Some Home Remedies to Get Rid of The Wax from The Candle Jars


Most of us love to reuse items we buy as many times as possible, especially when it is something like these pricey candle jars. However, what can be done when you are left with this messy wax inside those jars. How do we get rid of them? Here we are going to give you some tips to give a new life to that container by some simple steps of removing the leftover waxes.

Candle jars come in different shapes, sizes and materials. However, every jar is unique enough to get to use again. Buying them is easy with all those online stores around. You can try our Aussie Candle Supplies, which got a variety of options for candles as well as other items like apothecary jars, soap making items, bath and body items and many more.

How to remove the remaining wax?

  1. Freeze the candle: This is a very old trick, where you need to freeze the container. This freezing will cause the wax to harden and it will pop out easily. You can also use a butter knife or a spoon to scrape the remaining wax if any. You can then wash the jar using soap and water to get it cleaned.
  2. Use boiling water: Hot water can also work for this case. Firstly, put the candle on the surface of a towel or a newspaper. You can use a spoon or butter knife to remove the wax. Then you can add the boiling water to this jar leaving the brim of the jar. The hot water will melt those waxes and will start coming up to the brim. Let the water cool down and then remove the wax out.
  3. Oven: You need to preheat the oven at 180 Degree Celsius. On a baking tray place a tinfoil or parchment paper and place all those candles upside down on this tray. The wax would start melting within 15 minutes. Remove the pan and place it on a heat resistant surface. You can now hold the container using a towel or a potholder and clean the inner surface with a paper towel. Then let the metal container cool down and wash it with soap and water.
  4. Make a Double Boiler: Firstly, remove as much wax as possible using a spoon or butter knife. You need to place the candles in a pot or a heat-safe container. Then you add some boiling water slowly, making sure that they don’t get into your candle jar. Let that jar sit there for some time till they meltdown. You can now hold the jar in one hand and remove the wax with the help of a spoon. You can then clean them with soap and water.

Some safety tips:

  • Never overheat the glass jar
  • Take care not to put the solid or liquid wax down the sink as it may clog it.
  • Be careful not to use a microwave as many wicks have a metal clip at the bottom, which might cause a fire.
  • Be careful not to break the glass.


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