3 Ways to Clean Out Your Candle Vessels

Using the Freezer

  1. 1. Put the vessel in the freezer overnight. Ensure the candle is at room temperature when you put it in the freezer to avoid the vessel from cracking.
  2. 2. Use a butter knife to cut the wax into chunks.
  3. 3. Pop the wax out of the jar.

  4. 4. Wash any remaining wax out of the jar.

  5. 5. You can save wax if you have a wax burner to reuse.

Using Boiling Water

  1. 1. Use a pan or kettle to boil water.
  2. 2. Place your vesssel on a hot pad or towel.
  3. 3. Pour the boiling water into the vessel.
  4. 4. Allow the wax to melt and rise up to the top.
  5. 5. Allow it to cool for several hours.
  6. 6. Scoop the wax out of the top.
  7. 7. Drain out the water.
  8. 8. Repeat the process if wax remains on the bottom.
  9. 9. Wash the vessel out with soap and water once all the wax is gone.

Using the Oven  

Do you need to clean out a bunch of candle jars at once? Look no further than your oven for getting that wax out.

  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 200°F.

  2. 2. Remove any labels just to be safe.

  3. 3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

  4. 4. Place the vessels on baking sheet.

  5. 5. Put the vessels in the oven for 15 minutes.

  6. 6. Carefully, remove the vessels from the oven and pour out remaining wax into trash. (vessels will be hot)

  7. 7. Allow them to cool and clean them with soap and water.