How to Remove Candle Wax from Glass Jars

How to remove candle wax from glass jars so you can reuse them.

This foolproof method for how to remove candle wax from glass jars works every time with little effort.

Mrs. Meyer’s candles are my total favorite. Love, love, love them!

As I’ve mentioned before, I wait all year for the holiday scents – and in particular, the orange clove candles – to arrive.

Every season I buy at least 3 or 4 and I burn them throughout the holiday season.

Once the candles are down to the wick, with very little wax remaining, I like to remove the candle wax so I can reuse the jars.

If you’ve never purchased a Mrs. Meyer’s candle before, the jars are a pretty shape, and the lid screws on tight. They are perfect for upcycling!

Removing the wax from a glass candle jar is actually quite easy.

How to Remove Candle Wax from Glass Jars

Start by placing the jar in the freezer. Allow the candle wax to freeze for at least 30 minutes.

Next, use a sharp knife to crack the wax.

This foolproof method for how to remove candle wax from glass jars works every time with little effort.

Once you’ve cracked the wax and broken it up a bit with your knife, use a spoon or butter knife to pry the wax out.

This foolproof method for how to remove candle wax from glass jars works every time with little effort.

The wick may still be stuck to the bottom of the jar, and there will be some wax left clinging to the sides.

Make sure your jar has come to room temperature (if the jar is too cold, it will break!) and pour in boiling water.

This foolproof method for how to remove candle wax from glass jars works every time with little effort.

The boiling water should remove the wick and the remaining wax.

I like to stick my jars in the dishwasher just to get them thoroughly clean.

Voila! Your jars are now ready to use.

This foolproof method for how to remove candle wax from glass jars works every time with little effort.

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