How to Clean Wax From Candle Jars

30 Minutes
Easy

Here's an easy way to recycle old waxy candle jars. They can then be used for storage and organization around your home. They look so pretty displayed on a shelf, and are perfect to hold your random art supplies.
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I used to throw my old jar candles away until I realized you can recycle and reuse them. There is a method of removing the wax from these old jars by putting them in the freezer for a while, freezing the wax, and it will break apart and come out of the jar. This method is a bit quicker and will make your house smell wonderful!
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Begin by melting the wax in a saucepan of boiling water. I suggest setting the jar in the water before it's boiling, and allow the wax to warm while the water is warming. In fact, you may not even need to heat it to boiling before the wax begins to melt. Just watch your particular candle and see when it's ready.
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Next, pour out the remaining wax into an aluminum foil bowl to discard it.
how to clean wax from candle jars, organizing, repurposing upcycling
Then, run the jar under warm (not hot) water to loosen any remaining wax, then buff with a cloth to remove the remainder of the wax. Repeat this process if necessary. Be sure not to let the wax go down your sink.
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Voila! Perfectly clear glass jars for your home organizing needs. *Not Food Safe*
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  • Nancy
    on Mar 25, 2018

    I have saved a few of my candle jars kept thinking there is something i can do with these so now with great advise i can now do something great with them yay!!!! Ty for sharing this blog

  • Nancy Towne
    on Oct 19, 2018

    I JUST tossed out that exact candle. Wonder if I want to dig through trash to find it? Hmmmm. Lol

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