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Removing Soot From Candle Jars

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A lit jar candle.
Sometimes candles can burn quite sooty. The black soot sticks to the inside of the candle jar, looking unattractive. This guide contains ideas for removing soot from candle jars.


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February 11, 20052 found this helpful

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

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June 26, 2007

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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June 28, 20071 found this helpful
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I do a quick swipe with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Works great!

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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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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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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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