Candle Melting 101

If you have never melted a candle, rather than burning it, you are missing out! Melting is not only hassle-free but comes with some serious benefits. I purchased my candle warmer in March and since then it has changed my life! (My super important wax-loving life that is.)

There are different types of candle warmers; some look like hot plates while others a small croc. I have a “hot plate” warmer that also came with a dish to melt wax in. You can find these fairly cheap on Amazon and sometimes on sale at Yankee Candle.

Candle Melting 101

There are MANY benefits to candle warmers. Not only will this method provide a much stronger throw, but it will also make the candle’s fragrance last longer too. I usually burn my candles until they start having problems; at the first sign of soot, I put my candle on the warmer. Once on the warmer, your candle will have an even pool and overall become less messy. The best part is that you can leave your candle melting while you’re not home!

Please do keep in mind that if you melt a candle, you can never burn it again. The wicks will release off the bottom of the jar and will not perform as they should anymore. Also, don’t light your candle while it’s on the warmer. That creates the risk of the glass jar overheating and shattering.

Candle warming is very hassle-free and ultimately more enjoyable in my opinion. Do you melt your candles? Share your thoughts to this method in the comments!

March 2016 Candle Empties

March 2016 Candle Empties

Hey there, melters! March, to me, means I can finally start burning fresh and fruity fragrances. This past month I also realized I needed to start burning through my stash quicker than I have in the past. Low and behold my first empties post! Let’s get started and first talk about 3-wick candles.

March 2016 Candle Empties

Pomegranate Prosecco Punch (3-wick candle) – This scent was released in the Holiday 2015 BBW collection, but the fresh & fruity fragrance was perfect for the beginning of Spring. About half way through, the candle had issues fully pooling out so I put it on the candle warmer to finish it off. While I liked it, I probably wouldn’t pick it up again – I’d rather stick with Champagne Toast.

Happy Easter (3-wick candle) – I’ll be honest, if there wasn’t so much hype around this candle I wouldn’t have indulged. It’s not exactly my type of scent but I did enjoy it while it lasted. This was another that had burn issues – I eventually lost my patience and finished it off on the candle warmer. Next year I probably won’t give into the hype. 😉

Blueberries & Creme (3-wick candle) – My fiancé was the fan of this scent which is the only reason I gave it a chance. The candle was way too light for me and I didn’t enjoy it. To top it off, there were some burn issues so I put it on the candle warmer as well. I would never purchase this or any repackage again.

Espresso Bar (3-wick candle) – I finally finished off Espresso Bar from the 2013 BBW Italian collection. It did have a bit of soot which resulted again in the candle warmer. Can you tell I like using my candle warmer? While I adored this scent, it did make me sneeze quite a bit. I’ll stick to Mocha Latte Swirl in the future.

March 2016 Wax Empties

Pink Velvet (wax melt) – Wow, this wax melt is amazing. I’m sure you’ve heard just about everyone in the wax community review this scent so I won’t bore you with the same old story. I have hoarded quite a few more clamshells for years to come. Hopefully this will be a returning scent each Spring!

Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla (wallflower) – I finally finished off this wallflower but wouldn’t consider it a Spring scent at all. It lasted quite some time and threw wonderfully, but I would only plug this in again during the Winter months.

Gelato (wallflower) – I have been hoarding the last of my Gelato wallflowers for years. I finally caved and was shockingly displeased. It barely threw and didn’t smell at all like the candle did.

Tea & Lemon (wallflower) – Last but certainly not least, this wallflower was absolutely amazing. I’ve never had a wallflower this strong until the very last drop of oil evaporated before. I hope to find more of these at SAS in a few weeks because I will be hoarding for sure!

I’m pretty excited to have made a dent in my stash. It’s quite clear that I favored the candle warmer this month and my definite favorite was the Pink Velvet wax melt from Scentsationals. What was your favorite scent that you burned this past month? Share in the comments!

Michelle’s Candle Favorites

Melting with Michelle - Candle Favorites

Hello and welcome to my new blog, Melting with Michelle! My candle obsession began back in 2012 when I moved into my first apartment. I started out storing my purchases in a small cubby but by 2014, I transitioned into four bins organized by seasons. Fast forward to 2016 and I’ve been forced to move my candle collection into a large trunk due to it’s vast size.

Up until five months ago, I had no idea there was an entire wax community online that shared their finds and sales. Now, I’m subscribed to numerous YouTube channels and part of several Facebook groups. I finally feel like I’m part of a group of people that finally get me! I’m ready to begin giving my input to this community mainly through this blog.

There are so many different types of fragrances such as bakery, floral, and cologne to name a few. It’ll be important to get an understanding of my preferences to know how they’ll match up with your own. Knowing this will help in determining how seriously you should take my recommendations. Without further ado, here are my candle favorites.

Favorite Types of Candles: Bakery

Favorite Candle Brand: Bath & Body Works

Favorite Season to Burn Candles: Fall

Favorite Candles: BBW Raspberry Peach Macaron, Leaves, and Marshmallow Fireside

I’m very excited to make new candle friends and start sharing with you! I’d like to get to know my readers as well, so answer the same four “candle favorites” questions! Can’t wait to read your comments and learn more about you!