Do you ever have that one, wonderfully smelling candle that is ‘finished’ far before its time is really up? Either the wick gets wax on it and won’t burn or breaks off entirely and that is pretty darn disappointing…
Today I’ll show you how to get that last bit of wax out of your candle by placing it in a new container and replacing the wick. I’ve done this with several candles in the past and its really handy when you’re budget just doesn’t allow for more smelly-good-things or you can’t stand to not use that last bit that’s left.
How To Do It:
Start by boiling water. Use a regular saucepan and be sure that the water is not filled so high that while it bubbles it lands into the candle container. An inch or two for a large mason jar works just fine.
Place your candle in the boiling water. At first you will want to monitor it and as the old wick comes loose, use tweezers, or something similar that can easily be cleaned, to remove the old wick.
Then take the smaller jar you have chosen, get the end of the new wick (the metal or plastic piece) covered in wax, and place it at the bottom of the small jar. This will help stabilize the wick as you pour in the rest of the wax.
Take the tape that you have chosen and secure the wick straight up and down.
Gently pour in the completely melted wax. Then you’re done. Let the wax cool, remove the tape, trim the wick, and enjoy that last bit of heavenly scent.