Thursday, March 12, 2015

Removing Wax from a Candle Jar

If you know anything about me, its that I love Yankee candles.  It's a sentimental attachment I have with them, and I always make sure there is at least 1 in every room of the house.

The last few weeks I've finished up 3, I guess it's time for another trip to the Yankee Candle Outlet.

The jars are great for storage, as long as you can get the wax our.  Its pretty easy with some boiling water.

Start with scoring the wax left at the bottom of the jar with a butter knife. Most candles, especially Yankee don't burn to the end of the jar and leave about a half an inch of wax.

Start to boil some water, put the candle somewhere heat safe.  When the water is boiling fill the jar full and let the wax soften.  It will take about 10 minutes.  Do NOT pour the water down the drain, all of the wax will float to the top.  My suggestion is to pour the wax off the top into a paper towel into a plastic bag.

Depending on how much wax is left in the jar, you may have to repeat the process. 
To remove the sticker off the glass I used some of my multi purpose Norwex Cleaning Paste

Now I can finish organizing my bathroom counters!

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