Here's a handy list of frequently asked question that should cover anything you may need to know. If you still require support please contact us. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are wax melts?

Wax melts are wickless scented pieces of wax that are melted in a warmer to release the fragrance held within. They come in various shapes  and are gradually warmed in a wax warmer (not an oil burner) to melt the wax and fill your home with hours of scent. Unlike candles, the wax does not evaporate; only the scent dissipates. Once you can no longer smell the fragrance, you can soak up your used wax and start a new scent. 


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How do I use a wax melt?

Place your chosen wax melt into the dish of your wax warmer and allow it to melt and release its scent. Do not add anything else to the dish.

What is a wax warmer?

There are 2 main type of wax warmer; tealight and electric.

Tea light warmers are most common and are usually ceramic with a bowl/dish above a tea light candle. These are sometimes confused with oil burners. The main differences between wax and oil burners are the size of the dish and distance from the top of the tealight to the dish. Wax warmers have larger bowls/dishes on top and the dish is further away from the tealight flame. This is to ensure the wax is warmed not burned,  If you are ever unsure contact your wax warmer supplier or read the guidance that it was supplied with.

Electric warmers are flameless and are powered by electricity. These can include small plug in warmers or warmers that come with a cord.

What is the best wax warmer?

I don't belive there is one right answer to this, it all depends on your circumstances. Tea light warmers get hotter than electric so give off a stronger scent throw. This does however mean that wax doesn't last as long as it would in an electric warmer. I personally use both tea lights and electric warmers in different situations e.g Tea lights are great in my kitchen where I can put them up high away from pets and children and in this room I want to have really strong scents to hide cooking smells. In my lounge I prefer a more subtle background scent that lasts all day so I use an electric warmer that looks pretty and matches my decor.  

Where can I find a list of your scents?

There is a scent list here: Scents. Please note not all products are available in all scents all the time. The shop shows all the current available products and each listing inlcudes a scent description.

Do you offer wholesale orders?

Yes I do please contact us for further information and to discuss your requirements. 

What is a drop box and how does it work?

A drop box is a way to combine orders and save on postage fees. Whenever you place an order you would like added to a drop box you select this postal option at checkout and then these order are packaged together in one box and held here at Scented Rainbows HQ until you want the whole box sent. When you are ready for your box to be posted you message us to weigh your box and we will let you know your postage options. There are postal items on the website for weights up to 2kg and then over this within the custom order category. You can select the correct product for your weight and checkout with this in your basket and "drop box" as postage for one final time and I will close and send your box. There is no limit to the number of orders you can add to a box but I will let you know if it gets close to 5kg. As per our T's&C's all goods remain the property of Scented Rainbows until received by the recipient. Boxes can remain open for 6 months after the last order date. If no contact is recevied after 6 months of the last order the box will be cancelled and any goods not posted will remain the property of Scented Rainbows. 

Do you offer mystery boxes?

Yes check out our Rainbow Boxes here.

What is the difference between pots, bars, wax pax etc?

The wax and scents are the same. The difference is simply the weight of the wax and how it is presented.  It is personal preference as to how you like your wax. Some prefer bars as they are easy to snap and mix, others prefer pots as they are neat to stack and store and others prefer shapes as they are pretty to look at. 

Do you sell (anything) scent?

There is a search function in the top left of the shop page you can enter any keywords here and it will show you all scented with this in, e.g. A search for Vanilla will bring up Blueberry Vanilla, Black Raspberry & Vanilla, Vanilla hearts as well as other scents with vanilla within them and not just in the name.

What is the best way to remove used wax from the warmer?

The quickest way is to use a cotton wool ball to soak it up and then dispose of the cotton wool. Some warmers can be put in the freezer and the frozen wax simply pops out however not all burners are suitable so please check with the manufacturer before doing this.


How long does delivery take?

I try and despatch all orders within 3-5 days and then delivery varies depending on the couriers current times. Once a parcel has been despatched I have no control over it and can only advise estimated times based on those provided by the courier companies.

How will I know my order has been despatched?

All orders are sent an email notifcation upon despatch as well as a tracking notification from the courier, please check junk email folders as sometimes they can be lost in there.

What postage options are available?

We offer tracked delivery via Hermes and Parcelforce and this is priced dependant on the weight of your order.

What is the loyalty scheme?

All orders over £20 (excluding postage) will receive a loyalty sticker. Collect stickers for discount off a future order. Stickers are attached to cards within your orders.