Updated June 22, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Wax Melts

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We spent 19 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Sick of using the same old candle day after day? Wax melts are a wonderful alternative. They come in a range of appealing scents, so whether you prefer musky, fruity, tropical, or floral notes, you're bound to find the perfect match for your tastes. We've included a variety of different tarts, including some organic and vegan options, to ensure there is one to suit every need. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best wax melt on Amazon.

10. Shortie's Candle Company Variety Pack

9. Swan Creek Drizzle Herbal

8. Aira Hand Poured

7. ScentSationals Wickless Cubes

6. Gentle Bees Philippine Queen

5. Happy Wax Cocktail Mix

4. Madeline Island Candles Purity

3. Febreze Unstopables

2. Bridgewater Candle Bars

1. One Fur All Pet House

Editor's Notes

June 20, 2019:

Sometimes it takes more than mopping the floor or vacuuming the carpet to keep your house smelling fresh and clean. If you are looking for something to make your home smell like a candle store, consider one of these wax melts. For the pet owners, there is no better choice than One Fur All Pet House, which is powerful enough to mask unpleasant litter box odors or a wet dog smell.

Wax melts generally come in two varieties — soy or paraffin. While there have been some claims that paraffin can release harmful fumes into the air, there aren't many, if any, conclusive studies, and they are still considered safe. For those who prefer the better scent throw paraffin offers, we have included options like Febreze Unstopables and Shortie's Candle Company Variety Pack. Some of the soy wax choices on our list include One Fur All Pet House, Happy Wax Cocktail Mix, and Aira Hand Poured. Gentle Bees Philippine Queen is an interesting choice that deserves a special mention. It is actually made from beeswax, which some claim offers some therapeutic benefits when melted.

If you already have your favorite essential oils and want to use them as a fragrance for your whole house, you can get the unscented Madeline Island Candles Purity. They can also be a helpful way to dilute some wax melts you bought previously that have an overpowering scent.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on June 22, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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