By dusty6788 from Silver Spring, MD
I have used this trick for years and years. Set the oven on warm and put a whole bunch of paper towels on a cookie sheet. If you have only a little bit of stubborn wax, you probably don't need a lot of towels. If you have more, be sure to fold the towels pretty thick. Turn your glass candle upside down and poof! In a few minutes the wax is out and you have a clean candle holder!
Don't throw the waxed paper towels away, they make great fire starters especially when you go camping.
I remove small amounts and clean candle all at once by using skin so soft from Avon. It works best for me and leaves your candle holder with a wonderful scent.
I have been a candle maker for many years. I have not tried many of the ideas here. I put my containers with left over wax in a 150 degree oven upside down on several folded paper towels. It all melts into the paper in 10 to 15 minutes. Be sure to use enough towels. if the melted wax gets to your oven bottom it will smoke and potentially ignite.
I just toss the candle holders/jars in the dishwasher. They come out pristine every time. :)
Thank you--I've always wondered how to clean candles out of glass. I'm assuming this would work well with metal candle holders, too.
I have a couple of fluted glass hurricane candle holders where the candle has melted to the bottom (it's larger at the bottom, smaller in the middle, and larger at the top, kind of a pear-shape). Any ideas on how to get this out?
By Sheilad from OH
If putting it in the freezer doesn't work, try sitting in in very warm water for a few minutes and then see if it will be soft enough to pry out.
When a candle has been burned and all that is left is the stubborn candle wax on the sides, just pop the jar in the freezer for about an hour and when you take it out, it will pop right out. You can now reuse the jar for a little candy jar as a gift or make another candle.
By Joy G.
What's the best way to remove a large amount of candle wax from a jar that has a much more narrow opening than the base of the candle jar?
I was thinking of letting it sit in boiling water and slowly scooping out with a spoon, but maybe someone here has an idea that will work better.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
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