How to Maintain a Wax Warmer in 4 Simple Steps

Wax warmers add a cozy scent to your home without the open flame of a candle. Wax warmers can be a great way to experiment with new scents. Wax warmers do require some cleaning, which candles don’t.

Cleaning your wax warmer is not difficult and can be done quickly when necessary. Continue reading to find out how to clean your wax heater, what you will need and how to maintain it. In no time, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite scents.

How often should wax warmers be cleaned?

When the wax in the warmers has run out, it should be cleaned. When the scented wax in your warmers stops smelling, you’ll know it has happened. You’ll also need to clean the wax warmers if there is a lot of dust in them from not using it for a while.

What you’ll need

It’s not necessary to use much cleaning solution to clean the wax warmer. What you will need is listed below.

  • Cotton balls
  • Paper Towels
  • Sponge
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Cleaning cloths (preferably Microfiber)
  • Mineral Oil
  • Spoon
  • Freezer (optional)

Step 1: Prepare Your Wax Warmer

Gather your cleaning supplies and make sure your wax heater is turned off before you start. If your warmer is still on, it can cause a bigger mess and even burn you. Continue reading if the wax is still hot. If the wax has cooled and become hardened, move on to step 4.

Step 2: Remove Warm wax

Place a cotton ball, or a scrunched up paper towel in the warmer if the wax is still liquid and warm. This will absorb all the excess wax. It may take a few minutes for this to work. After the wax is absorbed, throw the cotton balls and paper towels into the garbage can. Never pour hot wax into a drain.

Step 3: Remove the Residue

You will still have some wax residue in your warmer. Grab a sponge, some all-purpose cleaner and scrub away the residue. Melamine sponges are great for tough stains.

Wipe any drips from the outside of the warmer with a dry cloth and a few drops mineral oil. Both areas can be dried with a microfiber towel.

Step 4: Remove Hardened Waxes

You have two options if your wax is past its prime but has hardened. The first option is quicker, but it takes more time. Option two is quicker, but requires a little more elbow grease. Place your wax warmer, which is fully cooled, in the freezer for 15 mins. This will make it easier but also slower. The cold air will shrink the wax and cause it to pull away from its sides. Take a spoon, and gently push the wax out from the sides of the warmer once it is removed from the freezer.

Turning your warmer on again is the second way to remove hardened wax! Turn it back on for a couple of minutes to warm up the sides and bottoms of the hardened wax. Then, using a spoon, gently scrape away the wax that has been slightly warmed.

If necessary, use the steps in step 3 to remove any remaining wax residue from both methods.

How to keep wax warmers clean longer

Consider two things if you want to reduce the frequency and save time of cleaning your wax warmer. High-quality waxes last longer and require less cleaning. Low-quality waxes are cheaper but they can be a bigger headache to clean.

Consider buying a reusable liner for your wax warmer. These liners, which are made of silicone, sit on the top of the wax warmer. They allow you to pop out the used wax. The liner may need cleaning occasionally, but this will be much less often than if you were to use a warmer that didn’t have one.

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