Tips for Repurposing Your Candle Jars

It’s no secret that I have an obsession with candles. I always have one burning and I’m 100 percent loyal to these brands and their respective scents: Diptyque (gardenia and baies), Nest (grapefruit), Byredo (burning rose), Trapp (bob’s flower shop and lemongrass verbena) and Soy Delicious (gardenia). During quarantine, I amassed an impressive collection of empty candle vessels with the sole purpose to become one of those DIY bloggers who repurposes their pretty jars as a Q-Tip or makeup brush holder.

When cleaning my very first candle jar earlier today, the glass was left with a waxy residue so I asked my Instagram followers on tips on how to remove said excess wax. Turns out there are a spate of ways to clean the glass so just choose ONE of the following techniques after scooping your candle and its wick with a spoon as gleaned from my kind followers:

  1. Add boiling hot water to the candle jar. The residue will melt. Pour out water and use a paper towel to clean the glass. (I went this route and it worked!)
  2. Place your candle in the freezer. After a couple of hours, the wax will peel off.
  3. Spritz residue with Goo Gone and use a little elbow grease.
  4. Microwave the glass jar and wipe down once melted. 

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