6 Clever Tricks to Remove the Leftover Wax From a Candle Jar
Candles lovers, we've all been there—you get to the bottom of your expensive candle with more wax to spare, but the life of the wick grows short and you're stuck with an unusable clump at the bottom of the jar. If you tend to speed-burn your way through your favorite scented candles, throwing away the pretty glass jars feels too wasteful, yet burning a candle past the half-inch wax point can damage the container and the surface it's sitting on.
But don't fret: It is possible to breathe new life into that awkward wax-clad container. We've compiled some effective methods in cleaning your candle jars so you can reuse the vessels as storage, decor, or even a home for new candles. The best part? You don't need any special equipment whatsoever. Any leftover candle marks can be washed off with dish soap—and once you're through, you should have a clean jar all ready for repurposing.