Are you worried about the damage that might come from having that wax warmer on all the time? No doubt it's addictive, which is why we are here to answer your questions so you can enjoy the fragrance in peace. On a serious note, how long can you leave a wax warmer on? Read till the end to get a detailed answer!
Types Of Wax Warmers
Tealight Wax Warmers
There are specific tealights designed to burn for 4 hours, while some can be used for up to 8 hours. The tealight will extinguish itself once it uses all of its wax. You can choose the one you prefer.
Hazards of Tealight Wax Warmers:
- According to cosy aromas, if your burner is too short, there can be a fire hazard. When the wax warmer is left burning for too long, the little distance between the tealight’s flame and the underside of the warmer dish can result in the dish getting overheated and cracking.Make sure that this distance is around 11cm
- Tealights that come in metal pots can get extremely hot.
- Tealights that are in plastic pots can melt the plastic and cause a fire.
Electric wax warmers
They can go on for 10 hours or until the scent fades away.
Unlike tealights or candles, electric wax warmers don’t have the same level of risk of causing a fire. That doesn't mean you shouldn't be giving them a break. It’s still helpful to check the manufacturer’s guide on your wax warmer.
Hazards of Electric Wax Warmers:
- Electric wax warmers can overheat.
- The wires can get damaged.
- There's a danger of getting electrocuted due to spilled water.
- If the wax melts are paraffin-based, using them for an extended period can accumulate the released toxins in the air.That’s why you should consider using Soy or beeswax-based wax melts to avoid breathing in the toxins.
- Be sure that your tealights are not near a flammable object if you plan to leave them on overnight.
- You can get a wax warmer with a timer. These wax warmers can be set to your liking, so you don’t have to worry about them overheating.
- Remember that the wax will lose its scent after 5 hours. You’ll have to turn it off to replace it when that happens.
- A 4-hour tealight will keep the wax warmer from getting too hot. It will also last longer than the 8-hour one.
Check out this video for some more safety tips:
To conclude, tealight wax warmers will burn for 4-8 hours, while the electric ones can stay on for 10 hours. You should check the manufacturer's instructions on your wax warmer to stay on the safe side.
Make sure to take precautions before leaving your warmer on for the night. Comment and ask away if you have any questions, and let us know if these tips helped you out!