Life Hacks: Removing Leftover Candle Wax

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Don’t you just hate when you’ve been burning a fantastic new candle, but then it gets to the very end and the flames just peter out with a quarter inch of that fantastic smelling candle wax left? It always bugs me when that happens. Ages ago I ran across this way to get that last bit of candle wax out so you can use it for other things.

The wax leftover from this is great to use in a wax burner after you get it out. Then you can use the glass holder for other things around the house. Currently I use old glass holders in the bathroom to hold things like q-tips or bobby pins. Alex has a couple in his work space that he uses to hold screws and washers/nuts.

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Take your candle and set it on a heat proof surface.

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Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. When the water is boiling pour it into the candle.

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Let the candle sit until all the wax has lifted to the top.

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Once the wax has cooled to the touch remove the disk from the candle holder.

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You can remove the last bits of wax from the glass holder with soap and warm water. Use the wax in a wax burner.

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