How to Clean Empty Candle Jars by MIZU brand


How many candle jars have you thrown away in your lifetime? Be honest.

One of the biggest perks of using natural soy wax, is that it wipes clean, extremely easily. 

In as little as 5 minutes, you’ll have a clean vessel ready to repurpose or refill. 

Here’s How to Clean Empty Candle Vessels:

The tools you’ll need: 

  • Castile Soap
  • Sponge
  • Butter Knife


Tools for cleaning empty candle jars from wax easy


Step one

Using a butter knife, start to scrape the wax from your used candle jar. 
It’s easiest to start along the outer circumference and work your way inward. The wax will naturally crack and pull away from the glass. 
If you’re in a warmer climate; try popping your jar into the freezer for an hour or two. This will cause the wax to pull from the glass much faster. 

Cleaning wax from used candle jar easy mizu brand

Step 2:

Using the same Knife, begin to pry away the wick tab. Going gentle and slowly will help pull everything off cleanly, in one go. If it’s a little difficult, try filling your jar with warm water for a few hours.


How to clean used candle jars natural wax

Step 3: 

Wash clean. The beauty of the natural soy wax I use in my candles is that it wipes clean with extreme ease. A little soap and hot water, and your candle jar will be as clean as the day It was first filed. 


Soy wax is easy to wash clean from used candle jars

If you opt to remove the label, this may be the trickiest bit. If your glass is clear, this should come off easily with a little warm water. If you’re cleaning a frosted glass vessel, it’s best to soak your glass in warm water for a few hours and then being to gently scrub away the label. 


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How to repurpose empty candle jars: 

What to do now with your new jar?

Here are a few ideas: 

  1. Flower Vase
  2. Office Storage 
  3. Planter
  4. Tool / Nail  storage ( garage )
  5. Cosmetic Holder for brushes / applicators 
  6. Living room Catch-all 


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