How to Get the Most Out of Your Candle


Candle season has arrived! Yay! Not only are they filling up our homes with delightful warm scents but they can be peaceful, calming, and soothing after a long day. We all know that candles can get pricey depending on the brand, design, and jar. But are you really getting the most out of your candle? 

Have you ever wondered what you can do with the last bit of candle wax sitting on the bottom of the jar?  When you can no longer light your candle, retrieve the wax at the bottom of the jar by pouring hot water into the jar. Pouring hot water in the jar will melt the wax, allowing it to collect at the top. Once it sets you can simply remove that nice layer of wax and use it in an oil burner to get the most out of your fancy candle. If you don’t have an oil burner, you can cut a hole in the wax and pop it on top of a new candle, threading the wick through.

If you have a favorite scented candle coming to an end, rather than burning the remaining wax, you can add the wax in a mini bag (keep it open) and pop it into drawers to make everything smell lovely.

If you are crafty, you can buy cheap wicks on eBay/Amazon or from your local craft store to make mini candles out of the retrieved wax. There are many DIY projects that you can find online. 

Keep in mind, once you’ve got all the wax out of your jar, you can give the jar a good scrub and reuse it too! Alternatively, you can reuse jars as storage for office supplies, craft accessories, or bath items, like cotton swabs or hair-ties. Use large glass candle jars as planters or vases for flowers.

Never throw out another used up candle again!


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