To get candle wax out of hair, use paper towels and a blow dryer. To use this method, place the affected hair between two paper towels and melt the wax.
Throughout history, candle wax has been made from several different materials, but most modern forms are made from beeswax, paraffin, vegetable wax and gels. The earliest known candles are from ancient Egyptian and Greek culture and were made from tallow extracted from sheep and cows.
Candle wax comes from a variety of sources, including beeswax, tallow, purified animal fats and paraffin wax. Except for beeswax, these waxes are often refined, melted to a specific melting point and combined with additives to make the desired candle.
To remove candle wax from leather, freeze the wax, and gently scrape away the remnants. If a stain remains, make a paste with earth powder and water, let it dry on the stain, and brush it off with a soft toothbrush. Apply a leather conditioner.
One effective method of removing wax from carpet is to harden the wax using ice, and scrape away the excess wax. After removing the hardened wax, use an iron to melt the remaining wax, and soak it up with a paper towel or grocery bag.
Remove candle wax from painted walls by scraping with a plastic knife, using an iron and paper towels to melt and absorb the wax and scrubbing the wall with a melamine eraser. Use caution when working with the hot iron and melted wax.
Cut wax candles by using a knife or chisel depending on the type of candle. The time needed for this project depends on how much wax you want to cut. You need a putty knife or brownie cutter, a hammer, a chisel and a utility knife.
To remove candle wax from wood, rub the wax with an ice cube to harden it. Next, gently scrape it off with a piece of thin plastic, like an expired credit card. Last, rub the wood with cream furniture polish.
To remove candle wax from crystal, gently scrape away the excess wax, immerse in hot water to soften the stuck-on wax, use a delicate sponge to wipe wax from any crevasses on the crystal, and wash in warm, sudsy water. Avoid pouring melted wax down the drain to prevent clogs.
To remove candle wax from brick, scrape the wax with a dull knife, and use a heat gun to melt the wax residue. Finally, blot the wax with a soft cloth. You need a dull knife, a heat gun and soft cloths to complete this task.