While I enjoy the ease of flameless electric warmers and the way they diffuse scent through a room better than a traditional candle, I don't like having to buy expensive (we’re talking $6 or more for a six pack from a direct sales representative) blocks of wax to fill it. Luckily, I’ve found some tricks for saving on the cost of blocks and have discovered unique substitutions.
1. Receive a 5% discount when you receive wax melts regularly with Amazon Subscribe & Save.
If you consistently want to fill your home with delicious fragrance, I would recommend subscribing to wax melts on Amazon—you’ll save 5% this way! Plus, you’ll receive 15% off your first set of melts and 15% off your entire order every time you have at least five subscriptions (a.k.a. scheduled products).
Get more information on Amazon Subscribe & Save here.
2. Freeze then scrape out any leftover candle wax from glass and votive holders.
Don't worry about mixing scents—mixing 2–3 types (think vanilla and lavender or citrus and berry) can create an aromatic, one-of-a-kind scent you may actually enjoy more than the original candle.
3. Purchase Glade—with coupons.
Glade’s pack of eight individual blocks—as opposed to most companies' six per package that have to be broken apart by hand—sell for around $3 anywhere you normally purchase Glade products. As a KCL, I know Glade coupons are available everywhere: in Sunday circulars, in printables from the KCL database, as product peelies, and even as Ibotta rebate offers.
4. Get 75% off when you buy seasonal clearance Better Homes & Gardens wax cubes from Walmart.
At $2 a six pack, I was pleasantly surprised to find that even though I ran the warmer once a day, I didn’t have to replace these wax melts until after two weeks. Since Walmart clearances seasonal scents, be sure to check for sales on this brand post-holidays. Last Christmas, I was able to get Oatmeal Cookie blocks for 75% off!
5. Use beeswax, essential oils, and more to make your own.
Easily make your own scented candle melts with beeswax and fragrant ingredients like essential oils, cinnamon and cloves for pumpkin spice, vanilla extract and coffee beans for vanilla latte, and lavender and rose oils with real lavender flowers for a more floral scent. Check out Healthy Living How To for more ideas.