Soy candles are gaining popularity in home decoration. They are different from beeswax or parrafin candles because they burn cleanly, without additional smoke, and release less airborne residue in the form of black soot. However, soy candles are much like regular candles when they drip onto surfaces. The drippings should be removed as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage to your carpet.
Things You'll Need
- Paper towels
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Clothes iron
Tear off sheets of paper towel and set them aside. Spray each sheet several times with water from the spray bottle.
Place the damp paper towel sheets on top of the soy candle wax spills on the carpet.
Heat the clothes iron at a low setting. Place the warm iron on top of the damp paper towels on the carpet, heating the soy candle wax underneath. The wax will liquefy and stick to the damp paper towels.
Repeat Steps 1 through 3 as many times as needed to remove all of the soy candle wax from the carpet.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep the iron heat on low, as too high heat may damage the carpet fibers.
- Exercise caution when using candles. Do not light candles and forget about them, or fall asleep while they are still lit.
- Photo Credit Peter Becker: Flickr.com
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