Wax melts! They’re all the rage! Why do we love ‘em? An alternative to open-flame candles, these wick-less delights are gently heated to envelop your living or workspace in captivating aromas. They arrive at your door in snappable bars, miniature cubes and scoopable dollops, or in surprising shapes like conches and candies. They last longer, oust the need for an open flame, and offer a few surprising perks over the traditional candle.
Wax melts have tons of winning benefits. First, you have more control over the scent-ification of your space. Add several cubes to fill a room with a more robust fragrance, or sprinkle in a few shavings for a subtle aroma. Plus, you can mix and match several scents into a vibe that’s uniquely you.
Whether you call them wax melts, tarts, or cubes, Indie Business Members are always leading the pack when it comes to the latest artisan trends like these. So grab your favorite wax warmer and dive into this list of nine swoon-worthy wax melts!
9 Wax Melts American Artisans
Anchor Hill Candle Co (WA)
Maker: Jamie Turpin
Hailing from a family of lifelong sailors, founder Jaime is no stranger to the lure of the open ocean. Her collection of seaworthy wax cubes is inspired by the sensory experience of her home island of Puget Sound. Each is meant to be a small yet exhilarating token to remind tourists and residents of the sound's timeless beauty.
RG Wax Co. (WI)
Maker: Jennifer Oaks
The sweet aroma of fresh baked goods, the sensuous sparkle of citrus, flighty floral garden bouquets—how can you even begin to choose your favorite family of fragrances? Luckily, the wax line-up at RG Wax Co. features hundreds of scents, each paired with an evocative image you can nearly smell through the screen!
Old Soul Artisan (NJ)
Maker: Harmony Todd
Stories and scents share the power to weave lasting memories. Old Soul Artisan fuses flame and fragrance, creating cozy candles and wax cubes that are the perfect companion for your next marathon reading session. Mysterious and daring, ‘Kraken' conjures the seafarer's spirit of the ocean's most tantalizing folklore!
Chalktree WAX Candles (PA)
Maker: Monika Tyagi
Modern and minimalist, Chalktree WAX Candles adds an extra touch of cozy chic to your living space. Each of the eight wax tarts is curated with the beauty of simplicity in mind, revealing light and welcoming yet highly intriguing scents.
Wandering Whimsy Studios (VA)
Maker: Claire Martin
Liven up your living space with bright colors and a fun-loving spirit! Party down with Wandering Whimsy Studios' eclectic collection of wax melts. Each one jubilates with playful colors and cheerful shapes—including a few special surprise trinkets!
Kiny McCarrick Art (CA)
Maker: Kiny McCarrick
In a seamless cross-section of art and science, Kiny McCarrick merges her creative spirit and her fascination with anatomy and forensics. From skulls to hearts and other organ-shaped designs, you'll find dozens of wax curiosities ready for the warmer.
Yellow Harp Essentials (CA)
Maker: Korissa Silverthorn
With a love for sweet and classic styles, Yellow Harp Essentials doesn't just up the aromatic ambiance in your home, but each piece fits in seamlessly with your modern decor! Snap off a cube or two of this darling wax bar to add a luxurious drop of comfort and joy into your living space!
The Makery LI (NY)
Makers: Jessica Iannucci
While founder Jessica's menu mainly serves up aromatic blends in upcycled wine and liquor bottles, she still finds time to meld her fantastic fragrances into playful wax melts. Order up one of several delicious scents in shapes like dinosaurs, seashells, paw prints, and hearts!
Brookfield Candle Company (MA)
Maker: Karen Callinan Fintonis
This unique jar brings together the best of both worlds! Owner Karen whips up a fresh-baked blend of spicy clove and buttery caramel into a candle, and tops it with irresistibly delectable cinnamon-sweet wax melts. We bid your sense of smell a heartwarming “bon appétit!”
Questions for discussion and sharing
Why do you prefer wax melts over traditional candles? What are your favorite scents to slide into your warmer? The fragrant possibilities are endless. Let us know in the comments!
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