Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wax Off

Freeze your old candle jars. Or pour boiling water into them. Both methods rid you of the leftover candle wax that is otherwise impossible to scrape away. Freezing them allows the wax to harden and makes it easy to pop out with a butter knife.

Pouring boiling water melts and releases the wax to float to the top. When the water cools off, move the jar (with liquid) to the freezer. This speeds up the solidification process. Remove the hardened wax.

If there is minimal wax, go with the boiling technique. Pour the liquid into another jar (not down the drain,) and wipe away the wax residue. Either route, use caution.

So many pretty candle jars wasted. Some of them with pretty tops to boot.

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