Candle Care 105 - How To Get Candle Wax Out Of A Jar

So you've come to the end of life for your Selfmade Candle. Hope you enjoyed the scent experience. If you'd like to get the remaining 1/2 inch candle wax out of the jar, here are 3 ways you can do it.

This is one of the most common ways of getting soy wax out of candles. You can put whats left of your candle directly in the freezer for 2 hours. Bring it out and lightly crack the wax with a butter knife. Then you can turn your vessel upside down and tap it in order for the wax to fall out.

You can melt the remaining wax in the candle by putting it into a bain marie style pot. To do that just get a saucepan and fill it with a a small amount of hot water on. Place on a hob on the lowest heat. Put your candle into the saucepan for a few minutes whilst it melts. Once melted. You can pour you wax into another vessel if reusing it. Whatever you do, do NOT pour it down the sink. When there is no wax left in the candle jar, wipe it down with a kitchen towel. If you want to be thorough about it, you can then wash the candle glass with hot soapy water to completely get rid of any residue.

This one's simple. Boil the kettle. Pour hot water directly into the candle jar on top of your left over wax. Leave for a couple hours.What you'll notice is that the wax rises to the top of the vessel in its own layer and sits on top of the water. You can then lightly tap the wax and slide it out of the jar and pour the water out. If you want to be thorough about it, wipe the candle jar down and wash the candle glass with hot soapy water to completely get rid of any residue.

Hope these 3 ways to get candle wax out of a jar help you out! Struggling? Drop us a note on the live chat or an email at ricki@selfmadecandle.com

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