5 years, 6 months ago

scented wax melts

I love my essential oils and vapouriser. But was looking at alternatives as well.

Recently I bought some Scentsy brand wax melts from my niece who sells it. However having read up on them a bit more I am not sure about the whole paraffin. From what i can gather Paraffin candles aren’t great for our health on a regular basis but I am unsure if wax melts, that have no wik, fall into the same category. As there is no soot.

Also the Scentsy ones are perfumed oils which we know is not the same as essential oils. In our other essential oils thread a year or so ago we discussed the benefits of using essential oils. Perfumed oils/ fragrance oils are for the most part made out of well I don’t really know what LOL! But not necessarily beneficial for us and some could be possibly detrimental with regular use. Non scientific statement obviously.

Anyone up for a discussion on the positive / negative side effects of beeswax, soy wax, paraffin wax other wax melts. This is only for wax melts so not candles. Based on personal experience, knowledge and so on 🙂

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  • 4 years, 5 months ago

    I was given a Scentsy warmer for Christmas, I also have a couple of the Air-Wick one’s as well. My Air-Wick warmer gets a little hot, but my Scentsy one doesn’t. I never knew about the Paraffin candles being bad for you, guess I will stick to the soy melts!

  • 4 years, 8 months ago

    I’ve heard that the soy based candles are the most natural ones to have. I’ve tried lots of Companies over the years and have found that the be enlightened range to be the best. They are not only great smelling and long lasting but they also have lead free cotton wicks and are made with natural essential oils, (sounds good to me).

  • 4 years, 10 months ago

    I buy from here and you only need a 5kg bag for melts 🙂 https://www.eroma.com.au/candle-making-supplies/candle-wax/soy-candle-wax/

  • 4 years, 10 months ago

    Melts are sooo easy to make and you save yourself lots of money . You melt it in the microwave, weigh, add 8% of fragrance and then pour into mould. I prefer to use soy so most of the time I pour into a little plastic melt tray.

    I don’t use electric melters so I put my burner in the freezer for a couple of minutes after the wax has cooled and the pop out when it’s solid. If I don’t have time to do this I just pour it into something while it is still hot. Then I wipe it out with paper towel.

    • 4 years, 10 months ago

      Thanks, very interesting idea, will try one day :))
      But where do you buy soy and how much is cost?

  • 4 years, 10 months ago

    I’ve used them once, they leave the wax there and it makes it difficult to clean.

  • 4 years, 10 months ago

    I saw Air-Wick electrical melter for half-price ($7) at Coles near month ago. Of course I grabbed it ever without asked mysel “do I really need it?” Unfortunately all wax melts was original price ($7-8 for pack) so I bought just one – Sweet Hazelnut Charm (sugar maple & hazelnut crisp). It’ marvelous! Smell is nice and reminds me bakery and chai. Later I bought wax melt Glade Radiant Berries. Smell is nice but not strong.

    I don’t know how it is good or bad for my health and prefer don’t think about it. I just enjoy and relax…

    Curious if I can put pure water with a few drops of my favorite assencial oil on this dish…

    P.S. Don’ know how rotate picture, sorry :((

  • 5 years, 4 months ago

    Trish I still haven’t had a chance to get to David Jones!! The special will be over no doubt 🙁

    Hey make sure you review your circa home products here too! The melts and burner don’t seem to have been reviewed so you will get double points 😉

    • 5 years, 4 months ago

      Oonga, I ordered more the other day so the special was still on then. I didn`t realise Circa Home was on BH before I bought the wax melts but I have reviewed and was delighted to get the bonus points for the melts. I only did the warmer yesterday so that isn`t up yet.

      • 5 years, 4 months ago

        Maybe I should order them online! I will go check delivery price! 🙂

  • 5 years, 4 months ago

    Haha Trish, I can sometimes be a bit dense when somethings seem obvious. It’s not you. I didn’t read the title lol!!

  • 5 years, 4 months ago

    I bought the Circa Home Electric Wax Warmer!!!! It’s lovely – it definitely isn’t any better than the cheaper versions but I wanted one for the lounge room and this is perfect. It has little holes in the top under the bowl and there is a soft glow through them. Not suggesting any of you need to buy this but I really like mine.

    The calming effect of the melts is lovely and calming seems to be in shorter supply at the moment than I like. Hugs to the melted wax group!

    • 5 years, 4 months ago

      Trish, when i saw your comments on the””latest”” posts tag, I thought you were talking about a hair remover wax. And then you mentioned you got it for the lounge room lol. I was like – a hair remover wax unit? For display? Then i read the title of the post and was like ooohhhhhhhhh!

      • 5 years, 4 months ago

        Oh Lubz!!!! Oh dear, I can`t stop laughing but I have a reputation for going off on a tangent – I know EXACTLY what I`m saying but others are perplexed, to say the least!!! Thank you, sweetie for lightening the topics and for being such a gorgeous lady!

  • 5 years, 4 months ago

    That is excellent feedback Trish! Thanks for sharing! I might need to pop into David Jones! I am almost all out of the ones I ordered from Burn Decor!

    • 5 years, 4 months ago

      Oonga, what on earth were you doing at 4.37am when you should have been sleeping??? I`m super impressed with the Circa because my warmer is in the bedroom and left on over night. I could still smell the faintest fragrance this morning. I should have said you get a 3rd product free when you buy 2 items, not what I did say! Hope life is good for you, all good here.

      • 5 years, 4 months ago

        Plenty of us up at 4.37am! I`m almost finished my 20 mins of exercises for my back and shortly showering – heading out the front door at 5.25am! Been starting work at 7am lately.

      • 5 years, 4 months ago

        Groaning here, Kassalee! After being up at 5am for years while we were both working we now struggle to get up before 9.30!!! Hope you`re well and that your back is actually responding to treatment.

      • 5 years, 4 months ago

        I was getting ready to take the Rottweilers for their morning walk 🙂
        I am up at 4am on days i work I start at 6:30am. Luckily I live a 7 minute drive from work!

        When I retire Trish I will be like you and struggling to get up before 10am!! LOL

        Kassakee Hope things are going better for you xo

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