Candles are a beautiful thing. They can provide warmth, light and ambience when you need it the most. But sometimes they leave behind a mess…wax in your candle jar! So how do you clean and remove wax out of your candle jars? We have seven ways that will get the job done quickly and easily!
Freezing Can Get Wax Out Of A Candle Jar
The old trick of using ice cubes to get wax out of carpets is not just for getting the last bits off the shag pile. Freezing your candle and then breaking it up with a butter knife will break down any large chunks, making removal easier. Then, after removing all the pieces from the jar or container, you can clean it thoroughly with soap and water before storing again!
How To Clean Candle Jars With Boiling Water
Boiling water is what I use to clean out my candle jars. Pour some boiling water into the candle jar. The wax will float to the top and, once cooled, will become solid again so you can pull out the rest of the remaining wax. Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or sponge to clean it for any residue left behind.
How To Use The Oven To Remove Candle Wax From A Jar
You can avoid the hassle of scraping wax off multiple candles by preheating your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, lining a baking sheet with foil and placing them upside down on the aluminium. After 15 minutes in this hot environment, you’ll notice that the wax has pooled onto the strip–time for removal! Let each candle jar cool before cleaning it thoroughly using soap and warm water. The leftover wax will dry out completely after about 4 hours which should give you plenty of time to clean up any mess left behind from melted candles.
Clean Candle Jars With A Hair Dryer
Hairdryers are an excellent tool for removing candle wax from carpets. You can also use them to soften the wax in a candle jar, removing it more efficiently with a knife. Start by turning your hair dryer on warm, positioning it near the side or bottom of the candle jar. – when the wax is soft touchable, then use a knife to remove the wax.
Use A Pot and Boiling Water To Get Wax Out Of A Candle Jar
Place your candle jar in a pot, pour boiling water into the pot, about two-thirds of the way up the candle jar. Wait for the wax to loosen from the sides of the candle jar, and use a knife for popping out the wax.
As above, place the candle jar in a pot, fill the pot with boiling water and fill the candle jar with cotton wool. Once all the wax has melted, it will have absorbed into the cotton wool, and you can pull it out.