You’ve enjoyed your candle but you’ve reached your last burn, so what’s next? Not to worry, your beautiful vessel can be cleaned and repurposed! Read on to learn more!
Alternative Scent options for remaining wax
I’m sure you’re asking yourself “why is there wax leftover after the wick is finished burning?” This wax serves as a safety precaution to ensure the flame doesn’t burn the vessel. To continue enjoying your candle, place the candle on a candle warmer or scoop out the remaining wax and place on a wax warmer.
This method is perfect if you have one or multiple jars! Heat your oven to 180 degrees. While the oven is warming up, scoop out as much wax as possible with a spoon or butter knife. Once you’ve removed your wax, place your vessels upside down on a rimmed baking dish lined with parchment paper, tin foil, or baking sheet. The wax will melt in 15-20 minutes. Remove the pan and place on a heat safe surface. Use a soft cloth, tongs or a potholder to hold the vessel while you wipe the vessel with a paper towel or soft cloth. Allow the vessel to cool, then wash with soap and water.
Hot or boiling water is another way to use heat to remove wax. Protect the surface with tin foil, a towel or newspaper. Place the vessel on the protected surface and use a butter knife or spoon to remove as much of the wax as you can. Pour hot or boiling water into the container, leaving room at the top. The water will melt the wax and it will float to the top. Let the water cool and remove the wax. (Don’t pour wax down the drain.) Scrape any remaining wax and clean with soap and water.
Did you know cold causes wax to harden and shrink, making it easier to remove? Simply place the candle in the freezer for several hours or until it is frozen. The wax will pop right out of the container, but you can also loosen it with a butter knife if necessary. Remove any residue and then clean the container with soap and water.
Double Boiler Method
Similar to the hot/boiling water method, remove as much wax as you can with a butter knife or a spoon. Place the vessels inside of a pan, pot or large metal bowl on a heat-safe surface. Pour boiling water into the pot around the candle, making sure that the water does not get into the candle jar. Let the jar sit in the hot water until the wax has softened. Hold the jar in one hand and use a butter knife to loosen the wax. Remove the vessel from the water, pop out the wax, and then wash with soap and water.
Our easy to remove labels can be taken off easily. Simply peel the label off and remove any leftover adhesive with alcohol.