Even when you choose "dripless" candles, drips and spills can happen. They are often caused by drafts or other external factors. These three quick steps work for cleaning beeswax or other candle wax off of smooth surfaces such as wooden tables or countertops.
- Allow the wax to cool completely. Trying to wipe or scrape it up before it has cooled may cause it to smear and make a bigger mess.
- Pick up any large chunks of loose wax and then gently scrape remaining wax up with a plastic scraper. Using an old plastic card from your wallet works well as they usually have rounded corners making them less likely to scratch the table.
- Wipe up remaining wax residue using a small amount of orange oil cleaner on a paper towel or soft cloth (we recommend spot testing this somewhere out of sight first to check for discolouration).