There’s one simple thing that people seem to want to know when it comes to melting scented wax in a warmer: how to change scents and wax without making a mess. If you’re eager to start using your new wax melts and wax warmers, here are a few tricks to changing out your wax like a pro:
#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.
How to Change Your Wax Melts
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: 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.
Another benefit of wax warmer liners is that they help keep your product in good condition. We think "Flippin Happy" makes a great wax warmer liner—their liner is disposable, so make sure you throw it away after every use.
#3. Try a New Silicone Dish Top
Happy Wax simplifies this process even further with its patent-pending “No-Scrape” silicone dish. It's environmentally friendly, reducing waste with its reusable, washable, pop-able top. The silicone dish comes with Happy Wax Wax Warmers, and when you are ready to change out your wax melt, simply turn your wax warmer off and allow the wax to cool. You can tell if the wax is ready to pop out if it’s no longer as transparent or as viscous as it was when your wax warmer was on.
If you’re an impatient soul, one hack is to remove the silicone tray and pop it in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Once you’ve determined that the wax has hardened completely, simply push the silicone top gently from behind to nudge the hardened wax out of your silicone top. Next, tip your silicone top over 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 tray and load it up with new, fresh wax melts and enjoy!
Want more tips on getting the most out of your Happy Wax products? Check out our other blog posts for more info!