Cleaning your candle jars/tins

So there are a few ways you can get the wax out of the jars. But before we get into the options SAFETY FIRST!

I would advise you to use proper heat resistant gloves with all these options to prevent any burns on your hands.

  1. Use a dinner knife and scrape out the remaining wax.
  2. Pour boiling water inside the jar and let it sit overnight. The next day you take out this cool looking CD wax. I love this option because later I would use this wax CD in my wax warmer and continue enjoying the scent. I would suggest having the jar in another bowl or pot in the event this fails and the jar breaks.
  3. Place the jar inside a pot and pour boiling water around it and let the wax melt. You can pour the wax in a silicone mold and re-use it in a wax warmer or wait until is is hardening again and scrape it out with a dinner knife.
  4. Then there is always the oven option. Preheat the oven to about 150 degrees Fahrenheit and place the jar upside down on top of a aluminum make bowl to collect the wax. Once the wax has hardened you can reuse it in your wax warmer. I would also recommend using a cookie metal sheet to place the aluminum foil and jar on for easy removal from the hot oven.

Once all the wax is out you can wash the jar with mild dish soap and warm water. I do not recommend using the dishwasher.

If you are not sure if you can do this please email us at thegivingwick@gmail.com and we are happy to guide you through the process