Making sure you’re using the correct wax burner

https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product-category/burners/

It’s so important to me as a wax vendor to remind my customers and followers the safety about using the correct type of wax burner to melt my scented wax in or even anyother business who sells scented wax products too. Please take your time to read my blog as there’s some very important information I’m going to share with you.

So as a seller of tea light and electric warmers, it’s up to me as a seller to make sure the burners I buy in are legally tested to melt wax products. Now every type of burner I sell has been tested and approved to use wax products in, now there’s different types of burners you can buy and this is where you need to be very careful if buying from other shops, online or at markets. You’ll see you can purchase wax warmers or oil burners online and in different stores. Now oil burners are for using for aromatherapy oils, they are not suitable for using wax in, if the burner is suitable for both it’ll say in the description wax/oil burner, if it just says oil please do not use wax in these. Wax heats up at a higher temperature than the oils, if that manufacturer has only tested their burners using oils, then it’s not classed safe to use wax in them. You’ll never see me sell just oil burners, if a burner I sell is suitable for both and has been tested for both I’ll state this on my website. I tend to stick to burners that have just been tested for use for wax, it stops the confusion and then my customers know if they buy a burner for me it’s just for wax products only.

Over the last few weeks on Facebook I’ve seen some shocking photos of people in groups (not mine and none of my customers) showing burners that have over heated when using wax in them and it all boils down to they’ve bought oil burners. I don’t want to scare anyone, but I feel it’s for me to educate my customers why I always say wax warmer on my clp products and website. An oil burner has been tested for aromatherapy oils only, you’ll find some burner’s very cheap question why, if it’s small question why, look at the legal labelling that you’ll find on the bottom of all burners. I’d never personally buy a burner that’s cost £1 it’s more than likely not been tested for wax and in some cases you’ll find it’s probably not been tested at all, believe me good quality burners aren’t cheap to buy for either me the supplier and you the customer, but they are affordable.  I’d hate for one of my customers to use the wrong type and if buying one of my burners you know they have been tested for wax products, they are safe, yes they may be a little more expensive, but this is because they’ve been tested correctly and all CE approved.

Also tea light warmers another important thing I have to share with you all is never use a tea lights that burns  for any longer than 4 hours, any longer than this can cause any warmer to over heat, it’s too long and this is why I always state never melt for longer than 4 hours at anyone time. Melting for more than 4 hours will cause the burner to start over heating, in time it can cause hairline cracks and then eventually crack, you honestly don’t want that to happen as it’s dangerous. If you follow my guidelines at all times you’ll always keep safe and use products the correct way. There’s many burners out there that are suitable for wax, you don’t have to buy one of mine, but all I say is do your research make sure it’s a wax warmer and you’ll be fine as long as you always use your warmers correctly. When using tea lights, NEVER stack one tea light on top of another, I’ve seen this before and it’s DANGEROUS it’s too close to the bowl and will cause it to over heat.

If you are in doubt and there’s a burner you’re after purchasing even if it’s some another wax vendors online store,  feel free to message me with a photo and I might be able to advise you. Sometimes I won’t be able to as it’s not what they always look like, but you as a customer are within your rights to ask businesses that are selling these products if they have been tested for wax. Never feel like you can’t ask businesses questions about the products they are selling as you’ve all got the right to ask questions and any business should be more than happy to answer your questions too.

Just before I go always remember when changing the wax from your wax warmer, never use a knife to remove it as you’ll scratch the bowl of the burner and in time this could cause it to break. Never put your burner in the freezer, I can’t believe people do this as again it’s dangerous. The best way to clean your burner is, turn it on for electric or light a tea light and as the bowl starts to warm you’ll be able to remove the wax using kitchen roll it’ll just scoop out if you catch it just as it’s starting to warm. If you’re cleaning it when all the wax is melted just soak up the wax using kitchen roll. Any old wax just wrap and pop in your house hold bin, never pour wax down your drain this will cause your drain to block.

I hope you’ve all taken a little bit more knowledge from this weeks blog, I like to talk about safety often as my priority is to make sure I keep you all safe.

Have a sparkly evening and…….happy melting!

Rachel……x https://www.littleideaswithlove.co.uk/product-category/burners/

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36 replies
    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Thank you Janine. When I saw the post in another candle group it really made me worry and I knew I needed to explain to my customers why it’s so important to make sure they know what they are buying xx

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  1. Kate Plummer
    Kate Plummer says:

    Always amazes me the people who sell oil burners and fob them off as suitable for wax. I bet if they’re asked if they’re suitable for wax, half of these vendors won’t even know. It’s frightening really. I love how you’re full of knowledge about safety. It’s very important as I well know being your health and safety officer 😉 xxxx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Kate you know me well and how I love to keep everyone safe and I know what you’re like about safety too. When I decided to start up my business I knew one of my biggest priorities before anything else was to learn and gain knowledge in every field and to reach products I make and products I buy in like my burners. I believe a trusted and good seller understands everything they sell and knows all about the safety side too. I’ll always keep you all informed, even when I see others do wrong I’ll always say as I want you all to be super safe everyday xx

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  2. Jenny O'Sullivan
    Jenny O'Sullivan says:

    Very informative and must admit that there are a lot of cheap products out there that aren’t upto the job so be careful xx

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  3. Gemma Evans
    Gemma Evans says:

    Very useful info there. I always make sure I’m careful when using my burner and make sure I clean it out properly by melting it slightly and using kitchen roll. Have a lovely week x

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  4. Wai-Ling Bennett
    Wai-Ling Bennett says:

    Thank you for the heads up about burners. I use electric wax melters now for safety reasons with having so many cats and dogs x

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Yes they are so much better around pets, to be honest I use more electric than tea light. Have a lovely evening Wai xx

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  5. Claire Lister
    Claire Lister says:

    Sound advice. It sounds straight forward but as you said there are many who dont know these safe guidelines. I only ever use the bigger/longer burning tea lights if I do a pumpkin at Halloween 😂😂 xxx ❤

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  6. Sarah Foulds
    Sarah Foulds says:

    Very informative, thank you. Its scary that things are being sold without people knowing what they are suitable for xx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      It’s very scary and many of the £1 shops sell burners and I wouldn’t even use them for oils either as they are so cheaply made xx

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  7. Marie Gallagher
    Marie Gallagher says:

    Very informative post Rachel, safety is so important especially where heat and naked flames are involved. Someone I knew at Uni had a horrible scar on her hand from an oil burner that had been left unattended and dried up, so it’s always made me extra cautious using any kind of burner! x

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      I hope your friends ok now. Yes it’s always so much better to be super safe and I’m always reminding everyone about safety as I feel it’s something you can keep in shouting out about to remind everyone xx

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  8. Kate W
    Kate W says:

    Good advice. Safety is so important and I always know whatever I buy from you has been tested and is very safe.

    Have a lovely evening xx

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  9. Maria Wall
    Maria Wall says:

    Fantastic advice thank you Rachel. I always buy my burners and wax from you Rachel, your products are 100% perfect.

    Have a wonderful evening xx

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  10. Sue K
    Sue K says:

    I used the 8 hour candles at first cos thought I was saving money but the wax smelt burnt after about 6 hours so went back to the small ones I just use electric ones now love the blog very informative xx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      I’m glad you don’t use 8 hours anymore they are so dangerous for use in wax and even oil burners. Those longer lasting tea lights anything g from over 4 hours are for tea light holders only to light your room. I’ll keep shouting out about safety in hope everyone will see how to keep safe xx

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  11. Sheila Kitching
    Sheila Kitching says:

    Thanks for the info.
    One thing I have found and I may be the only one. I placed my burner onto my kitchen windowsill between two plants. (suitable distance so as not to burn). The tealights struggled to burn and I couldn’t understand why. After swapping them around it finally dawned on me that the plants were taking the oxygen and once. I moved the burner to another place (plant free) it worked fine!!

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Yes they will draw the oxygen and also by windows I always say never to place them there due to drafts and curtains. Sometimes these things we don’t think about and it’s good to share what you’ve found with others too xx

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  12. Louise Ross
    Louise Ross says:

    Great advice as usual Rach and always good to be reminded. From the first wax I bought from you and the advice regarding CLP I have always been impressed with your professionalism and honestly. 🥰Xxx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      I’m glad you’ve loved the advise regarding CLP from me, it’s so very important I educate everyone regarding this as I like to keep everyone safe and up to date on what the law is too xx

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  13. Lisa Simmons
    Lisa Simmons says:

    I’ve always used the 4hrs tealight candles, as safety is important to me, and I always use kitchen roll to clean my burners out, thank you for a blog like this Rach, have a lovely week xx

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  14. Chloe O
    Chloe O says:

    I always used to use 8 hour candles until you mentioned this before, I remember one of my wax burners had a small crack in the top dish part so definitely got to be careful! Bet a lot of people don’t realise this so it’s good to be informing everyone. Have an amazing day xx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Yes I see many people on social media using them and they don’t know if us as wax vendors educate our customers and share our safety information. I’m so for safety and I’d rather remind people constantly just in case anyone misses it xx

      Reply

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