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Scented Wax Melts Review

Scented wax melts review.

It wasn’t until early in 2021 that I came across scented wax melts. What an excellent alternative to candles! They are elegant, simple to use, and instantly create a cosy atmosphere.

Scented wax melts reviews
FM 413 wax melts. An excellent gift for the home with a choice of scents to choose from

These wax burners are quick and easy to use, and with so many stylish holders available, I knew I had found a great purchase.

Many of us currently use scented candles to give off a pleasant fragrance or reed diffusers that work similarly without a naked flame. They are long-lasting and provide an instant fragrance to fill the home.

Candles used to be very popular during the winter, especially around Christmas time, but we now see more and more homes having scented candles lit throughout the summer, too. Even our gardens have enjoyed a naked flame while we sit and watch the sun go down.

Wax melts are a reasonably new concept and product on the market. They were first created to use excess wax left over by candle makers, making them a great way to reuse leftover wax. Despite this innovation, candles have existed for thousands of years and remain popular today.

How to make your wax melts at home 

Why are wax melts so popular?

Wax melts have gained popularity for several reasons. One of the main factors is the variety of attractive wax burners available on the market, allowing people to choose designs that complement their home decor. Additionally, melting wax in these burners is visually appealing and soothing to watch as the wax slowly liquefies under the flame. This process not only releases a pleasant fragrance into the room but also adds an element of relaxation and ambience to the environment.

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Wax melts holder with saucer candle holder on eBay

You bring up an important safety consideration. While plug-in wax burners are generally safer than those using open flames like tea light candles, it’s crucial to be cautious when using any wax melt burner, especially in homes with young children or pets.

The liquid wax can become very hot and may pose a risk if accidentally knocked over. Placing the burner in a secure and stable location is essential to minimise the risk of accidents. Additionally, keeping it out of reach of children and pets is advisable to ensure their safety.

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Wax melts are known for their cost-effectiveness and longevity compared to traditional candles. It’s impressive to hear that a single set of four cubes has lasted over two months, primarily when used for six hours daily.

This demonstrates how a little goes a long way with wax melts, making them an excellent choice for those who enjoy continuous fragrance in their home without frequently replacing them.

Adjusting the number of cubes used to achieve the desired level of scent intensity is a convenient feature for users who prefer stronger or milder fragrances in their living spaces. Wax melts are a great way to fragrance the home for an extended period without overpowering the room.

Scented wax melts reviews
There are some exquisite wax melt holders available online

The portability and ease of wax melts undoubtedly add to their appeal. Their versatility allows you to switch fragrances easily, making it convenient for those who enjoy a variety of scents throughout the year or when travelling. Similar to traditional candles, their relaxation and therapeutic benefits are a significant draw for many people.

The wide variety of styles and fragrances available on the market ensures that there’s a wax melt option to cater to consumers’ diverse preferences. Everyone loves the smell of clean, crisp, and freshness in the home.

Benefits of using wax melts.

Lemon is a very versatile scent that instantly lifts our spirits, makes the home feel clean, and gives us a kick-start to the day.

Pine’s woody and fresh smell reminds us of the Christmas season. It is a great scent for those who need a little pick-me-up, as it helps to lower depression and stress—something I’m sure many of us could use from time to time!

Vanilla is one of those scents you either love or hate. While some will enjoy its sweet, warm, and sugary scent, others will find it too sickly. A positive benefit of using vanilla is its ability to uplift and bring joy and relaxation.

 Lavender is possibly one of the most popular fragrances. Its delicate floral scent is subtle and has huge healing properties. For those who suffer from anxiety, depression, disturbed sleeping patterns, or fatigue, a touch of lavender can make a huge difference. Lavender is a very popular scent that is used in aromatherapy and added to essential oils.

Scented wax melts reviews
Most homes have a fragrance in some form or another.

There’s nothing quite like sitting at your desk on a winter’s evening, with a gentle fragrance filling the room and the flicker of candlelight creating a cosy atmosphere. If you are feeling creative, you can combine small portions from a couple of different fragrance cubes to create your unique scent.

Apart from using them for your enjoyment, wax melts can also make a lovely gift for someone. Whether you choose a plug-in or the tea light candle style, the burners can be purchased from places like eBay.

If you are purchasing just the wax melts, you can buy them from several places online. It’s good to know that FM Cosmetics also has a selection of wax melts that match some of your favourite fragrances.

FM wax melts

These delightful home ritual wax melts come in a box of 25 cubes and are available in seven different scents.

Scented wax melts reviews
FM wax melts have become very popular since they came onto the market earlier this year.
  • Lemongrass
  • White Sandalwood
  • FM 900 ( inspired by Tom Ford- Lost Cherry)
  • FM 910 ( inspired by Baccarat Rouge 540)
  • FM 472 ( inspired by Aventus Creed)
  • FM 18 ( Inspired by Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel )
  • FM 413 ( inspired by La Vie Est Belle- Lancôme )

I have FM 413 burning in my home. It’s a beautiful, delicate scent that helps me relax. The same fragrance is also available in 50ml perfume bottle sprays, so you can carry your favourite scent to work or into town.

FM 900 and FM910 are unisex boxes, perfect for the home or office. You can purchase your box here.

Price: £22 per box. This works out at just 88 pence per cube, and they are affordable, with each cube lasting for several weeks!

Box size 75g

My rating is 10 out of 10.

A must-have for every home!

Check out eBay, too, for their selection of wax melts.


  • Jannette

    I love using wax melts as they are safer to use around children & our pets than a flame candle. Also, when I use candles cannot stand the smell when you blow out the candle. Wax melts can come in different scents & even scents that are good to warm during cold/flu season. I will be sharing your website with my social media followers. 

    • Louise Allen

      Hi Jannette, 

      Thank you so much for stopping by. 

      Absolutely, wax melts have become so popular and they really are a better option than candles in many ways. 

      There is so much choice too and with the added benefits of helping with colds as well as our well being, they are a great addition to the home.

      I very much appreciate you sharing my website with your followers. If I can be of any assistance in the future, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

      All the best,


  • Ann

    One of the things I like is that these do not contain kerosene, so our home will smell nice.

    Once melted, they give off a fantastic aroma, and once it cools and solidifies, it can be reused again. And wax melts can be mixed to create a unique scent. That is so cool!

    • Louise Allen

      Hello Ann,

      Thank you for your comment. 

      Yes, it’s important these days to not have such damaging ingredients and our one’s in particular (FM) are made of eco-friendly raw materials.

      The added benefit of being good for the environment as well as for household members.

      I have been pleasantly surprised by how long they last and they don’t lose their fragrance either when they solidify.

      All the best to you,


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