How to Remove Residual Candle Wax From Candle Jars

If you like to recycle and reuse stuff, here's one more tip for you--reuse old candle jars!

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Once you're done with the candle jar, it'll have a little bit of candle left. Put the jar inside your freezer. Let it sit for at least an hour. I had forgotten about mine and left it in for days!

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The cold temperature will cause the wax to shrink and loosen from the sides of the jar. Get a dull knife and carefully stab the wax to break it apart.

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They come off easily! Trash or save the bits and pieces of candle wax for later use in a candle burner if you like.

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Peel off the label. If there is label on the bottom of jar, peel off that, too.

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Clean the remaining wax, glue, and soot.

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Use a kitchen paper towel so you don't have to worry about leaving sticky stuff on your dish sponge.

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Wax can be easily removed with vinegar, baby oil, olive oil, or orange solvent. I find that baby oil works great. It's also cheap.

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Rinse out with soapy water and dry with paper towel.

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Now you have a jar to reuse and put in anything your heart desires. :-))

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