywhere. Candles can fill a room with fragrance relatively quickly, and don’t require any special equipment.
Wax melts are a newer option, and are becoming increasingly popular. They are made of wax that is melted in a special burner, releasing the fragrance into the air.
So, which is the better option? It really depends on your personal preferences.
A wax melt is similar to a candle but to release its scent you gently heat it over a tealight or a lightbulb using a wax melt burner rather than with a wick.
Value for money
When it comes to filling your home with a pleasant scent, you have two main options: candles or wax melts. Both have their pros and cons, so it’s important to know which one is right for you.
If you’re looking for a longer-lasting option, wax melts are the way to go. They last anywhere from 12 to 24 hours, whereas candles typically only last 4 to 8 hours. Wax melts are also safer than candles since there’s no open flame. However, they can be more expensive than candles and some people find them difficult to use.
Candles are a classic choice for many reasons. They’re relatively inexpensive and easy to find.
Ease of use - Wax melts vs candles
With candles you need to consider the safety of your home much more and place the candles away from anything flammable or where it could be knocked and definitely away from pets, children and anything that could collect soot.
Although this is the case to a certain extent with tealight burners, electric wax melters come in many different forms from table top ones to ones that sit in your plug sockets, to give you greater flexibility. Without a naked flame and needing lower temperatures electric burners can be used with greater peace of mind.
Soot from candle use
We recommend trimming the wick of your candle before each burn to reduce sooting but this advice is rarely followed and is not widely known. Drafts around the flame can also cause flickering which increases soot production.
Wax Melts however can be use without naked flames at all with the use of an electric melter which produces no soot at all. If you use a tealight wax melter we also always recommend using a 4 hour unscented tealight for safety purposes, which reduces the need for candle maintenance such as trimming the wick, as this often equates to one burning period and therefore single use. In order to retain the heat from the tealight needed to melt the wax, most tealight wax melters are also semi-enclosed which protects your walls from residues and, the flame from any drafts resulting in a much cleaner burn.
How to use an Oud wax melt in an Oil burner or wax melter
To use an oud wax melt in an oil burner or wax melter, simply place the melt in the dish and light a candle underneath. The heat from the candle will cause the wax to melt and release its fragrance into the air.
See our wax melter here: Oud wax melt burner
Oud wax melts are perfect for creating a relaxing, soothing atmosphere in your home. Whether you use them on their own or mix them with other fragrances, they're sure to fill your space with a wonderful scent.
Candles vs Diffusers
When it comes to filling your home with the perfect scent, you may be wondering whether candles or diffusers are the way to go. While both options have their own benefits, there are a few key differences between the two that may help you decide which is best for you.
For starters, candles typically provide a stronger scent than diffusers. If you’re looking for something that will really fill up your space and make it smell amazing, then candles are probably the way to go. However, if you’re looking for something that’s a bit more subtle, then diffusers may be better suited for you.
Another key difference between candles and diffusers is that candles can take a bit more time to set up. You have to find the perfect spot for them, make sure they’re level, and then light them.