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How To Recycle Candle Wax | Reuse Leftover Candle Wax

If you want to use aroma to create a relaxing atmosphere in your house, lighting a candle is an easy way to accomplish it until your candle is completely gone. Of course, nobody wants to throw away candles that still have some wax on them, but it's practically impossible to burn the wick if the scented wax doesn't melt evenly.

Recyle and reuse old candle wax

Is it possible to save the wax from nearly extinguished candles? The answer is yes! Any candle maker (or candle user) will eventually have a lot of candle scraps. By recycling the wax, you can save money while helping the environment.

How To Reuse Candle Wax From Leftover Wax

The level of inventiveness and variation in this DIY project is what makes it so enjoyable. You can make new blends by mixing and matching different melted candle waxes from previous candles. You may also make beautiful layers by pouring different coloured melted wax into a glass jar.

Choosing a vase for your recycled candle is akin to a work of art. Maybe you have a coconut shell or a pottery piece. Then, the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity.

Candle Making Supplies:
  • Leftover Candle Wax
  • Double Boiler
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Pre waxed Wicks
  • Wooden Candle Wick Holder
  • Kitchen Tongs
  • Oven Mit


Step 1: To help the wax melt, place leftover candles on a hot plate or in a double boiler. You can also use a butter knife to scrape away the excess wax, but the hardened wax is a pain to remove.

Step 2: While the wax melts, glue the bottom of one pre-waxed wick to the jar that will become your new candle with a hot glue gun.

Step 3: Remove the metal wick with a pair of kitchen tongs (bamboo tongs are simple to clean) or a tweezer once the wax has completely melted. Remove the metal wick if you scraped the excess wax out with a butter knife before melting the wax.

Step 4: With a fork or spoon, remove debris from the melted wax, such as singed bits and wick shards.

Step 5: Slowly pour the melted wax into the jar with an oven mitt, filling it to just below the rim.

Step 6: Use a wooden candle wick holder to hold the wick in place if it appears limp or does not stand up straight.

Step 7: Allow the wax to harden overnight.

Step 8: Cut the wick to 1/8 of an inch above the wax's surface.

Step 9: Enjoy your new candle by lighting it.


The candle can no longer burn if the wick has entirely burned out and no longer catches fire. The only thing left is candle wax on the jar's edges and bottom. Isn't it true that once a candle melts, that's it? No, not at all. When your favourite candle burns out, it's sad.

But make sure you don't throw it away. If you like to get the most out of your candles and aren't sure what to do with the wax left over after the wick has burned down, recycling your wax is the best option and works very well. Give it a try today.

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