Wax melts are considered a much safer option than candles as they do not produce soot or smoke and don’t need to be directly lit to release the fragrance locked in them. Just like candles, wax melts are everywhere, you can find them in retail stores close to you, and you can also buy wax melts online.
However, just like every other product, if you don’t use it properly, it could become dangerous or pose some risks during its use.
If you are new to wax melts, chances are that you don’t know the dos and don’ts. Hence, this guide will look at the risks involved with oil burners or electrical melters (warmers) that require tealight.
Wax Melts Safety Instructions
Never leave a non-electric oil burner or electric wax warmer unattended
Some people make the mistake of leaving their room or home with the electric wax warmer or non-electric oil burner on. This act is totally unsafe as the electric melters can become a safety hazard if left unattended for too long.
For example, suppose you leave your electric melters on for a long time. In that case, it can result in overheating, electrical wire damage, and become a trip hazard. In the case of non-electric wax warmers, they use tealight candles which pose the same threat as a regular candle.
Hence, if you must leave the room or house, ensure your electric melter is turned off, or your tealight is entirely out, and the wick ember no longer glows.
Never place your non-electric oil burner or electric wax melter on or near anything flammable
Before using your electric warmer or non-electric oil burner to heat your wax melts, make sure to take your wax melter away from flammable things like furniture, carpets, books, bedding, drapes, and paper.
Do not move your non-electric oil burner or electric wax warmer when lit
Avoid moving your electric melter or non-electric oil burner when it’s lit or even immediately after it’s been put off. Why? The wax you heated will remain hot even after the tealight has been extinguished or the electric melter has been turned off.
Touching the hot wax causes burns. Hence, it’s better to wait until the wax solidifies before you can move the wax melter or non-electric oil burner.
Place your non-electric oil burner or electric wax warmer on a flat, cool, heat-resistant surface
When using your electric warmer or non-electric oil burner, make sure that it’s placed on a flat, cool, and heat-resistant surface because if its placed on a surface that’s not resistant to heat, damage may occur—especially when it’s used without a protective tray, plate, or similar product.
Do not place your non-electric oil burner or electric wax warmer near a source of heat
If you keep your wax melters close to a heat source, refrain from it as it could cause pose high risks to the electric wax warmer or non-electric oil burner and the items around it due to the high temperatures.
Do not place your non-electric oil burner or electric wax warmer in draught
Why is this important? It’s important because it helps prevent rapid or uneven burning, excessive dripping, and soothing.
Never add fragrance oils or water to the bowl under any circumstance
Never try to add fragrance oils or water to the bowl, as it can cause the wax to splatter and, in some cases, break the container.