Creating the Perfect Atmosphere: A Guide to Using Soy Wax Melts

Creating the Perfect Atmosphere: A Guide to Using Soy Wax Melts

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If you are interested in using wax melts but want a safe breathing environment, you should consider soy wax melts.

At Southern Oak Artisan, we are all about elevating your space in a safe but aesthetic way. We’re diving into the wonderful world of soy wax melts – those little powerhouses of ambiance that hold the key to creating the perfect atmosphere. 

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Why Soy Wax Melts?

We have discussed in great length why soy candles are safe and healthier to breathe. It is no different when it comes to soy wax melts. By opting for soy wax melts, not only do you get a longer-lasting and cleaner burn, but you’re also making a conscious choice for a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.

Here are some reasons why soy wax melts are the better choice.

Natural and Renewable

  • Eco-Friendly Choice: Soy wax is derived from soybeans, making it a renewable resource. This translates to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option compared to paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum.

Cleaner Burning

  • No Toxins or Pollutants: Soy wax burns cleanly, without emitting harmful by-products like benzene and toluene often found in paraffin wax. This means a healthier indoor air quality for you, your family, and your pets. 
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Longer Lasting

  • Extended Burn Time: Soy wax typically has a longer burn time compared to other waxes. This means you get more bang for your buck, enjoying those delightful scents for an extended period.

Better Scent Throw

  • Effective Fragrance Dispersal: Soy wax has excellent fragrance-holding qualities, ensuring a more efficient and even distribution of scents throughout your space. This creates a more immersive and enjoyable experience.

Biodegradable and Easy to Clean

  • Environmentally Responsible: Soy wax is biodegradable, making it a responsible choice. Plus, any spills or residue are easy to clean with just soap and water.
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Supports Agriculture

  • Supporting Farmers: Choosing soy wax supports the agricultural industry as soybeans are a crop, fostering a cycle of sustainability and supporting local farmers.

Versatility in Scent Infusion

  • Blends Well With Fragrances: Soy wax has a natural ability to blend seamlessly with various scents, allowing for a wide range of fragrance options. This versatility contributes to the creation of unique and captivating aromas.

Of course at Southern Oak Artisan, we only use healthy, clean scents with our soy candles and soy wax melts. 

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You can get creative and use soy wax melt warmers like this one.

Choosing the Right Scents

How do you go about choosing the right scent, when purchasing your soy wax melts? It is really about preference. Similar to our soy candles, our clean fragrances have an impact on your mood.

The influence of scents on our mood is nothing short of remarkable. A whiff of lavender can transport us to a tranquil oasis, melting away the stresses of the day.

Energizing citrus notes, like lemon and orange, act as our aromatic cheerleaders, boosting vitality and banishing fatigue.

Floral fragrances, such as rose and jasmine, weave a tapestry of positive emotions, lifting our spirits and invoking a sense of joy.

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Whether it’s the stress-relieving embrace of eucalyptus or the romantic allure of sandalwood, each scent holds a unique key to our emotional realm. 

You can categorize scents into different vibes, such as:

  • Calm and Relaxing: Ideal for winding down after a long day. Think lavender, chamomile, or vanilla.
  • Energizing: Perfect for boosting productivity. Citrus scents like lemon or orange can work wonders. You can try out our Earth or Wind scents from our Elemental Whispers collection for notes of orange.
  • Romantic: Create a sensual atmosphere with warm scents like rose, jasmine, or sandalwood.

Experiment with combinations of soy wax melts and let us know how specific scents have enhanced different moments in your own life.

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Tips for Melting and Enjoying the Melts

To maximize the sensory delight of your Southern Oak Artisan soy wax melts, strategic placement is key.

Optimal placement in well-ventilated areas ensures an even distribution of delightful fragrances, transforming your space into a haven of aroma. Don’t be afraid to unleash your inner scent maestro by mixing and matching different melts.

Get creative and experiment with unique combinations to craft your personalized sensory experience. Temperature plays a crucial role in the melt game; maintain the ideal heat for that perfect fragrance release, steering clear of overheating pitfalls.

Embrace the art of soy wax melting, turning your surroundings into a sanctuary.

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How to Use Soy Wax Melts

If you have never used a wax warmer before, you may be wondering how in the world our hand-poured soy wax melts even melt or how you experience them. 

Using wax melts is a breeze, and here’s a step-by-step guide to help you along your wax melt enjoying journey:

  1. Choose the Right Wax Melt: Select a 100% natural soy wax melt with a fragrance that suits your mood or the ambiance you want to create.
  2. Place the Wax Melt: Pop one or two wax melts into the top dish of your wax melt warmer. Remember, a little goes a long way, so test out a couple of squares to see what your scented soy liking is. 
  3. Power On: If you have an electric warmer, plug it in. For tea light warmers, light the tea light and place it in the bottom of the warmer. The gentle heat from wax warmers melts soy wax melts beautifully.
  4. Enjoy the Fragrance: As the wax melts, it releases its captivating fragrance into the air. Sit back, relax, and let the aroma transport you to wherever you want it to take you.
  5. Dispose and Refresh: Once the fragrance begins to fade, allow the wax to cool and harden. Dispose of the used wax, clean the warmer if necessary, and start anew with a fresh melt.
  6. Safety: always keep your warmer in eyesight. Just like soy wax candles, you should never leave your wax melt warmer unattended. The warmer melts wax, but it is still a hazard if something were to knock it over, hit it, etc. Just be safe. 
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Tea light warmers can create a different type of ambiance.

Behind-the-Scenes: Insights into the Soy Wax Melt Creation Process

Step behind the curtain and discover how we at Southern Oak Artisan create our soy wax melts for you to enjoy.

Our commitment to excellence starts with the careful selection of quality ingredients, again, similar to the way we make our soy wax candles. From the rich embrace of 100% soy wax to the incorporation of premium materials, each element is chosen with precision to ensure a sensory experience like no other.

Craftsmanship is at the heart of our process, where a hands-on approach and meticulous attention to detail shape every melt into a work of art. We take pride in our environmental consciousness. We extend our commitment to sustainability through eco-friendly practices, weaving a narrative of responsibility and care into every fragrant creation.

Not only do we want our product creation process to be safe for the environment, but we want you to be safe when you experience our products. That is why we meticulously research, test, and quality check every product we create.

Let us know if you are using soy wax melts for the first time, or if you have any questions about choosing the right fragrance for your home environment.

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