how to clean a wax warmer dish

How to Clean a Wax Warmer Dish the Easy Way

If you’re like me, you probably love using wax warmers to keep your home smelling amazing. But, have you ever looked at the wax warmer dish and realized it’s covered in leftover wax? I know I have! 

Luckily, I’ve got some tips and tricks to share with you on how to clean a wax warmer dish easily and efficiently. Trust me, this cleaning process is so simple and will have your wax warmer dish looking brand new in no time. 

What You’ll Need:

  • Dish soap: A gentle dish soap will work perfectly to clean your wax warmer dish without damaging it.
  • Warm water: You’ll need warm water to help soften the wax and make it easier to clean.
  • Non-abrasive cleaning tool: A soft cloth or sponge will work great to gently clean your wax warmer dish.
  • Paper towels or a clean towel: You’ll need something to dry the dish after you’ve cleaned it.

Optional materials:

  • Vinegar: If you have a lot of wax buildup, you can add a tablespoon of vinegar to your warm water to help break it down.
  • Toothpick or cotton swab: These can be helpful to remove any stubborn wax in hard to reach areas.

How to Clean a Wax Warmer Dish

Alright moms, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of cleaning a wax warmer dish. There are a few ways to clean wax warmer dishes, but I’m going to talk about my favorite two ways. Here’s a step-by-step process that’ll have your dish looking like new in no time!

How to Clean a Wax Warmer Dish While It’s Warm

Step 1: Turn off the wax warmer

Before you start cleaning, turn off the wax warmer so that the wax and dish will be able to cool down enough to handle. This will help to prevent any unnecessary burns.

Step 2: Grab some cotton swabs

After the wax and dish have had a minute to cool down, but while the wax is still liquid, toss in a few cotton swabs. The cotton swabs will absorb most of the liquid wax. Once they’ve soaked up most of the liquid, you can carefully remove and dispose of the cotton swabs.

Step 3: Remove any excess wax

Grab a paper towel (or toilet paper) and wipe out any excess wax still in the dish. 

Step 4: Wash and dry

After the wax has been removed and the dish has cooled completely, you can wash the wax warming dish with some soapy water and a sponge. Let it dry and it’ll be as good as new!

How to Clean a Wax Warmer Dish While It’s Cold

Step 1: Remove any excess wax

Gently remove any excess wax from the dish using a toothpick or cotton swab. If there’s a lot of buildup, you can pop the dish in the freezer for a few minutes to make the wax easier to remove.

Step 2: Clean the dish with warm water and soap

Next, clean the dish with warm water and a gentle dish soap. This will remove any remaining wax residue and leave your dish looking shiny and clean.

Step 3: Use a non-abrasive cleaning tool

Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently clean the dish. Avoid using anything abrasive that could scratch or damage the dish.

Step 4: Dry the dish thoroughly

After cleaning, make sure to dry the dish thoroughly with a clean towel or paper towels. This will prevent any water spots or streaks from forming.

Tips for Preventing Wax Buildup In the Dish:

  1. Use less wax: Avoid overfilling the dish with wax. If you use less wax, there will be less buildup in the dish.
  2. Clean the dish regularly: Make it a habit to clean the dish after every use to prevent wax buildup from forming.
  3. Add a liner: Consider using a liner in your wax warmer dish. This will make it easier to remove the wax and prevent buildup from forming.

Alternative Methods for Cleaning a Wax Warmer Dish:

  1. Use a hairdryer: If there’s only a small amount of wax left in the dish, you can use a hairdryer to melt it and then wipe it away with a paper towel.
  2. Freeze and scrape: Another method is to place the dish in the freezer for a few minutes to harden the wax, and then use a plastic scraper to remove the hardened wax.
  3. Boil the dish: Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. Place the wax warmer dish in the pot and let it sit for a few minutes. This will help to soften the wax, making it easier to remove.

Remember to always be careful when cleaning your wax warmer dish, and never use anything abrasive that could damage the dish. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to prevent wax buildup and clean your wax warmer dish with ease!

Final Thoughts

Well, that’s it, Mama! I hope this article has helped you learn how to clean a wax warmer dish with ease, whether the wax is liquid or solid. Remember, it’s always important to be careful when dealing with hot wax, and to let it cool down completely before cleaning.

Thanks for reading, Mama, and happy melting!

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