‘It’s the season for cozy nights in with a hot beverage, someone to cuddle, and all the candles 🕯☕️. There’s no question about it! .
There is, however, a question about what to do with all those empty candle jars once they’ve burnt out. 🤔 #tuesdaytip Did you know it’s actually pretty easy to clean out those glass jars so you can reuse them? There’s different techniques, but my favorite is with boiling water. ⭐️Here’s how: Pour boiling water into the jar, stopping about an inch from the top. The remaining candle wax will melt and rise to the top, then harden into a puck that’s easy to get out. If the jar narrows at the top, you’ll probably have to break the wax and remove the pieces individually. You can either toss or reuse this wax. You’ll want to let the water and wax cool completely - I like to leave them on my kitchen counter overnight. .
An added bonus to this technique is that the hot water will release the scent of the candle as it you were burning it, so your home will smell amazing!🤗 .
Once you get the wax out, soak in hot water for at least 10 minutes, then wash out any remaining soot or glue. I always run mine throughout the dishwasher just in case that helps. .
Once your jar is clean, you can use it for a multitude of storage uses. Keep tea bags, makeup, odds and ends, or bar soaps (like I have here) organized in these handy jars that you didn’t have to spend any additional money on. Now that’s sweet!😊 What would you keep in your jars? Share your ideas with me in the comments below👇🏼