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. :-)
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!).
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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