April 19, 2021

How To Remove Wax from Candle Jars

How To Remove Wax from Candle Jars - The Candleberry® Candle Company

I love reusing candle jars for organization, cute decor, plants and storage, especially in my kids craft room. They are perfect for holding everything from popsicle sticks to glitter. But how do you remove wax from your old candle jars so you can reuse them? I have a super easy way to get your used candle jars squeaky clean! It’s really easier and faster than you think! Check it out!



In a pot or small saucepan, bring about two cups of water to a boil (depending on the size of your jar.) Once your water starts to boil, CAREFULLY pour the water into the jar (make sure to leave some space up top) and allow it to sit. The process is super cool to watch, it’s like a lava lamp. The water will melt the wax and the wax will slowly start to float to the top of the water surface.


Once the wax has floated to the top, allow the water and wax to cool completely. You will end up with a wax disc at the top of the water line. Pour out the water-if your jar is not tapered at the top the wax will come out easily, if your jar is tapered you’ll need to break the wax disc to remove it, you can do this with a butter knife. You can use your leftover wax in a warmer and now you can upcycle your jar :)


Make sure to wash and rinse your jar and you’re all done! Was it easier than you thought? What's your favorite way to re-use your jars? We'd love to see your ideas on Facebook and Instagram! Use hashtag #UpcycleCandleberry

I hope you enjoyed this tip and will be able to use and share this super easy tip!