The fragrance of a Scentsy wax can lift up anyone’s mood in a split second. But that’s not the same when the wax falls on to your carpet. If you don’t know what to do in such a situation, you might have to throw away your entire carpet.
So, how to get scentsy wax out of carpet without having to spend a bunch of money on a professional carpet cleaner?
Start by freezing the wax with ice cubes or a pack of ice. Then, scrape off the extra wax with a butter knife. After this, put a paper bag and iron over it. Finally, clean the area and vacuum to bring it to its original glory.
However, that’s not the entire story. For getting a more detailed idea, our suggestion would be to go through the article and you’ll understand the process even better.
How to Get Scentsy Wax Out of Carpet?
Many people might think that fixing a ‘waxident’ (Get it? Wax and accident) is quite impossible. In fact, we’ve even seen them throw out their brand-new carpet only for this reason.
However, similar to getting nail polish out of carpets, this fix is also quite easy and doable. We’re sure that with our detailed step-by-step instructions you’ll get it done in no time. So, here are the tools and materials you need to gather-
Step 1: Get these essentials first
Before we start, let us assure you that these items are easily available right in your kitchen. And if you don’t have these we can make these available for you.
- Ice pack/ice/anything frozen
- Butter knife/scraper
- Carpet cleaner
- Paper towel/ Brown paper bag
- Vacuum cleaner
- Iron (a hairdryer works too)
Step 2: Freeze the wax
Start by placing some ice cubes or an ice pack over the area. In fact, you can go for anything that’s frozen(yes, that includes frozen meat too).
Although you might want to wrap it in a bag or towel so that you don’t get the wax wet. Now, why are we using ice instead of other materials?
Well, it’s not really about the material. It doesn’t even matter if you use liquid nitrogen. The primary goal is to solidify as much as you can.
That way you can take out the blocks of wax from the carpet without any extra struggle. In fact, the same method applies to removing marshmallows out of carpets.
Step 3: Scrape off the Wax
Whether it’s about taking out wax from carpets or Scentsy wax, you’ll know when it’s completely frozen. Once that happens, you can use your butter knife/scraper to scrape off the wax from the carpet.
With luck by your side, you can get rid of the wax using only the butter knife. But that’s not how life works. So, chances are you’ll have to work more to remove the excess wax from the carpet.
However, if that’s not the case, you can move over to step 5.
Step 4: Prep the stained and iron it
Now’s the time for preparation. Start by putting a piece of paper towel, terry-cloth towel or you can opt for a paper bag.
After you’re done with that, grab your iron and set it to the lowest temperature. The temperature’s a huge deal in this step.
The thing is with high temperature, you’re putting the carpet at risk of melting. It’s not uncommon for carpet fibers to melt at high temperatures. So, the ideal choice here is to set it at a lower temperature.
However, never go for the steam setting. With that out of the way, you can start ironing over the paper towel or paper bag.
Once the Scentsy wax gets enough, it’ll melt and get absorbed by the paper. Keep moving on to fresher parts of the paper bag and you’ll slowly get rid of all the wax.
Step 5: Clean the area
We’re almost done with the process. You’re only left with the finishing part. Start removing any extra wax bits with the help of a commercial carpet cleaner. Although you can go for rubbing alcohol.
But I guess you know better which one will work more efficiently. Anyhow, after you figure out the cleaning agent, start blotting the area with a piece of cloth soaked in your preferred cleaning agent.
Step 6: Vacuum the carpet
Well, guess what? You’ve reached the final step of the process. Before you start this step, you should know that you’ll have to give the carpet enough to completely dry out.
Once that’s out of the way, you can start vacuuming the carpet. Our suggestion would be to attach a carpet brush attachment. That way you’ll bring back that to its original glory.
However, you’ll always have the option to use a wet-vac to clean carpets. That’s like the ultimate cleaning method for carpets.
Question: How do you get dried Scentsy wax out of carpet?
Answer: The process for removing dried Scentsy wax and this one is basically the same. In fact, the only change is the amount of heat. If we’re being more specific, it’s how long you’re keeping the heat on. With dried wax, the time will obviously be longer. The rest of the process stays the same.
Question: How do you get Scentsy wax out of carpet without an iron?
Answer: Get yourself a butter knife, a paper towel, or a brown paper bag and a hairdryer. Scrape off the excess wax with your butter knife. Now, place the paper towel or paper bag over the stained area. After this, start applying the hairdryer heat on the area and the paper bag will slowly absorb the wax.
Question: How does vinegar remove candle wax from carpet?
Answer: A lot of people on the internet suggest using vinegar to remove candle wax from carpets. However, as they say, don’t believe everything you see on the internet. Based on our experience, there’s no way you take out candle wax from carpets only with water and vinegar.
So, folks, that’s all we had to say about how to get scentsy wax out of carpet. We tried our best to showcase the easiest and most effective method to do this.
But before we go away, we have one last tip for you. Whenever you use an iron or a hairdryer on carpets or fibers, never use excessive heat. You never know when that heat’s going to melt the fibers.