In this post, I will give you some tips on how to remove wax from carpet.
I’ve never considered myself to be a “klutz” but I find that if I’m trying my best not to fall or spill something, I end up doing exactly that. How weird is that? To give you an example, I make wax samples for my Scentsy business that I give out to people along with my business card. First I warm up the wax. Once the wax is melted, I pour it into some candy molds. When I don’t think about it, I make zero mess. The moment I think “I need to be careful” that’s when I spill wax all over the place. I’m sure there’s a name for this! But klutz isn’t it.
I’ve always loved candles. When I was growing up I lived with 6 small children (my uncle’s kids), so we didn’t burn any candles unless we had a power outage. In 2005, when I started living on my own, I would always have a candle burning. Fast forward to 2008 a toddler in tow, burning candles became something of the past. My kid is very smart and is aware that playing with fire is dangerous and such, but let’s be honest, he’s a kid. A very curious one at that. So to be on the safe side we don’t burn candles (unless of course we have a power outage, my son hates those and usually will crawl into bed and fall asleep so that he doesn’t have to be awake when “it’s too dark here”-his words).
Fast forward some more, 2012 to be exact. I learned about Scentsy from a fellow Facebook friend. I decided to place an order online thinking it would be something nice to give to one of my friend since her birthday was coming up. I received my order in the mail shortly after and wanted to test it. I ended up keeping the warmer for myself. That’s how much I loved it. One of my favorite thing about it is that it doesn’t burn, the wax, it warms it up using a light bulb. Everything you love about candles but NO FLAMES! Which means:
- No chance of my son knocking it over and burning himself and the whole house down
- No soot going in the air. Since the wax doesn’t evaporate, it doesn’t go in the air. When you don’t smell it anymore, you just dump it out and get a fresh new cube!
Now, let’s go back to my “I’m no klutz but things happen” claim.
If you do use candles or a Scentsy warmer, there is that chance that you will spill some because well, accidents happens. If you are like me, you will first panic! Then figure out how to fix the problem (I’m learning to skip the “panic” step and just get to the “fix the problem” part, baby steps…). So far I have only spilled wax, on the floor and on my night stand. That’s pretty easy to clean. I just use something sharp like a ruler or a piece of cardboard and just scrap off the wax.
Now if you have carpet (which I don’t due to server dust allergies) well…you should start panicking! Just teasing *insert grin* Fear not my dear readers! I have searched the internet and found a couple sites that shows you how to remove wax from your carpet!
Check out the steps on WikiHow, it tells you how to remove the wax with MOVING PICTURES (I freaking LOVE moving pictures, what are they called? Gifs?). This site tells you how to remove the wax from anything from painted wall, to leather furniture. The YouTube video below shows you how to remove the wax using an iron. **If you are using the iron method to remove the wax, PLEASE follow the instructions. We want to remove wax, not burn a hole through the ground.