People’s sense of smell is closely related to memory. Fragrances, in particular, have strong associative properties, which is probably why smelling that strawberry-scented shampoo immediately takes you back to a specific childhood memory, or the smell of a particular dish makes you think of your grandmother.
Many fragrances can also greatly affect a person’s mood, which is why people buy scented candles or scented wax melts as part of their self-care routine. Relaxing scents like lavender, lemon, and vanilla can significantly influence a person to loosen up and let go of tenseness.
If you’re racking your brain for gift ideas, you might want to consider getting wax melts. They’re useful accessories in promoting relaxation or even for making a room smell good. However, some people might not know how to change out wax melts from their warmer, so if you’re planning to give them to your friends, it’ll be helpful to know how to do it properly. That way, you can teach them how to do it too.
The Traditional Method
The traditional method of removing wax melts from their warmer comes in two ways. You can follow the procedure if the wax in your warmer hasn’t completely hardened yet.
First, take two cotton balls and place them in the warmer to absorb the wax. Once they’ve collected as much wax as possible, wipe the remaining residue with a paper towel.
The second method is more suitable for hardened wax. You’ll have to turn your warmer back on and wait until the wax is malleable enough to remove as one solid piece. To make sure you don’t burn your fingers, use a scraper or a similar object to remove it.
Using a Wax Warmer Liner
If you don’t want to bother with the effort of the traditional method, you can always use a wax warmer liner or popper. They go well in your warmer tray and hold the wax completely until you’re done using them. When you’re ready to remove the wax, take out the liner and throw it away.
These liners come as reusable or disposable material, but it’s better to use reusable liners. It produces less waste, and it’s easy to clean. These liners are also amazing because they keep your materials in good condition.
Using a Silicone Dish Top
A silicone dish top is the third alternative when removing wax from your warmer. It’s an environmentally friendly option and it’s easy to clean, making it a lovely accompaniment to your wax melt gift idea. When you’re ready to replace your wax, turn off the warmer and allow it to cool. Once the wax slightly hardens, pop off the silicone top until the wax comes out.
If your wax is made of soy, that usually means they’re biodegradable, so you can toss them into a waste bin or treat them as compost. Make sure you don’t throw your wax down the drain, though, because this can cause damage to your plumbing.
Wax melts are fantastic ideas for gifts because they’re easy to use, quick to clean, and they can improve your friends’ and family’s lives. If they’re not familiar with using them, the tips mentioned above will help you teach them how.
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