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Removing Soot From Candle Jars

February 11, 2005

Rubbing alcohol on a paper towel will remove the black soot from a jar candle.

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Does anyone have any good ideas on how to remove soot from the inside of candle jars?

Sherry from Silverdale WA

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By Sara (Guest Post)
June 28, 20072 found this helpful
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I do a quick swipe with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Works great!

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By Rae (Guest Post)
June 28, 20070 found this helpful
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There is a product called Speedy White I buy at my stove and spa store. I spray it on the glass front of my fireplace and the soot comes right off, wiping it with a paper towel or rag. I have used it to get soot out of candle jars too. It works very quickly.

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By Christine (Guest Post)
June 28, 20070 found this helpful
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Just wipe with a cotton ball or paper towel wet with rubbing alcohol. Easy and effective. (Hydrogen peroxide doesn't work, I know because I've tried it!)

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By Tedebear (Guest Post)
June 28, 20070 found this helpful
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The absolute easiest way to clean the soot from a candle jar is to wipe a dry used fabric softener sheet on the glass. This tip was posted on ThriftyFun and I have had fantastic results. Now we don't toss the used fabric softener sheets!

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