Removing Wax from Glass Candle Jars

I love days at home when I’m cleaning and burning an amazing smelling candle at the same time. I’m always sad when one of my candles comes to an end. But then I remember that I can clean out the wax and use the jar for something else!

I was perplexed for many years on how to get the wax out of the jar. I tried the freezing method, I tried scraping it out. Neither worked. So, like I always do when I’m in a pinch, I turned to Pinterest. I found an article that said that adding boiling water to your candle holder will melt the wax and make it easily removable. Guess what – it worked!

Removing Wax from Glass Candle Holders

Removing Candle Wax

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Make sure that your glass is room temperature.

2. Bring about 1 cup of water to a boil, more if you have a really large candle or multiple candles.

3. When your water is bubbling, carefully fill your jars to the top with the hot water.

4. You will see the wax start to bubble up to the top of your jars. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be tempted to start picking it out. Resist the temptation! Let the whole thing cool down for about 20 minutes.

5. Once the water is cool enough to touch and the wax has hardened go ahead and remove it any way you please. Then just wash your jar with soap and water and you’re good to go!

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