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How to clean old candle jars: an ingenious method

Anna OnishchenkoLife
How to clean old candle jars

Scented candles are a great way to add coziness and a pleasant scent to your home. However, after the candle burns out, there is a jar left behind, which is usually just thrown away because people don't know how to clean it from the wax.

At first, cleaning glasses from candle residue may seem like a daunting task. However, there is one life hack that will surprise you with its simplicity. A cleaning expert showed how it works in her TikTok.

Usually, candles are sold in very cute little jars that you want to reuse for storing little things. Still, you wonder how to clean it properly.

They say that everything ingenious is simple, and it's true because all you need to clean a candle jar is hot water.

How it works

All you need to do is pour boiling water into the jar so that it covers all the wax residue. Due to the high temperature, it will gradually begin to melt and float to the surface of the liquid.

Once the water has cooled and the wax that has risen hardens, it can be easily removed. However, sometimes, depending on the type of wax, you will need to do this procedure 2-3 times to completely melt the entire candle.

How to clean old candle jars: an ingenious method

After that, all you have to do is rinse the jar with warm water and detergent and it's ready to use again.

This method is most effective for jars made of glass or other heat-resistant materials. Thus, you need to be careful if your candle was in a plaster planter or other delicate materials as they can crack from a sudden change in temperature.

In addition, never flush wax down the drain if you don't want to pay for plumbing services. It's better to either throw the leftover wax in the trash or collect it to melt it into a new candle.

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