Beeswax is often used to make all-natural candles, but that melted wax can get on many different surfaces. Some of the worst places where beeswax is commonly seen include: clothing, tablecloths, furniture surfaces, carpeting, candle holders and pots used to make beeswax candles. The good news is that beeswax can be removed by any of the following techniques.

Step 1

Remove beeswax from carpeting, clothes or fabric using an iron. Turn your iron onto low heat. Place a piece of brown paper bag or clean kitchen towel on top of the wax. Put the iron on top of the paper. This will gently remelt the wax, which will then redeposit itself on the paper. Move the paper to an uncovered piece until all of the wax has been remelted and drawn up onto the paper.

Step 2

Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on carpeting to cover where the beeswax was. Let this sit overnight and vacuum clean.

Step 3

Wash treated clothing as usual in the washing machine.

Step 4

To remove wax from candlesticks, dishes or small cooking pots, place the entire item into the freezer and leave it overnight. The next morning, the wax will have hardened enough that you can pull it off with your fingers. Polish the candlesticks with a soft cloth to remove any other stains or fingerprints.

Step 5

To remove beeswax from all other surfaces, reheat the area with a hairdryer on medium heat. Then wipe it off with a soft cloth. Make a solution of 1 part distilled vinegar to 3 parts water and put it into a spray bottle. Spray the area with the vinegar and water solution and wipe dry with a soft cloth.