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Flameless home fragrance ideas for candle makers Expand your product line with wax melts, reed diffusers, and wickless candles.

You don't need a flame to make amazing home fragrance products! 

Wax melts, reed diffusers, and wickless candles are a few of our favorite home fragrance candle alternatives. Why? They're beginner-friendly, customizable, and a great way to expand your product line.

Plus, no flame means no need to worry about wick testing or wicks clogging—you can add botanicals, micas, and glitter to wax melts and wickless candles.

DIY flameless fragrance options

These home fragrance products evoke the same warmth and comfort as traditional candles.

Adding flameless fragrance options to your product line is a great way for candle makers to increase sales, too. You’ll be expanding your customer base by offering options for those who aren’t permitted (or just prefer not) to have open flames in their living spaces. 

Plus, customers who already love your candles will be excited about the opportunity to purchase more products in their favorite scent!

Wax melts

Both candle makers and home fragrance connoisseurs love wax melts, and for good reason!

There are endless ways to customize wax melts, from the fragrance strength to color to shape. While many opt to use clamshells for wax melts, you can also make wax melts using silicone or metal molds if you'd like to avoid extra packaging.

Learn how to: 

Did you know?

The term "tart" is often used synonymously for wax melts. While wax tarts and wax melts are essentially the same thing, "tart" is often used when the wax melt is not housed in a clamshell or extra packaging. 

Reed diffusers

Reed diffusers are a classic home fragrance product. They disperse scent into the air through reed sticks and double as a beautiful home decor element.

Made by combining fragrance oil or essential oil with a liquid base, reed diffusers are easy to make and easy to use!  

They’re also one of the fastest-growing products in the home fragrance market today. Learn how to make reed diffusers and see all reed diffuser supplies to get started.

Wickless candles

Wickless candles are all over our Instagram feed lately. While they're trending now, they've been rising in popularity for years and we don't expect that to stop anytime soon!

As their name implies, wickless candles are candles without wicks. A candle warmer or candle lamp is used to heat and melt the wax, releasing the fragrance and providing that cozy candle ambiance we all know and love.

What's your favorite flameless fragrance product?

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