How Do You Make Wax Melts Smell Stronger?, how to make wax melts smell stronger

How Do You Make Wax Melts Smell Stronger?

Wax melts are supposed to be even stronger than some candles, but what if you wanted them to smell even stronger? Do you just add more wax? Do you switch to a different wax type? Or is there some magic spell for that? 

Jokes apart, there are a variety of factors that determine how subtle or strong a wax melt’s fragrance is. There can be times when you would want them to work quicker and make your space smell heavenly. 

While some things may be beyond your control when it comes to the intensity of the fragrance of the wax, there are some things you can try. 

But let’s first discuss the factors that impact the intensity of the fragrance in wax melts.

What Makes Wax Melts Smell Strong?

Concentration of Fragrance Oils

The most fundamental thing that impacts the fragrance of a wax melt is the concentration of the oils that produce the scent. The highest percentage of fragrance in the wax is normally 12 per cent, which is what we use at Serathena as well. It’s mentioned on our CLP labels as well.

Of course, the higher the concentration, the stronger the scent will be. 


The wax needs time to absorb all the scents, which can be as much as a couple of weeks. So the wax melt will only work best if it has been cured for an appropriate amount of time. At Serathena, we take two weeks to cure the wax melts.

Type of Wax

Even the type of wax you’re using in the wax melt determines whether the scent is strong or not. Now, normally wax melts are made of either paraffin wax or soy wax. While the difference in terms of intensity of scent is not very significant, soy wax holds more scent in comparison. 

So if you want your wax melts to smell really strong, go with ones made with pure soy wax. 

Quantity of Wax

The amount of wax you’re melting also determines the strength of the scent. If you melt a few pieces together, the scent will be stronger and more long-lasting than if you just melted a small piece. 

Size of Room

Lastly, the area that you’re using the wax melts in also impacts how long it takes the scent to spread. That, in turn, impacts the intensity of the scent. In other words, the wax melts should be ample for the room. A bigger room would require more wax melts. 

How to Make Wax Melts Smell Stronger?

Here are some tips to help you get more scent out of your wax melts:

  • Use more wax melts but not so much that the wax flows out of the wax melter. 
  • Go for pure soy wax melts with a maximum concentration of scent (10 to 12 per cent).
  • If using in a bigger room, use two wax melters in opposite corners. 

Don’t let wax melts sit unused for a very long time, as they can start to lose the scent if not properly packed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I Mix Different Fragrance Oils in a Wax Warmer?

Yes, you can mix different fragrance oils in a wax warmer to create unique scent combinations. However, ensure that you're using oils compatible with each other and that you're not overpowering the room with too many scents.

Are Essential Oils Safe to Use in Wax Warmers?

Yes, essential oils can be used in wax warmers, but it's essential to dilute them with carrier oils before use. This prevents any potential risks associated with direct exposure to high heat.

Can I Leave a Wax Warmer Unattended?

It's generally recommended not to leave a wax warmer unattended, just like any other heat-emitting appliance. Safety should always be a priority.

How Often Should I Change the Wax in My Warmer?

Change the wax in your warmer when you notice the scent has faded or the wax is no longer emitting a fragrance. This typically occurs after several hours of use.

Can I Use Fragrance Oils from Candles in Wax Warmers?

While you can use fragrance oils from candles in wax warmers, it's advisable to use oils specifically formulated for wax warmers. These oils are designed to release fragrance effectively without any fire risk.

Is It Safe to Use Wax Warmers Around Pets?

Yes, wax warmers are generally safe to use around pets. However, consider the sensitivity of certain animals to strong scents, and ensure the warmer is placed in an area where pets can't accidentally knock it over.

Exploring Serathena's Range

Serathena offers an expansive selection of wax melts and much much more!. Whether you're seeking the comfort of classic scents or the intrigue of contemporary artwork, their range has something for everyone. Explore categories like:

  • Simply the Best Wax Melts: Curated for discerning fragrance enthusiasts, this collection boasts the finest and most beloved long lasting scents.
  • Art by Cindy: Infused with artistic creativity, this collection introduces an artistic dimension to Serathena with Personalised artwork.
  • Handmade Wooden Home Accessories: Enhance your home decor with elegant and handmade accessories that complement your home.
  • Personalised Lithophane: Elevate gifting with a personalised touch, combining fragrance and sentiment in a unique way.
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Very helpful information. FYI I have bought scent-sational candles in the past and they really smell wonderful.


Helpful. Thanks!


Great piece of information, Thank you for sharing the updated one..

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