how to clean wax warmer

A Step By Step Approach To How To Clean Wax Warmer

Wax warmers can be used for a variety of purposes. They’re used in salons to melt blocks of petroleum-based wax or beeswax to make decorative candles, or they’re used in craft rooms to melt blocks of petroleum-based wax or beeswax to make decorative candles.

Wax warmers can also be used to simply warm or melt scented wax cubes for aroma and ambiance in the home. To heat the fragrant oil-infused wax, these warmers employ a low-wattage bulb, a warming plate, or a small votive.

Whatever sort of wax warmer you have, it will need to be cleaned on a regular basis to remove debris, avoid build-up, and keep the device functioning properly. A wax warmer can be readily cleaned with a few common home items. So, in this blog, I will tell you how to clean wax warmer. So, let’s get started!

How Often to Clean a Wax Warmer

The frequency with which a wax warmer is cleaned is determined by how frequently it is used. After each use, all types of wax warmers should be cleaned. This will clear any collected dirt and dust in the wax, extend the life of the warmer by removing any build-up that may interfere with its performance, and allow you to add a new wax melt aroma.

Warmers that use scented wax and are powered by electricity or candles should be cleaned when the melted wax no longer emits a scent.

How To Clean A Wax Warmer?

Leave the heater a little warm when cleaning

The first step in cleaning a wax warmer is to remove any residual wax after the last treatment of the day. Waiting for the wax to cool down isn’t the ideal cleaning method because the wax will be difficult to remove from the pot at room temperature. 

The easiest technique to remove the wax while it is still hot is to do it while taking the appropriate precautions to avoid burning your hands. Allow the wax to melt until it turns liquid when you finish your last treatment of the day, then turn the device off and go to the next stage.

Save what can be stored

If there is a lot of wax left on the pot, pour it into a fresh container while it is still hot and utilize it later (you can recycle the wax if you 1. store it in a properly sterilized container and 2. are 100 percent sure no double-dipping or any other form of contamination occurred).

Use wax strips for cleaning

You can use a paper or a cotton wax strip to remove the remaining wax after you’ve removed what’s left of the beneficial wax. Cotton pads should not be used since they can break and stick to the paste, making a mess. Some estheticians also suggest utilizing couch roll in conjunction with wax remover oils (the same ones you use on your customers, of course!).

Sterilize the waxing pot

To eliminate bacteria and disinfect your products, sterilize any non-disposable equipment you use, such as tweezers, metallic spatulas, or the aluminum pots into which you pour wax to melt it on the wax heater. 

Getting professional salon sterilizing equipment at reasonable prices can be challenging if you work on your own or do not have a large, professional salon budget. However, UV towel warmer sterilizers, sterilizing sprays, or simply boiling water can be used to kill bacteria.

Apply oils to the wax warmers

Mineral oil and a towel can be used to clean up any spills or stains in the wax warmer. However, be cautious about the items you use—as this article points out, putting solvents or acidic cleaners on the warmer’s plastic parts can harm the material, causing cracks or premature deterioration.

Place paper collars to prevent future damage.

We recommend putting paper collars around the waxing containers to reduce the appearance of wax spots on the warmer. During the treatments, the machinery will be covered from wax falling into its surface.

What Should Be Avoided?

Now that you know how to clean wax warmers like an expert, let’s talk about what you should avoid doing while cleaning or using the equipment. Here are some important wax heater do’s and don’ts:

Do not heat without wax in the pot

The device will overheat as a result, and its electrical system will fail.

Don’t leave the heater turned on all night

Even if you use your wax warmer every day, leaving it on all night with wax inside will reduce its lifespan and increase the risk of wax contamination, not to mention be hazardous to you, your work environment, and your clients.

Don’t soak the device in water

If the warmer spills a lot of wax all over the place (which can happen to anyone), don’t soak the whole thing in water. Water, in fact, is ineffective in removing wax; instead, use the oils mentioned earlier.

Always cut the power before cleaning

Remove the wax after it has heated up, but not while the gadget is still connected in. Turn it off and unplug it, then carefully remove the wax from the pot and clean the entire gadget.

The Bottom Line

I have told you the best method of how to clean wax warmer. I hope you will use these methods for cleaning your wax warmer. Please share your experiences in the comment section. Thank you!