How to Clean Scentsy Warmer

  • A Scentsy warmer fragrance experience is relaxing and pleasurable. These warmers are made to please you! Yet, when your Scentsy needs change or cleanup, its smell fades. 
  • When dealing with a Scentsy warmer, there are two questions: how to change the wax in your Scentsy warmer and the best tips for cleaning it. 
  • This article reveals a list of effective methods to clean your Scentsy warmer. Keep reading to discover how a magic eraser, cotton balls, freezer, or butter knife can help you get rid of the Scentsy wax.

What are Scentsy warmers?

All Scentsy candle warmers are electric, and they all plugin to the wall, with a cord or directly into the wall. 

Scentsy original container uses a low-wattage light bulb to warm the highly scented wax bars.

You usually put only one small cube to the Scentsy warmer at a time.

Some users even cut the cube and use only half at a time.

For a midsize or larger warmer, it’s recommended to toss in two cubes at a time, but not more. 

Scentsy mini warmers are designed to bring fancy fragrances to smaller spaces, such as 

  • dorm,
  • small apartment, or  
  • if you want to enjoy a delightful scent in specific areas of your house;

Mini warmers last roughly 50-80 hours, depending on the strength of the particular fragrance.

There is also a child menu when it comes to smell including fragrances such

  • Newborn Nursery Scent, 
  • Sunkissed Citrus Scent, 
  • Squeeze the Day Scent, 
  • Cloudberry Dreams Scent, and 
  • Black Raspberry Vanilla Scent (check them out on Scentsy

and child menu for original container models, such as Hunny Pot, referring to Winnie the Pooh. 

Before we discuss easy peasy ways to turn your Scentsy back to clean, let’s see what you should never do with it:

  1. never let the warmer be on without wax in the dish,
  2. don’t soak the electric wax warmer in water;

Instead, before you know our handy cleaning solutions below, take a butter knife and gently pop hardened wax out the warmer dish and the whole piece. This can save you time!

We’ll describe techniques to remove wax in the following paragraphs, such as a magic eraser, freezer, cotton balls, and more tips!

Tip: Always change cubes entirely instead of adding new wax to the used ones. Leaving old ones inside will lead to new wax dissipating. 

Remember that even a high-quality warmer will get in trouble if you handle used wax cubes and melted wax in the wrong way.

So, what is the most effective way to clean wax and keep the Scentsy fragrance alive? 

Cleaning Scentsy warmers

Remove the mess caused by the melted wax with our hacks below.

Scentsy Counter Clean

Scentsy Counter Clean is a dedicated copyright cleaner, excellent for all sealed surfaces.

So if you see wax sit on your Scentsy, simply spray a Scentsy Counter Clean on the warmer dish. Let it sit for some time and wipe out the film with a cloth.

This solution will cover all the brown oil film and turn your warmer spotless.

Tip: Old wax left for a long time on the bottom of the warmer dish leaves dirt. If you don’t clean your dish after every use, a residue will be left behind after removing the wax with other methods. To remove the film, use Scentsy Counter Clean. Let it sit for a minute and wipe it out.

Some users claim that this method literally makes your dish warmer spotless, and look brand new every time. (read more on Scents Wax)

White vinegar

Does vinegar dissolve wax?

As a rule of thumb, vinegar dissolves wax. Therefore, vinegar is a reliable option for removing an old coat of wax from various surfaces. Yet, you shouldn’t use it to clean waxed furniture. 

This method is common but effective for removing wax spots from your scents warmers.

Cotton ball

How to get rid of candle wax residue by cleaning your warmer with cotton balls? 

This is how we do it:

Turn on the heating and warm wax first. 

Let the wax melt and put a cotton ball inside to absorb it. Then, wait a few minutes to soak up the melted wax thoroughly. 

Remove the cotton ball and wipe the dish clean with a paper towel or paper napkin.

Paper towel

Use paper towels instead of cotton balls if you don’t have the latter at hand.  

First, heat the warmer up for about 10 minutes. Then, turn it off, but don’t let the wax cool. 

Now, gently clean the wax melt with a clean paper towel.


Also known as “a cold method,” this technique is based on freezing your warming dish and making the wax harden.

Simply place it in the freezer or refrigerator until the wax hardens. Take it out after 15 minutes. 

After the waxy remains become

  • cool, and
  • contract (become smaller),

clean wax by popping it out with a knife from your warmer’s surface.

Hairdryer and paper towels

Weird as it sounds, it’s a legitimate method to get rid of candle wax from your Scentsy. 

A hairdryer with its heat and several paper napkins or towels are enough to bring your dish warmer completely clean. 

First, switch on your hairdryer to the maximum heat.

Let it blow warm over the dried wax area. You’ll notice that Scentsy wax starts to melt in seconds. 

Wipe up the wet wax with a napkin.

Magic eraser or alcohol

How to deal with just a tiny stain on the wall of your warmer? Do you need to organize the entire cleaning operation? Not really!

Use a magic eraser or a bit of rubbing alcohol on a clean paper towel. 

Rub out the stain, and you’re ready to go!

Coconut oil

Another tip designed to help you clean wax and enjoy your fragrance experience is the one with coconut oil. 

Why not use this pleasing smell and other features of coconut oil for the good of your warmer?

Coconut oil will remove excess wax from any surface.

Just smooth some onto any sticky area and wipe it off with a washcloth.

Pour it out

Take the warmer dish out of the warmer while the candles’ wax is melted and pour the liquid out.

It’s not that complicated—just pour the melted wax into the garbage. 

Important: Remember never to pour melted wax into a drain. Wax hardens in drains, which can cause you many problems.


With this collection of nine or more simple hacks, feel free to bring life and fancy smell back to your warmer.

Which one is your favorite? Which one would you recommend?

If needed, visit a manufacturer’s website to chat with a qualified consultant and find out how to eliminate the mess in the dish and which methods they advise to remove wax efficiently. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wax doesn't get hot enough to evaporate. So, why does the fragrance shade after some time? It simply dissipates in the course of use. Before adding new cubes, take away the wax already in your warmer. If you add the new one to the old wax, the latter will dilute the former. Mixing used wax with the new one is one of the typical reasons your fragrance doesn't last long enough.
You can leave it on all the time or as long as you feel comfortable, even 24/7. Scentsy has a bulb-free collection, so the light wouldn't keep you awake at night.
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