2/14/2019 | by Denae Young
I love walking into my kitchen and smelling melted wax cubes from Scentsy. There is nothing like it. The smell of goodness just floats throughout your entire home. No matter what scent it is, the wax cubes just put me in such a happy, relaxed mood.
Traditionally, when the scent from the cube goes away or you want to change it out for a different scent, you are left with two options. Either scrape out the wax for 5-10 minutes or melt the wax again until it becomes liquid and then pour it into the trash. You can also save the melted wax for later if the cube(s) is still producing a strong smell.
Who wants to wait 2 hours to wait until the wax melts just in order to pour it out and put in a new wax cube? No one. Not me anyways. There has to be a better way!!
Well..simply put..there is.
Here is how you go from this –
To this in little time flat –
If you haven’t guessed by now what quick trick I use..here’s a hint…I didn’t wait around for two hours to melt the wax. What is the quicker option you ask?
It is a little tool that is in everyone’s home that was invented by a man named Percy Spencer in 1946.
What could this thing be that melts wax so quickly? Hmm…take a wild guess.
There can only really be one tool that zaps wax fast.
DId you get my microwave pun? lol.
Place the top of your wax warmer into your microwave for 1-2 minutes until it is liquified. After the wax has melted down enough, just pour it out and then clean the remainder of the wax with a paper towel.
Here’s what I cleaned up.
Very little. It was a quick and easy job. Once I figured out I could do this, I haven’t turned back to the traditional ways of changing out my wax cubes and cleaning the warmer. Overall clean up time takes anywhere from 2-5 minutes.
This brilliant idea came to me about a year ago. I went into my kitchen to melt the old wax so that I could replace it with a new wax cube. I thought to myself, I really don’t want to wait that long in order to just replace the wax. So, I started looking around for how I could quickly clean out the wax and I turned to my left and saw the microwave. I thought hmm..that should do the trick.
I placed the top of the warmer into the microwave for 1.5 minutes. When I heard the microwave beep, I opened it up and saw that my hack worked. I was elated!
Other Easy Hacks to Get Rid of the Wax:
1.Take a silicone muffin cup and place it on your warmer. Place 1-2 wax cubes in the warmer and let melt. Once it becomes solid again, plop out the wax and either save it for another use or toss it. Watch the video below from lifeshouldcostless.com to learn more about it.
2.Cotton Balls. After your wax is melted and you are ready to get rid of it, take a few cotton balls and let the cotton soak up the wax as much as it can. If there is leftover wax, take another cotton ball and clean up the remaining wax. Watch this video from April Birdwell to see how easy of a clean up it is using cotton balls.
3. You can also try a blow dryer, a lighter or a blow torch. If you choose to use the blow torch or lighter, be extremely careful please. These methods have not been tested.
So there you have it. 6 life-changing ways to melt and clean up your wax in a jiffy. These hacks will work with any burner; whether it is Scentsy, Better Homes and Gardens, or generic warmers from Target and Walmart.
I hope this information has been beneficial to you and will make your life much easier. 🙂