How To Clean Used Candle Containers - Removing Wax From Containers

Candles are amazing. They fill a room with warmth and beautiful aromas, calming your mind and creating a peaceful environment. The problem is unless you’re using tealights, candles have a finite burn time. Once your candle is burned through, you’re left with a container filled with residue. What are your options? Throw it out? Wrong! You can repurpose all ours and other containers and use them for whatever your heart desires.


Steps For Removing Wax


  • Enjoy your beautifully scented concrete candle!


  • Candles should not be used any further when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This prevents heat damage to the container and/or to the countertops.

  • Scrape out as much wax as possible with a butter knife or spoon. Make sure to remove the wick tab from the bottom.

  • Heat your oven to 180 degrees.

  • Place your candle upside down on a baking sheet lined with tin foil.

  • After 15 minutes, grab the candle with a potholder and clean out the remains with a paper towel.

  • For a deeper clean, clean out the container with a sponge and dishwasher soap.

  • Use the container as a pencil holder,

  • planter, jewelry holder, key holder, or whatever else you can think of!


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