Common mistakes when using wax melts & wax burners



Avoid Common Mistakes When Using Wax Melts and Wax Burners

Welcome to The Cornish Scent Company, where we take great pride in providing you with the finest wax melts and scented products to elevate your home fragrance experience. If you're new to the world of wax melts and wax burners, it's essential to know the common mistakes to avoid. By following these tips, you'll get the most out of your experience while ensuring safety and optimal performance.

  1. Use the Right Size Tea Light Candle

When using our wax melt burners, always opt for four-hour tea light candles. Eight-hour tealights are designed for tealight holders and not suitable for wax melt burners. The excess heat from longer-burning tealights can lead to severe issues. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures may cause hairline cracks, fractures, or even holes in the burner, posing a fire hazard. Safety is paramount, so please use the appropriate tea light candles for your wax melt burner.

  1. Choose the Right Wax

Selecting the right wax melts is crucial to creating the perfect ambiance in your space. Our wax melts come in a variety of scents, each offering a unique fragrance experience. Some scents are stronger, while others are more subtle or develop complex notes over time. Before making a purchase, consider your preferences and desired fragrance intensity. Feel free to reach out to us for advice on scent styling your home; we're passionate about helping you find the perfect scents.

  1. Understand the Amount Needed

Knowing how much wax melt to use is essential for achieving the desired scent throw. As a general guideline, about two cubes per square inch should suffice for standard-sized burners. However, if you have a larger burner or crave a stronger fragrance, you may want to use up to four cubes per square inch. Experiment with different amounts to find your ideal scent intensity.

  1. Plan Ahead for Safe Use

When using wax melts and burners, planning ahead is crucial. Never leave a lit burner unattended or overfill it with wax. Excessive wax can lead to overheating, posing a safety hazard and damaging your burner. Additionally, avoid leaving the burner on for extended periods, as this may cause soot or black marks to build up on nearby surfaces such as walls, furniture, and carpets. Always prioritize safety and consider the environment in which the burner is placed.


Wax melts and burners are a delightful way to infuse your space with captivating fragrances and create a cozy atmosphere. However, to ensure a pleasant experience, it's essential to avoid common mistakes. Always remember to use the right size tea light candle, choose the appropriate wax for your preferences, understand the amount needed for your burner, and plan ahead for safe and enjoyable use.

At The Cornish Scent Company, we're committed to providing you with top-quality wax melts and exceptional customer service. Feel free to explore our exquisite range of scents, and if you have any questions or need assistance, we're here to help you create the perfect scented haven for your home. Happy scent styling!

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