WANT TO CLEAN OUT THE WAX FROM YOUR CANDLE JARS?
Want to be able to repurpose your candle jars but need to get the remaining wax out? To do this, you can use one of three methods: freezing, washing, or boiling.
Place your candle jars in the freezer for a few hours. This allows the wax to harden and should make it easier to use a spoon or butter knife to pick out the contents. You can clean any remaining wax or residue with a warm, wet paper towel. Although this is probably the simplest method, it works better for harder waxes like paraffin or beeswax.
First, clean as much of the wax out of the jar as you can with a spoon or butter knife. Next, you should use hot water and soap to clean the residue. This works best for softer and more natural waxes like ours with soy. We recommend using paper towels for easy cleanup. This method probably takes the most time, and you want to be careful not to get too much of the wax down your pipes.
DOUBLE BROILER METHOD
The double boiler method works well for hard waxes that are stuck on your candle jar. You will simply place your candle jar in a pot of boiling water to soften the wax from all sides. Once the wax has softened, carefully take the jar out and pour out the remaining liquid wax.
- Don't overheat the glass
- Do not put any solid or liquid wax down the sink as this will clog your drains
- Do not use a microwave as many wicks are set with a metal clip at the bottom and can cause a fire
- Careful not to break the glass