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How To Remove Candle Wax From The Jar

How to easily remove leftover candle wax from the jar or vessel - How to remove wax melts from a tart burner.

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Method One For Removing Leftover Candle Wax From A Jar Or Tin - Boiling Water

When your candle is low, place it on a wood cutting board or a surface that can withstand heat.

Fill the candle vessel to the top with boiling water, leaving about an inch of space.

The boiling water will melt the candle wax, causing it to float to the top.

Let the wax cool completely for about 4 hours until the wax on top is hard.

When the wax is cool and hard simply push on the wax to remove it.

Method Two For Removing Leftover Candle Wax From A Vessel And Tart Burner - The Freezer

This method is perfect for tart burners and works better for small candle vessels or a candle that has burned unevenly. Simply put the tart burner or tray in the freezer for 30 - 45 minutes. When the wax is nice and frozen it will slide right out. For candles, you may have to crack the wax and work at it a little bit. I have a video below.

What to do with leftover candle wax? Use it in your tart burner, save an empty candle tin to store the wax pieces in.

I hope you find these candle hacks useful!



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