Wax Melts vs Flame-Burning Candles

by Kendall Haechten

People have been using scents to make their homes feel cozy for decades. There’s two ways people normally do this - wax melts and traditional burning candles. 

Traditional Wicked Candles

Candles Are More Widely Available


There are benefits to burning a candle over using wax melts. First, traditional wicked candles have been around for decades so naturally they are easier to find. However, there are all-natural, non-toxic, candles and then there are candles made of unclean ingredients. You can read the difference between clean, soy candles and candles at big-box stores here

A Cozier and More Relaxing Ambiance

There’s something about a candle’s flame that makes the room feel more cozy and relaxing. It’s hard to achieve that same vibe with an electric wax melter.

Candles Come in Lots of Varieties

Because candles have been around for so long, you can find them in just about every shape and size. We offer our all-natural soy candles in sizes ranging from 2 ounces to 16 ounces and even 48 ounces!

Wax Melts

However, wax melts have a few benefits of their own.

Wax Melts are Safer Without the Flame

Wax melts are flameless which is safer for homes with children or pets. You don’t have to worry about your cat or toddler knocking over a burning candle and creating a potentially dangerous situation.

No Smoke or Soot

Second, wax melts do not put off soot into the air like some candles do. However, if you trim your candle’s wick then it’ll be less likely to release soot into the air but wax melts eliminate the chance of soot all together.

Smaller Quantities

Wax melts often come in smaller 2 or 3 ounces quantities while candles come in quantities as big as 48 ounces or more. 

Conclusion: Wax Melts vs Candles

The beauty really is in the eye of beholder. If you have kids or pets and want a safer or cheaper option then wax melts may work for you. However, if you’re a die-hard candle lover and want the ambiance that candles create then some all-natural soy candles are perfect.

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