Traditionally, there are two ways that you can remove your used wax melts. I call them the hot and cold methods. Which method is better is up to your personal preference. I use both methods.
1. If your warmer has been on and your wax is liquid, shut off your warmer for a few minutes so that it cools slightly then take two cotton balls or a paper towel, set them in the warmer, let all the wax absorb, and throw away them into the trash can. This is works excellent for the warmers without removable lids and plug-ins. Then take a paper towel and wipe the little bit that is left.
2. If your wax warmer is not on and the wax has hardened, turn the warmer back for a few minutes on so the wax at least loosens in the warmer and is easier to remove as a solid piece! Use a plastic scraper to help with this so you don’t burn your fingers, and be sure to wipe it down with a paper towel after you are done. Never use a metal scraper in your ceramic warmers. You run the risk of scratching or cracking your warmer dish.
3. If you're not in an immediate rush to clean your warmer and the dish is removable, you can also place your warmer dish in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. After you have let your warmer dish set, your old wax will shrink and will be easily to pop out by simply dumping the warmer dish over a trash can. Your wax will fall out in one piece.
4. Another way to help clean and protect your wax warmer is to line the warmer dish with parchment paper or tin foil. You place your wax on top of this liner and when you are ready to renew your wax, grab the liner out after wax has hardened and disguard old wax.
There is tons of products on the market today to help you keep your wax warmer clean. You don't need to spend a whole lot of your hard earned cash on the newest and latest gadgets. With a simple trip to the dollar store you can pick up rolls of paper towels, parchment paper, tin foil and cotton balls for a $1.