My new luxury range which will be out soon uses antique glasses found in second hand shops . I love giving these glasses a new purpose and they add a lovely classic sophistication to your decor. I also have used doubled walled glasses in this range which can be repurposed as a modern hot or cold drinking glass. Here is the information you need to clean and repurpose your candle containers.

The repurposing possibilities are endless. You can use them as a drinking vessel, cotton pad holder, planter, makeup brush holder, tea
light holder or a wine glass . I can of course also refill your container with a beautiful new scent.

How To Clean & Repurpose Your Candle Vessel

There are a number of ways to give your candle containers a second life after they have reached the end of  their burn. I recommend to
stop burning your candle once there’s a few cm of wax left so that you avoid over heating the jar. Here are a few ways to clean out that container.

1. Boiling Water

Boil water in a kettle or pot then pour into your container until right before it overflows ( for glass containers wait until the water has cooled slightly). This allows the wax to melt and rise to the top. Let it sit for about 30 minutes or until all the wax has surfaced to the top.  Then simply remove the hardened wax with your fingers or a spoon & remove the wick . Do not put this wax down the sink as it will block your drains. Then wash the container with warm water and dish washing liquid to remove excess wax and residue. Use handy towels to wipe it clean.

2. Freeze Your Container

Simply pop your candle in your freezer for a few hours to allow the wax to shrink and separate from the edge of the container This
method works best for candles that have about 2cm of wax left in the bottom. You should be able to remove the wax with a spoon
by scrapping  out the wax and then remove the wick. If you’re unable to remove the wax, try to freeze it a bit longer and try again. Once again pop the wax in a rubbish bin not down the sink and clean out the jar with soap and dish washing liquid.

 3. Use A Heat Gun

Every candle maker has a heat gun . This helps us give a lovely finish to our candle. This  is the easiest and fastest way to clean out a candle container. Simply use the heat gun to melt the wax, but be careful not to apply heat directly in the same spot, as it may break. It should be used in a circular motion in order to slowly heat up the inside of the jar to melt the wax. At this point, you should also be able to remove the wick from the war. Use a paper towel to wipe the container and wash it with  warm water and dish washing liquid.


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