How to get Wax out of the Candle Jar?

Is your wax candle jar nearly empty? Do you want to reuse it? Well, you can use it for any other purpose or DIY candle making. But to use it for any of these purposes, you’ll have to clean it properly.

We understand that getting the wax out of the candle jar is not as simple as it seems. This is why we are sharing four different methods to help you with the process.

Methods to get wax out of the candle jar:

Below are the main methods to get the wax out of the candle jar:

Put it in the freezer:

Put the candle container in the freezer for a few hours. You’ll see the residual wax popped out of the container on its own. Even if it doesn’t get out very nicely, you can loosen it with the butter knife, and you’ll have a clean jar available for reuse.

Use boiling water:

Start this method for wax removal by scraping the wax with the butter knife. Remove as much wax as you can. Now fill the container with the boiling water. 

Make sure to leave a little room at the top of the jar. Within minutes, you’ll see the bits of wax floating at the top.

Let the water cool before putting your hand into the water to remove those bits. It is better to stain the water so that it won’t clog your drain.

If your candle container is filled with a soft wax like soy, you can get the same results with hot water (the water doesn’t have to be boiling).

Get benefit from the double broiler method:

Remove all the wax from the container using the butter knife. Once done, place the container in a pot. Fill the pot with boiling water and let the candle container inside this water. In about 15 minutes, you’ll find the wax melted.

You can wipe the container with a paper towel and then wash it to get the reusable glass jar.

Use your oven:

This method is well suited in situations when you have multiple jars available for removing wax. Take a pan or a baking tray. Line the parchment paper inside the tray and place your wax containers upside down on the paper.

Heat the oven to 180 degrees and put the pan or baking tray inside. After 15 minutes, you can take the pan out. Be careful as it will be hot (consider it your baking tray).

Hold the jar or container with a towel and wipe inside. You’ll have to clean the jars while they are still hot; otherwise, the wax will harden again. Once done, you can rinse the jars with water and get your containers ready.

Summing up:

All these methods for removing the wax from the candle jars are simple. You can use any of it to get a clean new-like jar at your disposal.