What is a Candle Warmer? Here’s What You Need to Know
Whether you light your favorite Hotel Lobby Candle after each work day or you reserve it for special occasions, we’re grateful to have a small place in your home. Along with perfecting our scents, packaging, and overall design, we also like to stay on top of home trends so we can best serve our guests.
It’s no secret that candle warmers have recently made a comeback, and we’re here to help you break down the details of the trendy home accessory.
What is a candle warmer? Do candle warmers work? Are candle warmers bad for candles? Consider this your guide for all of your burning questions.
Why are candle warmers so popular?
Candle warmers were originally designed to replicate the function of a hot plate, which keeps food warm while it’s sitting out. Over the years, different candle warmer designs have been introduced to the market, many which look similar to desk lamps.
Now, there are a huge variety of candle warmers available at a wide range of price points. They’ve become a popular home decor item that are both functional and chic.
How do candle warmers work?
If you’re looking for a flameless way to enjoy your favorite scent, a candle warmer might be a good addition to your home.
They’re ideal for people who don’t like to light an open flame. They also make a useful alternative for those who are worried about burning a candle around their children or pets.
Because there isn’t an open flame involved, warmers can provide people with peace of mind while they still reap the benefits of their candle.
What are the benefits to using a candle warmer?
In addition to being a flameless option, some brands claim that their candle warmers melt wax more evenly, resulting in a cleaner burn and wider scent distribution. It has also been noted that using a warmer can help your candle last longer.
Regardless of how you use your candle, we always recommend following our candle care best practices during and after each burn — a tried-and-true method that’s HLC-approved.
Are candle warmers bad for your candles?
Good news: candle warmers have many more pros than cons. The main disadvantage to using a candle warmer rather than burning it the traditional way is that it lacks the cozy, inviting ambiance.
Many of our guests like the ritual of lighting their favorite Hotel Lobby Candle. A flickering flame is also tied closely to feelings of relaxation (room service, anyone?)
If you're tempted to test out a candle warmer for yourself, there are plenty of stylish options available. If you're more of a traditionalist, we invite you to keep lighting it up — just be sure to always take proper care of your candles.