How to use Wax melts without a burner – My Christmas Crate


One of our favorite items is the "Home for Christmas" wax melts by Candle Warmers Etc.  There's nothing like the scent of Christmas filling your home and these melts did just that! With notes of cinnamon, fir, pin, cedarwood and vanilla! Many of you already have a wax burner handy in your home but for those that do not, don't fret! We've got you covered with some ingenious hacks to enjoy your melts (sans the burner).


A wax melt is a cube of wax either made from Soy, Paraffin or beeswax. This wax is melted down and mixed with fragrance or essential oils in a ration of around 10% fragrance to wax. The wax melt is then melted on a warmer, this releases the fragrance scents from the wax. Wax melts come in a variety of different styles, colors and scents. A wax melt is a scented piece of wax, much like what you’d find in a candle jar - but without the wick! To fill your home with fragrance, you simply warm up and melt the wax melt using either an electric burner or a tealight heated burner. They also have many different names including:

  • Melts.
  • Tarts.
  • Clamshells
  • Snapbars.
  • Hearts.

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Stove method: Warm a small bit of water in a medium-sized pot, and then place a smaller pot within the water and place your wax in the smaller pan. This is a great way to enjoy the aroma without a burner or warmer still. 

Microwave method: Make your own burner: Pour your wax beads into a microwave safe bowl and put it in the microwave. ... Put the microwave on for 10 seconds, once it's done give your wax a stir and put it back in for another 10 seconds. Repeat this process until your wax has melted to a honey-like consistency.



Since we are a Christmas year round subscription box and store, we often use wax warmers in our office or warehouse. There's something wonderful about burning the scent of Christmas even in July!  Occasionally, we add Christmas and seasonal wax melts to our Christmas Crate subscription boxes for our customers. Not all customers may have a warmer readily on hand so we improvise for them!  Wax melts are a wonderful gift for family & friends also and let's not forget they fit nicely in stockings! 



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