Wednesday, January 29, 2014

DIY: Remove Wax From Candle Jar

Truth be told, I buy candles more often for the cute packaging than for the actual scent. Of course, I just happen to love the scents too, but still. When I saw this candle at Bath & Body works, I was like, "MINE!" It was in a mason jar, so clearly it was going in my basket.

Then came along this pin from Pinterest which ended up rocking my world. The pin explained step-by-step how to remove old wax from a candle jar in order to rescue the jar itself! Pleased as punch.

It's actually super easy and doesn't take much time at all. If you want to learn how to salvage your old glass candle jars, then just keep on reading!

Step 1:
Select your candle jar of choice. Remove all labels.

Step 2:
Pour boiling water into the jar. Be sure to have something underneath the jar. I used a pan. This catches the excess water and any candle wax.

Step 3:
Pour the water out and wipe the excess speckles with a towel.

Step 4:
Say "ta da" and show someone your hard work.
Husband thinks we have too many mason jars but I beg to differ. Is there even such a thing? As Alan Jackson once said, "too much of a good thing... is a good thing."


  1. I have always seen the "how to" on Pinterest for this but never took the time to look at it but this is SO easy!! I got a BUNCH of candles for Christmas so I am going to have to do this when they are gone!!

  2. I've done this a few times, but I always have a problem with the candles that have the wick base glued in there! Any tips for getting that out!?

  3. That's it?! I've always wondering how to get candle wax out of a jar! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is AWESOME!!!!!!! I'm totally doing this to a few burned out candles!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. That seems way too easy! I'm going to have to try it.

  6. I did this too and I was so shocked how easy it was, but saved some really cute jars too.

  7. Dang! So easy! Who knew?! Beats the whole "sticking it in the freezer and then forgetting about it for months" routine haha

  8. Nice! I have this one pinned and glad to hear it was simple and actually worked.

  9. Oh, oh, I have a few that needs some attention this weekend! And it's so simple, thanks!