Are gel wax melts any good?

Gel wax, also known as jelly wax, has become a popular replacement for wax melts, and for good reasons. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Easy to use - Gel wax melts are simple to use. When you're ready to change the wax, let it cool down to room temperature and then peel it off the burner.
  2. Strong scent - Gel wax melts provide the same strong and long-lasting fragrance as regular wax melts.
  3. Great social media content - The peeling process of gel wax from the burner is visually satisfying, making it an excellent content source for social media creators.
  4. Long-lasting fragrance - Gel wax melts are made with a type of wax that releases fragrance slowly, allowing for a more extended scent experience.
  5. Fun and exciting - Trying something new is always enjoyable, and gel wax melts offer a fresh way to fragrance your home.

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Here are some FAQs:

Can I use gel wax melts in an electric warmer?

Yes, electric wax warmers are safe to use with gel wax melts. Electric wax warmers are becoming more and more popular as they offer the ability to adjust the power level and do not require the use of tea lights, making them a safer alternative.

When using an electric burner, gel wax is better suited to the medium and high power settings due to the fact that gel wax has a higher melting point than regular wax. It's worth noting that the scent may be richer in a tea light burner, as they heat up to a higher temperature and release more fragrance. 

What is gel wax made from?

Gel wax is a type of synthetic wax that is created by combining mineral oil and polymer resin. The resulting wax has a translucent appearance and a rubbery texture. Gel wax has a higher melting point than traditional paraffin or soy wax, which allows it to burn for longer periods of time.

One of the key properties of gel wax is its slow melt rate, which means that the fragrance is released slowly over time, resulting in a longer-lasting scent. Gel wax also emits more light than traditional waxes, which makes it a popular choice for use in candles.

In terms of safety, gel wax has been rigorously tested and is considered a safe and reliable way to scent your home. However, as with any candles or wax melts, it is important to follow the safety instructions on your wax burner and never leave them unattended.

Are gel wax melts pet friendly?

While gel wax melts are generally considered safe to use around pets, it is recommended to keep an eye on your pets and observe their behaviour when introducing a new fragrance into the home. Always make sure they are out of reach and never leave a candle or wax melt unattended. 

What is the lifespan of gel wax melts?

Gel wax melts are made to provide long-lasting fragrance. They melt at a higher temperature, resulting in a slower fragrance release. One 40g pod can last up to 40 hours.