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Cleaning Candles

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If your candles have sat around for a while without use, they can get dusty. This is a guide about cleaning candles.


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December 4, 2009

What can I use to clean dusty candles? They are very dull looking. Thanks.

By Sheila from Annapolis, Nova Scotia


December 4, 20090 found this helpful
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I clean candles in a container of water with a little dish soap and this helps to remove any film and all dust.

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December 6, 20090 found this helpful
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You can also try rubbing them with panty hose. That is how we polish homemade candles.

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December 4, 20090 found this helpful

I rarely light candles just use them as decorations. But I'd throw away many because they got to dusty. A salesperson at a home decor store gave me this tip: use an old nylon stocking and rub on the candle. It removes dust like magic. Also works on dusty blinds.

By Tamasa


Cleaning Candles

Rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth also works well to clean dust and dirt on candles.

Tori (02/07/2005)


By truerblue

Cleaning Candles

Do "not" use alcohol to clean the candle if you ever plan to light the wick. Alcohol is an accelerant. Although it will evaporate on the surface, it may soak into the wick. Plain water will rinse the dust off and keep scent (if any) in tact. If the candle has designs, use a soft toothbrush or cotton swab soaked in water to clean dust from the grooves.

Good luck. (02/17/2005)

By QuietLady

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