By Noreen Doll.
You will need a warm sunny day to use this easy way to remove candle wax from a jar.
So save up all your jars of used, melted candles to clean out on a hot summer day.
Jars of Used Candles
Old Flatware Knife Turned into Craft Knife
How to Remove Candle Wax from a Jar.
1. On a nice hot, sunny day lay out a piece of aluminum foil large enough to set all the candle jars on.
It works best if you can put the foil on a concrete or flat stone area directly in the sun during midday.
2. Leave the jars sitting in the sun for a couple of hours, giving the jars time to warm up and the wax to heat and soften.
3. Use the old tableware knife between the wax and the glass to loosen the wax and reshape it enough to remove it from the jar.
Keep this knife just for crafting – don’t use it for food again.
4. After all the wax chunks are removed, leave the jar in the sun for a little longer to keep the jar warm and remaining wax soft.
5. Using paper towels, wipe all the wax off the insides of the jar.
6. Wipe all the warm wax residue off the tableware knife.
If you have any cloudy areas, use a bit of citrus cleaner to wipe them.
You can remove the bits of wick and any charred places from your chunk of wax, and remelt the wax to make another candle(s).
If you don’t have an old tableware knife, buy one at the Dollar Store. I got 2 in a pack for $1 and they make really handy crafting tools.
If you live where it’s really hot, or it’s a really hot day, you don’t want to leave it so long that it turns to liquid. That could make it more difficult to remove.