If you're new to the world of gel wax melts, you might be wondering what gel wax is. Gel wax is a type of wax that is used in candles and wax melts. It's made from a combination of mineral oil and polymer resin, which gives it a clear, jelly-like appearance. Gel wax is becoming increasingly popular because it has a longer burn time than other types of wax.
The Advantages of Gel Wax
One of the biggest advantages of gel wax is its long burn time. Gel wax can last up to twice as long as traditional wax melts made with paraffin or soy wax. Gel wax is non-toxic and safe to use around children and pets. Additionally, Gel wax melts are really easy to remove and will not leave a mess in your burner tray, unlike traditional wax.
How are gel wax melts made?
Gel wax melts can be made at home, but gel wax is more difficult to work with than other types of waxes as they require a higher melting point and not all fragrance oils are suitable in gel wax. Gel wax is also more expensive than paraffin or soy. If you are interested in making gel melts, I would suggest reading our other blog on how to make gel wax melts.
If you're looking for a type of wax that has a longer burn time and are fun to use, then gel wax might be the right choice for you. Be sure to buy your gel melts from a reputable supplier so that you can be sure you're getting a quality product. Thanks for reading!