How to remove wax from a Scentsy burner

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Things You'll Need

  • Scentsy bar

  • Scentsy warmer

  • Freezer

  • Butter knife or spoon

  • Zip-top plastic bag

Scentsy wax bars and warmers can fill your home with fragrance just like a candle but without the dangers of a flame. Scentsy bars are made of scented wax and provide hours of fragrance. The melted wax can sometimes be difficult to remove from the warmer. You may need to remove the wax when the fragrance has dissipated from the wax or if you wish to change the scent in your home.


Step 1

Turn off the Scentsy warmer and allow the wax to cool and harden at room temperature.

Step 2

Lift the top of the warmer off the base. This piece is shaped like a small bowl and contains the melted wax from the Scentsy bar.

Step 3

Place the top of the warmer in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. The cold temperature will cause the wax to harden even further as it freezes slightly.

Step 4

Pry the hardened wax out of the warmer by gently inserting the tip of a butter knife or a spoon under the edge of the wax. If it is completely hardened, it will pop out easily, leaving no residue in the warmer. The wax will be hard and brittle. If it is not, return it to the freezer for another 10 minutes.


Step 5

Discard the wax disc in the trash if the wax no longer contains any scent. If it has scent remaining, place the disc in a zip-top plastic bag and label the bag with the scent name for later use. To use the wax later, simply place the wax disc back into the top of the warmer and turn the warmer on.



Amber Canaan

Amber Canaan has a medical background as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and pediatric oncology. She began her writing career in 2005, focusing on pregnancy and health. Canaan has a degree in science from the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and owns her own wellness consulting business.