02 July, 2014

How to Remove Wax from Candle Jar and Turn it into Tarts

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Your favorite candle is down to the last 1/2-inch of its life, and you know that it is time to say goodbye, even though you're not ready to!

Well, now you can make that candle last just a bit longer.

I have heard of the freezer method, but I don't use it because I don't have enough room in my freezer, and some glass jars are too thin for it.

You will need:

  • An old knife that you won't need to use for anything else.
  • Boiling water.
Step 1: Cut your candle into four sections with a knife:

Step 2: Pour in boiling water. The wax and perfume will begin to float to the top. You won't need to do anything else at this point.

Here's some side action. Whoo!

Step 3: The melted wax will begin to cool, and your room will smell very nice at this point. :-)

 Step 4: Once your wax has cooled completely, you may remove it from its container. If the wax still smells very strongly, just put it in a tart warmer and use it as a tart. If there is still any residue left in the jar, simply wipe it with a piece of paper towel; it should come right off because the container is still warm. If you have waited too long, just pour in some more boiling water, although I haven't needed to.

I decided to mix my "Seashore" scent with Yankee's "Summer Wish" tart. Hence, the splash of green wax that you see here (another reminder to be extra careful when dealing with melted wax!).

Bonus advice:

How to prevent your room from smelling smokey when you blow out your candle: Do not blow it out! While your candle is still burning, push the wick into the melted wax. The wax will then swallow the smoke, thus preventing it from wafting about in your room.

How to keep your candle smelling fresh: Always trim your wick down to about 1/3 of an inch, in order to prevent the ashes/soot from falling into the wax. Once your candle has had soot in it, it may not smell as fresh as when you first purchased it.

Come back tomorrow for beautiful ideas on how to re-use your candle jar!

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  1. This is such a great idea, i love it!

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  3. Wow I have a bunch of candles I know what to do with now.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Such a great tip!

    Sarah x

  5. great idea, why didnt i think of this!!

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  7. Ooh this is so handy! I have so many nearly finished candles xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. This is a great idea!


  9. Never knew that!
    So if you put in a wick, you can make a new candle from old ones, cool!

    love x

  10. This is amazing! I hate wasting the ends of candles - the wick always seems to run out when there's so much wax left. I'm so doing this next time!

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle - UK beauty and lifestyle blog


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