The Easiest, Laziest Way to Clean the Wax from Your Candle Jars

5 Minutes
Easy

A little tip that's made my life a bit easier. My secret for cleaning the wax out of any shape or size of candle jar or votive with no effort at all!
You can use this tip on any candle jar that you'd like to reuse, but that still has some pesky wax left in the bottom.
You can use this tip on any candle jar that you'd like to reuse, but that still has some pesky wax left in the bottom.
Within 5 minutes, you'll have that wax out of there and you won't have to deal with the frustration of trying to chip away at hard wax.
Within 5 minutes, you'll have that wax out of there and you won't have to deal with the frustration of trying to chip away at hard wax.
The end result: A candle jar ready to use to store whatever you like!
The end result: A candle jar ready to use to store whatever you like!
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  • Mary Kay Somerville
    on May 14, 2015

    I clean all my candle jars and it takes about 5 minutes a jar. I run hot water in it and wipe out most of the wax with a paper towel. Then I squirt Goo Gone in the jar, and wipe it more with a paper towel. The Goo Gone dissolves wax. Then wash with soap and water. Works great.

  • Tammy Olmstead
    on Oct 30, 2015

    Used dryer sheets are the easiest way for me to remove remaining wax residue. I freeze the candle jars first to remove the bulk of the wax and then just wipe out the jars with a sheet or two to get what's left. The sheets also remove the soot that builds up on the glass in between burns. Just make sure jar is cooled before attempting to wipe out!

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