If you are confused about how to get Scentsy wax out of clothes, then I have to tell you that calmness and wait are the two things you need right now. A romantic dinner next to scented wax won’t be so bad when you accidentally drop candle wax on your dress.
There is a solution to everything.
Removing them from your clothes is a piece of cake if you follow the tips below. So, please do not be impatient and hurry to remove them as soon as they get on your clothes. Feel free to enjoy that romantic dinner to the fullest, leaving the waxing treatment aside. Take it easy.
A Word About Scentsy Wax
Why does wax stick firmly on clothes when it falls on clothes? Why can’t wax be removed in the usual way? I’m sure there have been a lot of times when you’ve asked yourself what Scentsy wax bars are?. The answer is below.
Regarding all the exact ingredients of Scentsy wax, it still has no official answer. You may know that Scentsy consists of a food-grade oil-based wax – also known as paraffin wax.
Instead of burning wax, as usual, they warm them up with an electric warmer so that no harmful chemicals or pollutants are released.
Because it is mainly composed of heavy oil molecules, sticky substances, when it gets on clothes, it will leave significant stains on the surface and are difficult to remove by conventional methods.
So that you won’t wait anymore, I will give you no-sweat tricks to eliminate the wax most efficiently.
Remove The Scentsy Wax From Clothes With Simple Hacks
As mentioned above, rushing to remove wax from clothes can backfire. When the wax is hot or not dry, treating it right away can cause the stain to spread. Firstly, let your waxed clothes dry and apply the instructions below.
Stage 1: Dry Wax And Scrape It
Due to the natural nature of waxes, the scraping method is considered the most suitable method. It would help if you started shaving after the wax drying was complete, and you could dry it naturally.
However, you can apply the following methods so that the drying does not take too long.
What you need:
- Butter knife/ Dull knife
- Credit card
- Ice cube
Steps to remove Scentsy wax with scraping method:
Step 1: Let the wax dry totally.
To make the fabric drying process faster and more efficient, you can use ice cubes directly on the wax stain or put them in the freezer. Once the wax has dried, proceed to the next step below.
Step 2: Place the fabric on a flat surface
Prepare a flat surface to lay the fabric. Prepare hard-edged objects like a credit card, dull knife, or spoon ready to scrape the wax. Do not use a sharp knife when scraping as it can damage fabrics, especially delicate and sensitive fabrics such as silk or linen.
Step 3: Start the scraping process.
For common fabrics like cotton, denim, or polyester, use a butter knife or a dull knife gently on the wax surface; do not press too hard during the shaving process.
For delicate fabrics, scraping too hard can cause tearing or damage to the material. Instead, using a spoon/credit card to shave silk will help you better limit this risk.
The scraping method will help you remove most of the wax from the fabric, but not completely. Therefore, to clean the remaining wax fragments, refer to the following methods.
Learn how to scrape the scents wax off the clothes with a dull knife.
Stage 2: Pretreat The Stain
Scraping will remove most of the wax but will leave some excess wax and stains on the fabric. Apply these methods below to remove wax stains on clothes thoroughly.
Option 1: Remelt Wax
Using thermotherapy will probably put you in conflict with the method above. Why wait for the wax to dry and then use heat to melt it? Don’t worry because letting the wax dry will prevent the stain from spreading, and the heat method will help you remove the wax more easily.
Using the heat of an iron is one of the most effective ways to remove Scentsy wax. Due to the nature of Scentsy wax, the heat will cause the wax to melt easily and be removed quickly from the clothes.
What you need:
- Thin cloth
- Paper tissue/ blotting paper
Steps to remove Scentsy wax with an iron:
Step 1: Prepare an iron.
Prepare an iron that is set to the right temperature. Using too high a temperature will burn and damage the clothes. Therefore, it is recommended to adjust the iron to a low setting during wax melting.
Step 2: Place some paper tissue/ blotting paper
Using the iron directly on the waxed area of the garment can cause the wax to stick to the surface of the iron. Therefore, it is good to place some blotting paper or paper towels on the wax to help you get it out quickly and prevent the wax from sticking to the iron.
It is preferable to use a thin cloth over paper towels with fabrics such as fleece and wool. Place them on both sides of the waxed cloth.
Step 3: Start the ironing process.
After placing the blotting paper, gently place the iron over the wax stain. Continue ironing to let the wax melt and soak into the paper towel. Be sure to change the blotting paper regularly.
Note: When starting the ironing process, please remember NOT to set the steam mode.
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Blow Dryer Method
Another alternative to the method of removing wax from heat is the dryer. For delicate fabrics like silk and wool, the heat of the iron may not be safe for them. Then, the dryer will be the right choice for you.
What you need:
- Blow dryer
- Blotting paper
Steps to remove Scentsy wax with a blow dryer:
Step 1: Prepare a blow dryer.
Similar to iron, you should adjust the temperature of the blow dryer to a moderate level. If the temperature is too high, the heat will damage the fabric.
Step 2: Prepare tissue/blotting paper.
Prepare blotting paper to place on the fabric. Wax will melt when exposed to heat, so the paper will help you absorb the melted wax.
Step 3: Start the drying process.
It would help if you placed blotting paper and paper towels on both sides of the waxed cloth. Use a dryer that has been adjusted to the right temperature to blow warm air directly onto the wax surface, each time for 5 seconds. Next, use a paper towel to absorb the melted wax.
Hot Water Method
Besides iron and dryer, you can also use boiling water for wax removal. Get ready for boiling water to reach its full potential.
What you need:
- Boiled water
- A bowl
- Baking soda (optional)
- A stick
- Heat resistant gloves
Steps to remove Scentsy wax with boiled water:
Step 1: Check the fabric
To apply this method, you should read the care label instructions carefully to see if you can soak your fabric in boiling water. Materials such as wool are recommended to be washed only in cold water, while cotton is suitable for most temperatures.(1)
Step 2: Boil water and baking soda
Use a kettle to boil water. Once the water has already boiled, add about 5-6 teaspoons of baking soda to the water. Then, stir the water and baking soda mixture until dissolved and then turn off the heat.
Step 3: Soak the fabric in boiling water.
Pour the solution into a large bowl. Take a stick and dip the cloth into the bowl of the mixture. Allow the fabric to soak in the solution until the wax softens.
Step 4: Remove wax from clothes
After being soaked a few times, the wax will gradually soften and fall out of the water basin. Carefully remove wax stains without burning your hands by using heat-proof gloves.
Option 2: Deal With Remaining Wax Without Remelting
If you do not want to apply heat methods to treat wax, you can resort to the help of vegetable oils and alcohol. However, it is advisable to use it with a sufficient amount so as not to affect the fabric.
You can use vegetable oil to remove wax stains without melting them with heat. This method will help you thoroughly remove excess wax after completing the shaving phase. Be sure to use it with a moderate amount to avoid the oil creating large stains on the shirt.
What you need:
- Vegetable oil
- Paper cloth
- Stain remover
- Soft bristle toothbrush
Steps to remove Scentsy wax with vegetable oil:
Step 1: Apply the oil
Apply a little oil to the stain. Then, use a paper cloth to absorb the excess oil.
Step 2: Brush off the wax
Use a soft-bristled brush to remove excess wax. Brush gently over the fabric to remove all the wax. Wash your clothes before applying stain remover.
Step 3: Use stain remover
If you are concerned about oil stains on fabrics, you should use a commercial stain remover to remove the oil. Continue to scrub with a brush to remove stains gently.
Using alcohol to clean dye markings on the surface of clothes is also the most common and easiest way. It is advisable to place an absorbent cloth on the back of the fabric when the alcohol is soaked.
What you need:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Clean cloth
Steps to remove Scentsy wax with rubbing alcohol:
Step 1: Apply the alcohol
Apply alcohol to the stained fabric.
Step 2: Absorb the alcohol
Use a clean cloth to dab the alcohol
Step 3: Rinse the stain
Clean the stain with a sponge. Alternatively, you can rinse the fabric underwater after the wax has been removed.
Stage 3: Wash The Fabric
Once the pre-treat is complete, you can immediately complete the washing process to clean the fabric thoroughly. Make sure you double-check the label instructions to complete this step perfectly.
What you need:
- Washing machine (optional)
- Laundry detergent
Steps to wash fabric:
Step 1: Hand Wash / Washing Machine
Check the label to make sure your clothes are washed properly. At that time, you will know what kind of fabric your fabric is, should it be dry cleaned, hand-washed, or machine washed.
Adjust washing machine to the normal cycle, use detergent and water temperature according to clothes label
Step 2: Check the stain
After completing the wash cycle, you should thoroughly check that no stains are left on the garment.
- If the stains are removed completely, you can dry them in the usual way.
- Otherwise, you should not put them in the dryer if you do not want the stain to stick to the fabric. Instead, repeat the pre-treat step and repeat the washing process.
Step 3: Dry your clothes
If your clothes don’t have stains anymore, you can dry them. Air dry or using a dryer is acceptable.
How To Prevent Scentsy Bar From Waxing
“Prevention is better than cure” is always the correct adage. Preventing Scentsy bars from waxing will save you time and effort to remove them from your clothes.
You can comfortably enjoy a romantic dinner with scented candles without having to lose emotions when they fall on your clothes. Here are some tips to help you prevent it effectively:
- Place the wax bars flat in the kettle, do not overlap too much, or place them too slanted.
- It would help if you placed only a maximum of two wax cubes in the warmer. For medium-sized warmers, a wax cube is best. Putting too much will cause the wax to flow out of the container easily.
- Don’t place Scentsy wax near the heat sources
- Store the bars in a dark and cool place instead of in the freezer
- Remember to clean your dish warmer regularly
- Note when replacing your Scentsy wax: Use cotton balls to absorb the wax while still warm. Then you need to clean up these cotton balls and put them in the trash. Alternatively, you can wait for it to harden, put it in the freezer and use a butter knife to remove the old wax.
Below is a summary of the most concerning questions about removing Scentsy wax from clothes. Stay tuned because there will be questions that you are wondering.
Slow And Steady Wins The Race
This is one of the correct statements when it comes to removing Scentsy wax from clothes. Rushing to treat wax stains before they have dried will make your results worse. So you should calmly wait for it to dry completely before starting the removal process.
The impatience only causes the wax stain to spread to other parts of the fabric.
Hopefully, this article has given you enough information on how to clean clothes with wax stains. If you have any ideas about my tutorials, comment below, and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
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