Wax Burner vs Oil Burner - Dayas Essence

Wax Burner vs Oil Burner

Do you happen to have a tealight burner on hand? And do you know what sets a good one apart from a not-so-great one? Let's get cosy and chat about the world of tealight burners, where size really matters!

 

The issue with those smaller burners is, well, they're tiny! This means there's not much space between where the tealight sits and the dish above it. What's the problem with that? Well, it makes your wax heat up way too quickly, reaching scorching temperatures. The result? Your wax gives off its entire scent all at once! It might smell fantastic for a brief moment, and then... poof, nothing. That's pretty disappointing, right? But wait, there's more. The intense heat can even make the wax bubble and splatter, possibly spilling over the dish and, heaven forbid, causing a fire hazard. Plus, these small tealight burners are only meant for essential oils, not wax melts.

And those wax melts you might've seen sold with short, stumpy burners? Nope, not recommended!


Now, let me introduce you to the hero of the story – the tall burner. This one's designed to keep your wax at just the right temperature. What does that mean for you? Well, it releases fragrances at a more leisurely pace, making your wax last longer. The top-performing burners should be at least 10 centimeters tall, with a gap of at least 6.5 centimeters between the flame and the dish inside the burner.

 


Oh, and here's a little safety tip: please don't use multiple tealight candles or stack them up. It's basically like using an oil burner, which generates a lot of heat and raises the risk of accidents.

Take a look at the image below. It's a classic example of not-so-great usage.

Multiple tealights used, and it looks like it might be near a draft because that looks like a door.

 

Plus, there's no heat-resistant coaster in sight. And to top it off, it seems like they might be using an oil burner with a small dish. Safety first, my friend!

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