A Guide to Repurposing Your Candle Jar

If you've ever wondered how to properly and safely remove the leftover wax from your candle in order to reuse your vessel, look no further, I've got you.

I am letting you in on a secret for a super simple way to help you scrape the leftover wax and end up with a brand new jar to make things pretty around your space.

Let's begin:

1. Take your desired candle and scrape the wax out with a spoon. Make sure that you also remove the wooden wick in the process. The wax and wick can be safely tossed into the trash can.

2. Boil a small pot of water and pour the boiling water into the jar. I suggest placing the vessel on top of an additional surface beyond your countertop in case you spill some water.

3. Let the boiling/hot water sit inside of the vessel until the water cools down and the wax floats to the top, hardening at the surface.

4. Scoop the remaining wax that floated up towards the top with a spoon and throw it away in the trash. It is really important that you throw the leftover wax (or any wax) into a trash can and not your sink, toilet, or anything containing a drain. The wax will eventually harden, causing for your drain to be clogged, and no one wants that.

5. Wash your jar with soap and warm water, and voila! Now you can reuse your vessel around the house.

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