There’s one simple thing that people seem to want to know when it comes to melting scented wax melts (or candle melts) in a wax warmer: how to clean a wax warmer and change out scents without making a mess. If you’re eager to start using your new wax melts and wax warmers, we have a few tricks on how to clean a wax warmer like a pro. Read them below and heads up, the third is our absolute favorite!
#1. Traditional Wax Melt Removal
Historically, there are two ways that you can remove your used wax melts in order to start anew. We call it the hot or cold method—or liquid or hard.
If your warmer has been on and your wax is liquid, take two cotton balls, set them in the warmer, let it absorb, and discard cotton balls into the trash can. This is perfect for the warmers without removable lids, plugins, and if you have too much going on in your mind to remember to change the wax. Then take a paper towel and wipe the little bit that is left.
If your wax warmer is not on and the wax has hardened, we think it is easier to remove it by turning the warmer back on so the wax at least loosens in the warmer and is easier to remove as a solid piece! Use a scraper to help with this so you don’t burn your fingers, and be sure to wipe it down with a paper towel.
#2. Use a Wax Warmer Liner or Wax Popper
Now there is an even easier way to remove wax from your scented wax warmer—using a "wax warmer popper liner" or "wax warmer liner." Popper liners are convenient—simply put a popper liner in your wax warmer tray, insert any sort of scented wax into the popper, and enjoy. There are two different types of wax warmer liners you can choose from based on how you prefer to clean your wax warmer: reusable and disposable. With reusable popper liners, you don't have to worry about additional costs or harmful environmental waste. The poppers are leak-proof and allow you to melt and enjoy the scent without the fuss and mess of cleaning out your wax warmer trays. You can now quickly and easily change your wax from your warmers.
#3. Try a New Silicone Dish Top
Happy Wax simplifies this process even further with its patent-pending “no-scrape” silicone dish. The silicone dish comes with every single Happy Wax wax warmer. Simply wait for your wax to cool completely, then pop the wax right out of the silicone dish. No soaking, scraping, or freezing necessary (although you can pop the dish into the freezer to cool the wax faster)!
If your wax still has some scent to it, save it in your pouch to use another time! You can reuse your wax as many times as you'd like until the fragrance is gone. If you're ready to let go of the wax, simply toss it in the waste bin. Don’t worry: our soy wax melts are completely compostable and biodegradable. Do not discard your wax in the sink or down the drain! After you've discarded your wax, simply rinse out your silicone dish with warm water, wipe it dry, load it up with fresh wax melts and enjoy!