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How can I recycle leftover candle bits?
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  • Caterina Caterina on Nov 03, 2015
    You can remelt them and pour them iñto a votive holder. Start by putting a wick in the bottom of the holder, you can secure this by pouring a little wax. Make sure the wick stays straight, pour the remaining wax until the holder is almost full. Let it completely harden before using. You can buy the wicks at a craft store.

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    • Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Roy on Nov 03, 2015
      @Cathi I have an old electric deep fryer that I use for melting wax. No concerns about wax melting near a flame. Another idea for the wax; if it is scented, place the container in the freezer overnight. I cut the wax into two pieces and it comes right out of the jar. I then cut up the pieces and displayed them in a pretty dish or tea cup. They scent the area and look pretty.

  • Jan Jan on Nov 03, 2015
    If they are fragrance candles, I put the glass candle holders in a warm oven.I pour the melted wax into small pliable containers like yogurt cups, leaving wicks behind. I use these chunks in a melted wax warmer.

  • Caterina Caterina on Nov 03, 2015
    I just put them in a pot on the stove over a low heat

  • Mary Swanson Mary Swanson on Nov 03, 2015
    I use the little ends to help start fires.

  • Dibola Dibola on Nov 03, 2015
    Remake new candles as mentioned, by melting the bits over low heat (if heated too hot or too fast you loose the scent)...be sure to put the weighted wick piece in after the wax has melted, wrapping excess wick around a pencil or stick to keep the wick straight, positioned atop the rim of the candle jar or container used. Let it cool until solid.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 04, 2015
    You can buy wicks. I use those round cartdboard containers booze comes in or similar, and melt the wax in an old pot. Then I tie a small bolt for weight on the wick and suspend it over the rim so the wick in in the centre of the container, pour in the wax. Then peel off the cardboard. You can get some really neat colour combos, patterns, etc.

  • GiRedgie Sison GiRedgie Sison on Nov 04, 2015
    i put all of the leftover candle wax bits from containers or from drippings into a clean empty container. then I put a wick in the middle of all the candle wax pile-up then that's it. process saves the melting process, recycles the old wax bits and empty container bottles too. burns good too.