How to Clean Your Wax Pot | Starpil Style

How to Clean Your Wax Pot | Starpil Style

07 Oct, 20

How to Clean Your Wax Warmer Starpil Style

No matter what time of year it is, your wax room means different things to different clients. For some, it’s a place of refuge, for others, a place to check one more thing off the to-do list. Whether your wax room is a haven or a means to an end, you want it to enhance the client experience and make them feel better for having come to see you, not only because of the services you provide but the space you create.  

Your space not only needs to be highly functional and ergonomic for the work you need to do, impeccably clean and safe for you and the clients but also give off a bit of magic—a little world within a world. This means keeping things impeccably clean and in working order—like your professional wax warmer! So we’re going to give you an in-depth step-by-step on how to clean a wax warmer in How to Clean Your Wax Pot Starpil Style with a few extra tips on the best wax warmer cleaner, and how to start taking care of your equipment before you even purchase them. 



From your professional wax warmer to ambient music, your wax room has to be tailored to your ideal customer. When you envision luxurious, abundant, lovely, knowledgeable clients booking on the daily, what kind of place do you think they would want to come to? While they say that like attracts like, you would think that if you think that your treatment space is beautiful, your clients would too, but go one step further and think about it from your best self’s point of view, shoot for the stars and make your room an oasis. 



Purchasing quality professional wax warmers, (or other essential tools) is more than just the product. Buying professional tools means working with brands that support and understand your business and work as hard to enhance the client experience. Your wax, soft or hard wax warmers should come with either a warranty, easy-to-find customer service information, and diligent brand reps dedicated to remedying any situation. You can’t have broken products hanging around when you’re keeping your spa room on point, so working with the best should include the best companies as well. 



If you look around your wax room, you know that all of those goodies don’t come cheap. Not only that but the ROI they bring you is a big part of what keeps you in business and life on the up and up. You can’t afford to not take care of it all. When you get the best spa room equipment like professional wax warmers, keeping up with regular maintenance can get you the most out of your investment. Working with the best brands should mean they provide you with all of the advice on how to care and service your tools.  

As for wax warmers, they are not difficult to maintain with the right tips like these. One way to ensure extending the life of your hard wax pot is to wipe it down after each service or, at the very least, at the end of each service day with Starpil Post-Wax Care Oil. There are many different ways to clean your wax warmer, so pick the way that works best for you. But here is an efficient, effective, and inexpensive way to making your wax warmers look spotless every day and working like a charm.


WATCH: An Esthetician’s Journey I Part 4I Starpil Wax Co. 



Start off wearing gloves before cleaning your wax pot to avoid making a mess and prevent the transfer of germs.


Step 1:


To begin cleaning your wax warmer, ensure the machine is on and turn the adjustable temperature dial up to its max. 


Let the excess wax get hot and begin melting. You don’t want the wax to melt down to a liquid, but for it to soften at the edges and bottom of wax well so that you can easily scoop a good portion of it out in one semi-solid piece. 


Step 2:


Turn down your wax warmer to between 55°C and 75°C (131°F and 167°F), and using a  waxing spatula, you’ll be able to take most of the wax out at once and dispose of it. 


Step 3:


Leftover wax residue should be wiped with dry paper towels. Do not use acetone as some esthies might do because it is an erosive substance and can damage your electric wax heater. Use thick paper towels and caution when wiping the inside of the machine with paper towels as it will still be very hot.


READ: How to Wax for Sensitive Skin This Fall 2020


Step 4:

Turn your professional wax heater all the way down, then take your paper towel, spray with Starpil or Starsoft Post-Wax Care Oil and wipe down the inside of the electric wax heater until all of the remaining wax is gone. 


Step 5: Take the oiled paper towel to wipe down the outside of your warmer to remove all wax, buff out smudges, and add shine. 


Final Step: Again, using a paper towel, spray it with isopropyl alcohol and wipe down the entirety of your machine to remove any bacteria and for a thorough cleaning. Then, refill the wax pot with your favorite Starpil wax. In the video below, Karisma uses Starpil Blue Film Hard Wax beads.




You can also use your Starpil Post-Wax Care Oil to get yourself out of other sticky situations. If you have spilled wax on other hard surfaces, spray with the oil and let it sit to work its magic. After about 20 minutes, wipe with a paper towel. Repeat the process as needed. Remember that it is an oil, so this might stain certain fabrics. 


Here is an in-depth video by Starpil Wax pro user, Karisma Elizondo (@karismaswaxbar) Like and subscribe! 



From hard wax warmers, soft wax pots, or facial wax warmers, it doesn’t matter which wax warmers you use to serve your clients, using proper maintenance is vital to have a successful and profitable waxing business. Professional estheticians always follow safety and hygienic procedures, while using the best products for their clients. 


Thanks to Karisma for including Starpil in her video!


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