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Repurposing Candle Jars

Well, I FINALLY repurposed my candle jar! I’ve had this candle for ages and just couldn’t bring myself to part with it. It smells A-MAZ-ING and of course they don’t make it anymore. *cries* I’m hoping to be able to get one more go with it in my scentsy. 😀

So, first I had to put the candle jar in the freezer. Now you may wonder how long? An hour should be plenty sufficient, but if you’re a procrastinator like myself then a month is good, too. LOL Once it’s plenty cold, take a butter knife and gently and on a flat surface wedge the knife in between the wax and wall of glass. Please be careful as one slip can result in glass breaking and hand cutting and stitches. Bloody mess.

Once the wax is out, try and peel the label off. Some labels come off fairly easy and others not so much. Mine was so-so. I had to soak my jar for about 10 to 15 minutes in super hot water. After that it came off pretty neatly.

Once you’ve gotten the label off, you want to wash it out with super hot water and dish soap. The hot water and dish soap will help take leftover wax off and clean any burn marks. If your burn marks are pretty tough you can use baking soda and vinegar to clean it. Mine came out crystal clean without having to use the baking soda and vinegar.

I was SO happy with the result. Makes saying goodbye to my favorite candle a little easier. I repurposed mine for the sole purpose of using it for our cotton swabs. You could even get super fancy and E6000 a little crystal knob on the top.

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