If you are a candle fan like us, you have probably already noticed that there is always some wax left at the bottom of your jars, which can no longer burn due to the wick. In this article you will learn how to clean wax out of a candle jar as well as some tips to use the entire candle without losing a single drop of wax!

The stovetop method

Put your candle jar in a saucepan and add water to half of your pot. Heat at low temperature and place your pot inside for about ten minutes. Once the wax is completely melted, remove from the stove and pour your melted wax onto a new candle. 

Little advice : If you have a diffuser at home, you could also melt your wax and then drop it into your diffuser. This way you maximize your wax and avoid waste!

The boiling water method

Here is another great way for removing wax from a candle jar. Boil some water and pour into the candle jar. Let it sit until the water turns cold. The water will melt the wax and after a few hours the wax will set at the top of the jar. Simply remove the excess wax and add it to your diffuser at home or to a new candle!

The freezer method

Place your candle jar in the freezer and wait for about ten minutes. Take the jar out of the freezer and using a spoon, simply collect the wax at the bottom of the jar. Simply add the wax to your diffuser to enjoy the delicious smell of your candle!

Be careful not to leave the jar in the freezer for several hours. The pot can’t stand the cold that long! ;)


Once your candle is finished, you can simply clean the jar with a sponge using warm water and soap. If your jar has traces of soot, don't worry, the hot water and soap will make them disappear. You are now ready to give your candle jar a second life!


As you can see, there are several methods to remove wax from candle jar, hopefully, you found the method that suits you best. Visit our online store for the complete selection of natural scented soy candles or eco-friendly reusable Café Yo Cup.

June 08, 2021 — Mimi & August

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