All About Candle Warmers

All About Candle Warmers

Electric candle warmers are an excellent way to enjoy your favorite scented candles. Available as a basic heating pad or a decorative crock or lamp style, they work by heating an inserted candle or wax tart, melting the scented wax to release a pleasant aroma into your home.

Because no flame is required, they may safely be used without risk of fires, and they’re safer around kids and pets than a regular wick candle. No flame also means no worries about smoke or burnt fingertips from using a match.

Electric candle warmers are available in an array of colors and designs to match any decor, and they accommodate various candle styles. Just place a candle in the warmer, turn it on, and start enjoying the authentic fragrance of real candles. Some styles of lamp candle warmers even produce an ambient glow, imitating the light of a lit candle, and there are smaller, plug-in styles of candle warmers that can be used for night lights in the bedroom.

The possibilities for electric candle warmers are virtually endless: they’re great for weddings, holidays, mealtimes…or maybe just a relaxing soak in the tub. They can also be used in the home, veranda, dorm, office, or business.

No matter how you choose to enjoy your candle warmer, you’ll surely want more than one–you can never have too many, and it’s ideal to keep one in each room of your house. Plus, the decorative style candle warmers make thoughtful presents–include a scented candle and place it in a clear plastic bag tied with a ribbon for a great gift.

So have you started shopping for a candle warmer, but don’t know what kind to buy? First of all, ask yourself what type of look you want. If you prefer a more rustic style, you might enjoy a lamp type warmer, which is designed to look like a traditional lantern or hurricane lamp. The ‘aurora’ type warmers even have interchangeable shades to match any occasion . On the other hand, if you want to display your candles in decorative glass holders, you may wish to use a heating pad warmer instead. They work as a heating plate that you place your glass-jar candle on. One thing to keep in mind about heating plates is that they heat the entire candle through, melting it into liquid wax. This releases a lot of fragrance all at once, but there is usually little aroma left over for future uses. Both heating plates and lamp warmers generally must be used with a jar candle, as they will not contain the wax themselves.

A third option to consider is a crock style candle and tart warmer. These typically feature a holding vat of some sort that gives you the option of using a jar candle or scented wax blocks, chips or tarts. They come in many different colors, designs, and themes. These warmers operate by heating up the crock or heating tray, and some include bulb-generated glowing lights, for that perfect candle-like ambiance.

Jon is the owner of AllEmporium, an information warehouse about soy candles, waxed teddy bears, electric candle warmers, and candles in general. To see the original, full version of this article, go to our candle warmers page.

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