How to remove candle wax completely from the Yankee Candle type bottle

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When the last bit of wick and candle comes to its end life, I want to reuse the Yankee Candle type container for something different, other than a candle. How do I remove the remaining wax at the bottom, without damaging it.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 17, 2017
    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/clean/house/how-to-clean-wax-from-candle-jars-3496662

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 17, 2017
    I've used hot or boiling water with dish soap to clean out mine. Just don't dump the water into the sink. If you let it cool the wax should have floated to the top. Or take it outside and dump it on dirt. (Use hot mitts to handle it) Don't dump it on grass or plants because the hot water might kill them. Wishing you the best. Happy Holidays!

    • Dozerman1 Dozerman1 on Dec 17, 2017
      Thank you for your response. That looks like that will do the trick.

  • Dav30793591 Dav30793591 on Dec 17, 2017
    put candle holder open-end up in a pan of water and carefully warm below boiling until candle wax melts enough to pour out. This only works with shatter-proof and unleaded materials

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Dec 17, 2017
    Place the container upside down on a couple of canning rings or old jar lids on a foil-lined cookie sheet; bake at 150F until all the wax has melted out of the bottle.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 17, 2017
    I always use how water to loosen the wax from the jars, pop it out and scrub the jars.

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Dec 17, 2017
    I learned to put jar of wax in freezer for 30 minutes. Butter knife to chip hard wax. As it will be hard. Then put in warm dishwater.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 17, 2017
    You're welcome. If you do a project with them please take pictures and post them so we can enjoy them too. You can post it at the top right where it says "post project". It's easy, the system walks you through it.

  • Teresa Teresa on Dec 17, 2017
    Acetone (nail polish remover) will remove any left-over wax residue after using the "freezer" technique.

  • Cathy Sarvis-O'Donnell Cathy Sarvis-O'Donnell on Dec 17, 2017
    You can put it in the freezer for a couple of hours, and it should be easy to remove
    You can also microwave,and pour it out. It will take a couple of times to get it all out.