How to Safely Reuse Wax Melts: Tips and Tricks


Wax melts are a fantastic way to fill your home with delightful fragrances. Once the scent starts to fade, you might be tempted to discard them, but did you know you can safely reuse them? Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your wax melts.

 

Collecting Used Wax Melts

Remove from Warmer: Once the fragrance has faded, turn off your wax warmer and let the wax cool and harden. Gently pop out the wax using a butter knife or a similar tool. If you're using one of our silicone liners, you can easily pop it out!

Store in a Container: Collect the used wax melts in a container. You can reuse an old candle jar or any airtight container to keep them until you’re ready to repurpose them.

 

Reusing Wax Melts

Boost with Essential Oils: One of the easiest ways to reuse wax melts is by adding a few drops of essential oils to refresh the scent. Ensure the oils you choose are safe for your home environment and pets. Mix the oils into the melted wax to disperse the fragrance evenly.

DIY Fire Starters: Used wax melts can be turned into fire starters, perfect for camping or your fireplace. Fill muffin tins or paper egg cartons with a small amount of wax. Add some dryer lint, small twigs, or sawdust, then pour the melted wax over the top. Let it cool and harden. These fire starters are easy to light and burn well.

Wax-Covered Pine Cones: Dip pine cones in the melted wax to create fire starters or decorative items. Allow the wax to harden before using them as fire starters or centerpieces.

Homemade Scented Sachets: Pour the melted wax into small fabric pouches or old socks. Once the wax cools and hardens, these sachets can be placed in drawers, closets, or cars to provide a subtle fragrance.

Crayons: Have a particularly deeply colored wax? Pour it into a silicone crayon mold for fun doodling tools! 

 

Safety Tips

Avoid Overheating: When melting old wax, use a low heat setting to avoid burning the wax -- the obvious solution is to use a wax warmer and a glass jar. Otherwise a double boiler method is safest for melting wax evenly and safely. Do not microwave wax. 

Pet Safety: Be cautious with essential oils around pets. Some oils, like tea tree or eucalyptus, can be harmful to pets. Stick to pet-safe options like lavender or chamomile.

Supervise Children: If involving children in these DIY projects, always supervise them closely. Melting wax can cause burns if not handled properly.

 

Conclusion

Reusing wax melts is a creative and eco-friendly way to make the most of your wax products. By following these tips and tricks, you can safely extend the life of your wax melts, adding a pleasant aroma to your home and reducing waste. Whether you’re boosting the scent with essential oils, making new melts, or creating fire starters, these methods are simple and effective. Enjoy and have fun! 

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