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How to Get Wax Out of Carpet

You’d think with toddler in the home you’d know the exact reason I needed to figure out how to get wax out or carpet, but it was Hubs who bumped the Scentsy plugin and me who let the candle wax sit in the carpet for two weeks as I wondered what to do about it. Picking at it didn’t work.

Maybe ice? A hair dryer? Goo-Gone? Nope.

Here’s what works to get wax out of your carpet: using an iron and a paper towel had my carpet back to normal in less than two minutes.

How to Get Wax Out of Carpet

Here’s the nasty wax blob and accompanying picked-at bits in my carpet. It had been sitting there for two weeks. Don’t judge.
How to Get Wax Out of Carpet

To remove wax from carpet simply place a paper towel over the wax on your carpet and apply a dry iron heated to medium setting ** Make sure the steam setting is turned off or your iron is emptied of all water.

The wax will melt and stick to the paper towel in a matter of seconds, removing it completely from your carpet!

How to Get Wax Out of Carpet

It took a couple of paper towels to completely melt and remove the wax from the carpet, but now my carpet is as good as new (minus the traffic wear  of course;)).

How to Get Wax Out of Carpet

Now you know how to get wax out of carpet the easy way! If you’re a fan of wickless candles and tart warmers, you’ll definitely want to save this cleaning hack for a waxy rainy day. I’ve since switched to diffusing essential oils so it’s no longer an issue!

** All carpets are different so start out on a lower setting and work your way up. Use the lowest possible heat setting that is effective. You don’t want melted carpet fibers which would be worse that having candle wax in the carpet in the first place.


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