wikiHow to Reuse an Old Candle


Have you ever had a candle that just didn’t burn like it was supposed to? There is a solution to make that old candle burn like new.

Steps

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    Take out the candle you'd like to reuse.
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    Plug the candle warmer in the socket and turn it on.
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    Place the candle in a jar, if it's not already in one.
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    Put the candle on the candle warmer hot plate. Exercise caution while working with the hot plate.
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    Allow time for the old candle to completely melt.
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    Dip the new wick into the melted wax. Be careful while doing this, as you can easily burn yourself.
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    Give it a few minutes to dry. It should do this relatively quickly.
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    Dip the wick again in the melted wax.
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    Let it dry for a few minutes. Make sure the wick is well coated.
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    Place the wick into the empty jar. You should wash your hands after this, because your hands are probably covered in wax.
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    Pour the wax into the jar with the wick. Make sure the jar doesn't overflow, because this can create a big mess. The melted wax will still be hot, so don't burn yourself. It's a good idea to use oven mitts for this part.
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    Take the wick out of the jar carefully.
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    Allow to dry and harden. This could take up to a day, depending on the temperature. For immediate drying, place it in the sun outside.
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    Place it in a safe area
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    Take a lighter, light the candle, and enjoy its fragrance.

Tips

  • If the candle does not look like a sufficient amount fell free, wait until you have another candle
  • It is really cool to take two candles with two different fragrances and make one new fragrance.

Warnings

  • Burn candle within sight. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn on or near anything flammable. Keep wick trimmed to ¼” and wait to create a new one when the candle has burned down to a ½” of wax.

Things You'll Need

  • An old candle (the one you want to make like new)
  • 2 jars, if the old candle is not already in one
  • A pack of candle wicks
  • A candle warmer

Article Info

Categories: Candle Making