I am pretty sure you are also like me. That is why you are here to find how to clean a ceramic wax warmer. I find myself constantly looking for ways to make my home smell nice. This is especially true in the winter months. Since one of my favorite smells is that of a roaring fire, I have found an easy way to get that cozy feeling throughout the house without actually having to light a fireplace or burn candles all day long.
Instead, I use a ceramic wax warmer! A quick search on Amazon will show you just how many different styles and scents there are available for these little devices…, and they’re so affordable too! If you want your home to smell beautiful with only minimal effort, read this article now!
How to Clean a Ceramic Wax Warmer
After doing some testing, we find the easy steps about how to clean a ceramic wax warmer. When you burn a candle, the flame melts the wax to release its fragrance and beauty. Unfortunately, when you blow out the flame (to avoid a potential fire hazard), a residue of melted wax is left behind on the candle holder. If you have many of them sitting around, it’s easy to see why you might want a way to clean them!
When using a wax warmer, you’re melting scented wax instead of lighting a candle, but the concept is largely the same. The melted wax can leave behind a sticky residue that will quickly ruin the look of your warmer if it isn’t kept clean.
Here are the supplies that you will need to get started:
- Paper towels (the cheap kind)
- Old toothbrush
- Rubbing alcohol
When you’ve gathered up all of your supplies, it’s time to get started! The first thing you want to do is get a paper towel and hold it onto the wax warmer, covering the bottom of the dish. Now you will pour rubbing alcohol onto the paper towel so that it soaks up the wax.
As you pour, go slowly and be careful to only cover the bottom of the dish. If you happen to spill any of the liquid onto the sides, wipe it up right away so that none can drip down into the warmer itself.
Once all of the liquid is poured out of the bottle, take your toothbrush and begin scrubbing at any visible wax residue on the dish. You should be able to tell how much work you have to do just by looking at the paper towel.
If you are having trouble removing the wax with the toothbrush, take another paper towel and soak it in alcohol, placing it on top of the existing one. Then use your finger to hold both layers firmly onto the dish for about 20 seconds before removing them together. The additional liquid will help break up the wax, making it easier for you to scrub away.
Once all of the visible wax is gone, take some more paper towels and wipe down the outer surface of the warmer dish. This will clean away any remaining residue that might be left behind on the edges or around any details on your dish. Then simply replace everything back onto the warmer, plug it in, and enjoy your beautiful new scent!
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Can you reuse old wax melts?
Reusing wax is a great way to save money and still enjoy using your favorite scented candles. Simply melt down any previously burnt wicks, pour in some freshly melted beeswax, place it back into its container or reuse one that has already held fragrance until all scent vanishes entirely from the fabric of this world!
In this post, we cover how to clean a ceramic wax warmer with a detailed guide. If you have any doubts or suggestions, comment below. We love to hear.