Do Wax Warmers Use A Lot Of Electricity UK?

A candle warmer is a wise purchase. Candle warmers of decent quality that are both functional and attractive start at roughly P2,500. If you’re a candle connoisseur, the price may not be an issue, but beginners who might fall out of love (gasp!) with scented candles should think about it.

Your electric bill and your carbon footprint

Avoid candle warmers in general if you’re concerned about your electric cost, carbon footprint, or both. Despite the fact that they don’t add much to your overall electricity cost, they are nevertheless an additional expense. Furthermore, the more electricity you use, the larger your carbon footprint becomes.

Is it possible to leave wax warmers plugged in all the time?

So, how long can a wax warmer be left on? Although it’s essential to consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the individual wax warmer you’re using, the following is an excellent starting point.

A tealight wax warmer should be left on for 48 hours or until the aroma fades.

Electric wax warmers can be left on for up to 10 hours, or until the wax melt has lost its scent.

What in a house consumes the most electricity?

The breakdown of energy use in a typical home is depicted in today’s infographic from Connect4Climate.

It displays the average annual cost of various appliances as well as the appliances that consume the most energy over the course of the year.

Modern convenience comes at a cost, and keeping all those air conditioners, freezers, chargers, and water heaters running is the third-largest energy demand in the US.

One of the simplest ways to save energy and money is to eliminate waste. Turn off “vampire electronics,” or devices that continue to draw power even when switched off. DVRs, laptop computers, printers, DVD players, central heating furnaces, routers and modems, phones, gaming consoles, televisions, and microwaves are all examples.

A penny saved is a cent earned, and being more energy efficient is excellent for both your wallet and the environment, as Warren Buffett would undoubtedly agree.

Is it true that wax warmers are preferable to candles?

Wax melts absorb heat more slowly than typical candles, allowing scents to be released without the oils being burned. This allows the wax to continue to release the smell without it evaporating too soon. When you light a candle, you get the reverse effect. The heat from a candle’s flame keeps the wax at a higher temperature, allowing the aroma to permeate more quickly into the air.

Cheaper than candles

Because wax melts squander less scent and burn for longer, they are less expensive than regular candles. Wax melts have a nearly 5x longer burn period per ounce than regular candles. Let’s have a look at the numbers: The average candle costs roughly $20.00 and has a 60-hour burn period. The average cost of a wax melt is $15.00, with a burn time of 225 hours. This simple example shows that wax melts are substantially less expensive than candles.


Traditional candles require a flame, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, candles were responsible for 2% of reported home fires, 3% of home fire deaths, 7% of home fire injuries, and 4% of direct property damage in home fires between 2011 and 2015.

Warmers, which use electricity but do not require an open flame, are all that are required for wax melts. You, your children, your pets, and your valuables could be burned by open flames.

Do not release harmful chemicals

Candles have been linked to cancer and are known to generate hazardous pollutants that can aggravate allergies and asthma. Paraffin wax, a waste product from the petroleum industry, is the most prevalent type of wax used today. Toxic compounds released by paraffin wax include toluene and benzene, which have been linked to lung, brain, and central nervous system harm. Candles also have wicks, which may contain heavy metals like lead. Inhaling airborne heavy metals can be extremely harmful to your health. Despite the fact that in the United States, candle wicks must be made of paper or cotton, research show that up to 30% of them may contain heavy metals.


Candles must be handled with caution due to the open flame and are difficult to travel because the majority of them are produced in fragile glass containers that can quickly break. Wax melts, on the other hand, do not have any of these drawbacks and are far more convenient. Wax melts do not require the use of a lighter, are safer to use around children, and may be readily transported without the risk of shattering glass.

Scents can be controlled and altered

You can adjust the strength of the perfume to suit your preferences or the environment in which the wax melts are being used. Wax melts are available in a variety of sizes and can be used in a variety of ways. You may mix it up and even burn and mix different waxes together to create your own signature scent.

We have a large selection of unique 100 percent natural soy wax melts at Seventh Avenue Apothecary. Take a look at our store right now!

What is the average amount of electricity used by a plug-in?

When my cable box was on and recording a show, it drew 28 watts, and when it was off and not recording anything, it drew 26 watts. Even if I never watched television, I would use around 227 kilowatt-hours each year. According to World Bank estimates, that’s more than the average person uses in a whole year in certain developing nations, including Kenya and Cambodia.

Even when a laptop computer is completely charged, leaving it plugged in can consume 4.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity per week, or nearly 235 kilowatt-hours per year. (Depending on the model and battery, your mileage may vary.) My PC is a few years old, and several readers have commented to remark that their MacBooks consume significantly less power.)

Can an ordinary candle be used in a wax warmer?

Scentsy warmers or similar warmers are popular in many homes. You may make your own wax cubes to use in these devices by recycling old candles. A Day in My Life has a fantastic tutorial on how to turn used candles into wax melt squares. Please keep in mind that using a Scentsy warmer to melt anything other than a Scentsy bar could void your warranty. However, with the help of my Scentsy consultant, I was able to employ this strategy with excellent success in my warmer.

Do you have any favorite ideas for what to do with candle wax that hasn’t been used? If so, what is your preferred technique of repurposing?

What kinds of things can I put in my wax warmer?

To summarize, essential oils, vanilla extract, and liquid potpourri can all be used in a wax warmer. Instead of buying wax melts from the shop, you may manufacture your own with a distinctive aroma.

If you’re sensitive to strong fragrances, be cautious! Some of the scents might be too strong for you.

Please leave a comment and tell us which strategy worked best for you. Also, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!