Had enough of throwing away your left over wax at the bottom of your candle knowing that you could easily get a little bit more burning time out of it? Well you can! You’ve got two options when trying to save your candles wax and i can tell you how.
I did a post like this on one of my old blogging sites long forgotten and thought I’d do another one today as spent my day doing. Basically Elijah had knocked something a few months ago that made my cabinet wobble and my burnt once Yankee candle hit onto another causing a hairline crack. When candles are heated they basically explode if the slightest crack or smash has happened. Basically a big danger. Not ready to let go I kept it to side till I had a jar large enough for it. So now I have enough candles that are finished its the time to do it!
First method to make a wax melt.This step cannot be done to broken jars so here goes. This is how I make wax melts so I can keep the party going for much longer.
Step one: Boil the kettles and pour it over the candle to near the top.
Step two: Walk away and leave it too cool till wax has hardened, you will need about a hour or so.
Step three: Simply push your hand down on the wax at top to break it apart and pull or bend and snap the wax to get out.
Step four: Pour water down sink and with a blunt knife scoop anything left at bottom into a bag or container except the metal bit and wick that goes in the bin. You may need to break it up.
Step five: Clean the jar with toothbrush and water if you want to use it again and remove stickers from outside. You can use it for another candle or storage such as keeping sweets/ snacks/ toiletries in. If you don’t want to keep it you can now recycle the glass at a bottle bank. Fun fact you can’t acturally recycle candles that have wax attached to them still some places won’t accept them.
Step 6: When you are ready break a little off and put in your wax melter and relive your beloved candles smell.
Second method now. Saving a broken candle. First you need to be careful and not cut yourself. If the candle is smashed bad this is not possible but if little smash or crack like mine which got worse as I tried to get wax out first than it is possible!
Step one: Put kettle on and boil water. Place candle in saucepan on a hob.
Step two: Pour the boiling water around candle. Turning on the hob to heat it up. It should melt like this.
Step three: Now till wax has melted near to top with about a cm left where you can still see middle isn’t melted all the way through and still hard.Turn heat off.
Step four: Get a pair of tongs or pliers and lift the wick gently and slowly it should all come together with the bit of metal, slowly transfer into your new jar in the middle with metal down in the middle.
Step five: With oven gloves, carefully Pour the wax from the candle into a glass jug then pour carefully around the candle not touching wick.
Step six: Leave it to harden then like magic you have a new candle!
A proven money saver and environmentally friendly way to enjoy your candles that little bit more. The candle will tidy itself up as it burns!