How to clean up wax spills

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There’s no use crying over spilled wax! If you spend enough time enjoying Scentsy Bars, there’s bound to be a few little accidents now and again — but luckily cleanup can be a breeze. Here are a few techniques for cleaning up wax spills on common household surfaces:

Spills on hardwood and counter tops

Spills on these solid surfaces are usually the most straight forward. If the wax is still liquified, a simple paper towel can do the trick! If the wax has hardened and won’t peel off by hand, you may have to get a little more creative. A spatula or butter knife can be used to gently scrape away the spill — just be careful you don’t damage the underlying surface. Heating the wax with a hairdryer until it’s soft can make the job easier. Alternatively, cooling it with a bag of ice can render the wax brittle enough to chip off.

Spills on tile

Wax that gets on tiling can be just as easy to clean up as the advice above — unless the spill gets into the spaces in-between tiles. Cotton swabs are perfect for cleaning out these hard-to-reach spaces. If the grouting has been stained, use an old toothbrush to scrub the affected area with baking soda and water.

Assorted Scentsy clamshells filled with wax

Spills on clothes

If you get wax on your outfit, don’t panic! Let the spill dry, then place a paper towel on top of the affected area. With the paper towel in place, use a blow dryer to liquify the wax — which will then be absorbed into the paper towel. Any residual wax can then be dabbed up using a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. This will help dissolve any remaining wax residue and fragrance oil, without damaging the fabric.

Spills on carpet

Carpet spills can be dealt with much the same way as wax spilled on clothing. Many have found success by liquefying the wax with a blow dryer, and then using a paper towel or brown paper bag to soak up wax from carpet fibers. If wax dye has discolored carpet or other fabric, an oxygen-based cleaner or preferred stain-lifting product can be used (following manufacturer’s instructions).

Don’t let the fear of wax spills keep you from enjoying great fragrance! With a little know-how, these accidents can be cleaned up quickly and easily.

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