Make Homemade Wax Melts From Old Candle Wax

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Hello, everyone! I doubt I'm the only one annoyed when I burn a candle wick all the way down and am still left with some perfectly good candle wax. This post will show you how I salvaged leftover wax and turned it into pretty little wax melts for tart burners (or to store for future candle making!).

The first step is to get your wax out of whatever container it's in. Then melt it down using a double boiler. Fish out any wick remnants using a toothpick.

Pour the melted wax into little muffin wrappers little muffin wrappers and allow the wax to solidify. You can speed up the process by popping them in the fridge.

And that's it!

For more information on using the double boiler method to safely melt candle wax (especially if it has beeswax in it--beeswax is very flammable!), see the full post linked below. Happy to answer any questions!

By Brittany Goldwyn
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  • Cathy Cathy on Jun 29, 2017
    They don't have wicks?

    • Rebecca Stroup Hawkins Rebecca Stroup Hawkins on Jun 29, 2017
      That's what I kept thinking so I kept going over everything again and finally realized they're making the little scented wax pieces that are used in the top of a warmer.

  • Cathy Cathy on Jun 29, 2017
    AH!!! Gotcha. LOL... Thanks!