You can remove the leftover wax by soaking cotton balls in the molten wax. Throw the cotton balls away once they have soaked in enough wax. You can also use a wax warmer liner or a ribbon to remove molten wax from the warmer. If the wax stains are tough, use rubbing alcohol and cotton balls to remove them.
People find that removing molten wax is hard to do. One always tends to spill the wax. One can remove the hardened wax from the warmer.
You can also choose to remove the leftover wax while it’s still molten. You won’t be damaging the warmer pan if you remove the molten wax.
In this article, you’ll learn how to get rid of the leftover wax from the pan. One can add new wax melts to the pan after removing the leftover wax.
How to remove hard wax from the wax warmer?
You can remove the leftover wax from the wax warmer using various techniques. The techniques are listed below. Some can be used to remove the molten wax, while some others can be used to get rid of hardened leftover wax.
Some of the tools may not be available in your home. Use the technique which makes the most sense to you.
The easiest way to change wax melts
The easiest way to change wax melts is by using a knife/spoon. Scrape off the leftover wax in the warmer using a knife/spoon.
Scrape around the edges of the hardened wax, the wax might crack but the job will be done. Throw the leftover wax in the bin and place new wax tarts in the warmer.
You can also use a Spatula to pick out the hardened wax. I found that it is quite easy to get rid of hardened wax using a Spatula.
Use cotton balls
By using cotton balls you’ll not only get rid of the leftover wax but you’ll also clean the dish in the warmer.
Are the wax melts completely exhausted? If yes, then turn the warmer on and add one or two cotton balls to the dish.
The cotton balls soak up the molten wax, then wipe out the dish using these cotton balls. Take a paper towel and wipe out the rest of the wax residue.
Use a Wax Warmer Liner
There is an item in the market called ‘Wax warmer popper liner’ or ‘Wax warmer liner’. There are two types of warmer liners, disposable and otherwise.
You just need to put this warmer liner in the warmer dish and let your wax melts do their thing. You can just replace the warmer liner to change wax melts.
You can use the disposable warmer liners to get rid of the leftover wax in a jiffy.
Use a ribbon
If you don’t have a warmer liner but want to get rid of the leftover wax with the same ease, use a ribbon or a piece of string.
A ribbon is ideal as it doesn’t break the leftover wax like a piece of string does. Once the fragrance is exhausted and only the molten wax is left in the dish, add the ribbon to it.
Let the leftover wax cool and solidify. Pick up this hardened wax using the end of the ribbon, it should be easy to do.
Pick up the broken pieces if any. Wipe out the dish using a paper towel to finish off. Add new wax melts to the dish and enjoy the fragrance!
Use the freezer
This technique is probably one of the cleanest ways of removing the leftover wax from the warmer dish.
You just need to place the wax warmer(make sure it’s cool!) in the freezer for 20-30 minutes in the freezer. Wait till the leftover wax shrinks.
The wax should pop out of the warmer dish. Remove this wax and clean the dish using a paper towel. You can use the warmer again.
Use a silicone dish top
Place a silicone dish top in your warmer dish. These are re-usable, washable, pop-up tops that are specifically made to ease the process of cleaning the warmer dish.
Place the wax melts in this silicone dish top and let them finish the fragrance. Once the fragrance is exhausted, let the warmer cool.
You can pop the hardened wax out of this dish top as the wax doesn’t stick to it. Wipe off the remains using a paper towel.
Use rubbing alcohol
You can use rubbing alcohol and cotton balls to get rid of stubborn wax on the dish. Follow these instructions if you use a wax warmer quite often.
Dab some rubbing alcohol onto the cotton balls and rub off the excess wax that’s on the warmer dish. Wipe of the remains using a paper towel.
How do you change wax melts?
Each wax melt should last for about 8-10 hours. Keep this in mind before replacing the wax melts in the warmer.
Make sure that your wax melts’ fragrance is exhausted completely before changing them. You can remove the leftover wax using any of the above techniques.
Clean up the warmer dish using a paper towel. Let the warmer get to the room temperature. You can now add fresh wax melts to the warmer.
You can use wax melts made from Soy wax for the best scent throw.