Disclaimer: The following product was given to me as a gift for Christmas and below are my honest opinions.
If you are anything like me, you dread two things when it comes to melting and changing your wax. One, the dish becoming filthy and two, the hassle of changing out your wax.
Now hear me out. If you catch it while the wax is still warm it isn’t much of a problem since I normally will take a few cotton balls and let it soak up the wax as I am not big on the hot pouring method. Hot pouring is when most of my waxidents seem to occur.
Though when the wax has cooled, say when my husband or I turn it off for the night, the next morning we have a round solid disc stuck to the plate that at times can be challenging to remove.
Recently I have turned to the method of rolling ice cubes around the dish to loosen the wax instead of waiting on the freezer to do this for me. This works well most of the time with the occasional tar-like wax that just refuses to let go. I would than have to turn to putting it in the freezer and waiting several minutes or begin angrily chipping away at it with a butter knife. Up to you but either way is a nuisance.
I say all of this to get to what I wanted to discuss today. While shopping on Amazon a few weeks back, I ran across a few different warmer accessories including several wax warmer cups. One of them being the Happy Wax, Wax Popper. On the page it states to be a liner for your warmer made from a “durable, reusable silicone”.
I was a bit skeptical on whether it would work well or if it would tamper with the throw of the wax. I had previously tried using the reusable silicone muffin liners as a ‘hack’ for easier clean up with melting but I didn’t receive as strong of a throw compared to just melting in the dish itself. Being mindful that this item would have been made specifically for warmers unlike the muffin liners and being familiar with the brand name, I felt the urge to give it a try. I mentioned this item to my husband as it was getting close to Christmas and a few weeks later I am thrilled to bring you a review and hopefully an answer to our messy dishes and stuck on wax!
Now before I go any further and am asked in the comments, “But why didn’t you buy direct through the seller on their website?” My husband shops with ease on Amazon and I did indeed buy this through Happy Wax on their Amazon page which I also confirmed with HW to be legit.
About The Product:
Here is the link for their website and direct page for Happy Wax Poppers and many other beartastic, waxy products but you can also find them on Amazon.
Product: Wax Popper
Made Of: Silicone
Dim: 2” wide at base x 2.5” wide at top (“flare”) x 1” tall/deep but claims to be One Size Fits All
You will receive one wax popper per package/order for $9.95.
As you can see per the picture above, the wax removes with ease. No freezing or chipping away with a butter knife required! Just peel back the silicone liner once the wax has dried and the popper allows you to ‘pop’ the dried wax right into the garbage with ease! As for throw the only difference I’ve noticed is it takes a few minutes longer for me to notice the smell as it begins to melt but then after the wax has had a chance to completely pool out I get a nice even throw. (This is melting in my bedroom and tested with several vendors)
Although I am very happy with my liner, it has come to my attention that something on the liner cup peels/sheds off as if it were a snake after a few uses. Whether it somehow be old wax peeling off after heating or just the silicone burning off the new layer, I’m not sure but it doesn’t seem to harm the liner. It does leave me to wonder why it does this and if it’s safe but for now when I use it I am rinsing it off to keep the shedding mess to a minimal.
What are your thoughts on melting liners? Have you ever used them? Would you use them? Let me know!
Until Next Melt!