There is nothing better than relaxing in your home with a beautiful aroma. Traditionally, we would light a candle to help ourselves unwind. And whilst a good candle is still a staple in our home, there is a new favourite in town - the wax melt. These wickless pieces of scented wax have gained popularity in the last decade as they offer an alternative to candles. We have found the ten best wax melts in the UK, that will have your home smelling sweet.
What are wax melts and how do you use them??
Think of the wax melt as the candle's younger and more sensible sister. Just like a candle, a wax melt will fill your home with a gorgeous scent but without the dangers linked to lighting an open flame. Candles are the cause of more than one thousand fires every single year. Wax melts offer a safer alternative as they can be heated by an electric wax melt burner, which doesn't require the use of fire at all. These warmers heat it enough to melt the wax producing the most wonderful fragrance.
Wax melts and burners come in all different shapes, scents, colours and sizes. It often makes them a great gift or a fantastic way of showcasing your style and personality in your home.
Best wax melts in the UK 2022:
Elephant lychee wax melts pack of 12
Most ethical wax melts
These natural lychee soy melts are beautifully presented in an elegant box. Each melt in this set of 12 has an approximate burning time of 12 hours. We love that these melts are suitable for vegans and have been crafted in a cruelty-free way.
APOTHECARY - Set of 20 Wax Melts
Best wax melts for relaxing
M&S have produced this pack of 20 melts. It includes five sets of four wax pods in each scent. Relax and unwind with the aromas of Calm, Balance, Restore, Sleep and Tranquil.
CoinnealCandleCo - Wax Melt Gift Set
Best wax melts to gift
These luxury stacking wax melt selections are presented in fully recyclable eco kraft pots. These hand-poured soy wax tealights are available on a separate listing. Available in two different sets and can even be ordered with a burner, making it the ideal gift to give.
Small Pot: Earl Grey Tea & Cucumber x 6 melts
Medium Pot: Midnight Berries x 8 melts
Large Pot: Rhubarb & Rose x 10 melts
Small Pot: Green Tea & Bergamot x 6 melts
Medium Pot: White Citrus x 8 melts
Large Pot: English Pear & Freesia x 10 melts
Fresh Linen Highly Scented Soy Wax Melts - 16 Pack
Our favourite scent
Fresh Linen is one of our favourite smells in the world. Now you don't need to put on a full load of washing to fill your home with the glorious scent of clean washing. Each wax melt lasts around six hours, getting a total burn time of 96 hours per box.
Best Yankee scent
Yankee Candles are hailed for their ability to capture scents, and this one is no different. Pink Sand is one of Yankee Candles' best-selling scents. It is a beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla notes. The wax melts and will burn for up to eight hours.
Aromatique Wax Melts Tray
This tray of eight wax cubes features the fresh scent of hyacinths, jasmine and rose, touched lightly with the Lily of the valley.
DERDUFT Scented Soy Wax Melts 4 Pack
Best mix of scents in a set
This set contains six squares of highly scented wax for use in a tea light or electric burners. These scents are a warm rose, fresh jasmine, sweet cherry and wild lavender.
Fruity Mixed Soy Wax Melts Scented
Best fruity scents
If you are a fan of fruity scents in your home, this is the wax melt set for you. We cannot get enough of these refreshing powerful scents. Each heart will produce approximately six hours of gorgeous scent per heart.
This set contains four Black Cherry, four Lemon Sherbet, four Coconut and four Mango.
Lily Flame - Parma Violet Wax Melts
Sweetest wax melt scent
Parma Violets is an age-old classic. These scents give us so much nostalgia and happiness when we fill our homes with them. They are packed full of fragrance and will produce 15 hours of essence when warmed.
LA BELLEFÉE Wax Melts
Best long-lasting wax melts
This scented wax melt is made from soy wax, which is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. These powerful little squares promise 25 to 30 hours of burning time.
How long do wax melts last?
The burning time of each wax melt will differ. Usually, these will last more than six hours and can be used until you can no longer smell the scent. We have found some of the stronger scents will last multiple uses.