How I keep my wax pots clean!

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How I keep my waxing pots clean in my Spa in Winter Park, Florida is very important to me as let’s face it…who wants to get a facial or waxing service from an Esthetician where her Spa looks like her sanitary practices need room for improvement?

A very good friend of mine, also a fantabulous expert in the waxing world shared with me her little trick on how to keep her waxing pots clean in between clients, without using the toxic wax cleaners that are available. In the past  after every client left that had just had a waxing service with me, I  always masked up, got out my toxic wax cleaner and practically poisoned myself and possibly my next client walking in to death!

Don’t get me wrong my beautiful clients, waxing cleaners are efficient and do a fantastic job of removing hard sticky wax from our wax machines.  But if the wax cleaner can burn a hole in my glove like it did here, then I can only imagine what it can do to the environment that you are walking into.

So without further ado, I will sincerely give a big pat on the back and a big “thank you” to Jennifer (aka The Wax Bitch) over in Michigan  for saving my life!  Ok, enough of the melodramatics…but if you know me well, you will know that I have a very low tolerance to strong aromas and frequently have bouts of dizziness or near fainting experiences if I have toxic aroma overload!

She shared with me that in between clients she wipes her machine down with Baby Oil.  Any oil will work, but Baby Oil is less expensive, than the one I have posted in the picture above, plus it doesn’t have an offensive smell and gets the job done perfectly.

I am going to take this blog a weee step further and share what I do before each client comes into my room.

I wipe my machine down before I start another waxing service or a relaxing facial by leaving a very, very thin film of oil over the machine where the wax is more likely to drip. It sits on the warm machine and practically cleans itself as I perform a service on my client.  Then after every client has left, I just get out a tissue, wipe away the sticky wax and ‘voila’ it slides right off and continues to work that way for the majority of the day!  It works this way without leaving a heavy toxic smell that can disturb the client or myself.

A waxing pot should not have wax stuck to the side of it attracting stray hairs, bugs, dust or other debris that can blow around, sticking to the stuck wax, looking unsightly and unsanitary.

So who is coming in today to see me for a wax or a facial in Winter Park, Florida?

Check out my menu of services here and hope to see you asap!




  1. Toxic wax cleaners and how to avoid the fumes | Waxing the Twigs & Berries - November 24, 2014

    […] You can choose which method of cleaning to do and since I wrote this blog on ‘toxic wax cleaners’ I was told of another way to keep your wax pots clean, rather than using the harsh stuff each time!  Because I also teach waxing classes to Estheticians my wax pots can get very messy.  Knowing this new trick (new trick to me anyway)  has really saved me time and my nostril hair from being singed during the clean up time in between clients, hopefully it will for you too!  The blog I wrote on alternative wax cleaning can be found here. […]

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