Removing Wax From A Melter

Wax melts are a popular way to add fragrance to your home without the need for a flame or wick. Wax melt warmers use low heat to gently melt the wax, releasing its scent into the air. However, over time, the wax will lose its fragrance and will need to be removed. Here are five ways to easily remove wax from a wax melt warmer:

1. Use a warmer liner

One of the easiest ways to remove wax from a wax melt warmer is to use a warmer liner. These are typically made from silicone or other heat-resistant materials and are designed to fit inside the melt warmer. Once the wax has completely melted, remove the liner from the warmer and place it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes. The wax will harden and can be easily removed from the liner.

2. Use a paper towel

Place a few folded layers of paper towel inside the wax melt warmer while it is still warm. Allow the wax to cool and solidify on the paper towel. Once the wax has hardened, the paper towel can be lifted out of the warmer, along with the wax.

3. Use a plastic scraper

If the wax is still soft and gooey, use a plastic scraper to scrape the wax out of the warmer. Be careful not to scratch the surface of the warmer with the scraper.

4. Cotton wool balls

When you blow out your tea light or switch off your electric warmer, let the wax cool down slightly but not solidify. Then place 2 or 3 (or however many are needed) cotton wool balls into the wax. These will then soak up the wax, you can then discard of them, give the dish a wipe with some tissue and you’re ready to go again.

5. Fridge or freezer

Many of our customers prefer this method. When your wax has partially solidified, pop it in the freezer or fridge for a short time. This will rapidly cool the wax causing it to shrink, it will then pop out of the dish easily.

6. Warm and push!

When you’re ready to change your wax and it’s already solid in your warmer, just turn your warmer on for a short while until the wax is pliable but not liquid. You will then be able to slide it out of the warmer with ease, give it a wipe over and it’ll be ready for a new piece of wax.


Wax melt warmers are a great way to fill your home with your favourite scents. However, when the wax has lost its fragrance, it can be tricky to remove. Using a warmer liner, paper towel, plastic scraper, hot water, or a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol are all effective ways to remove wax from a wax melt warmer. Find the method that works best for you and enjoy using your wax melt warmer again and again.

We hope you find these methods helpful and easy. If you have any questions or if there is a method you swear by, please do share with us as we’d love to know and share with the rest of our community.

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