Recycling Old Candles

Hi there – long time no see!

I’ve been having a bit of a social media break, and really enjoying reading for pleasure, crafts and a bit of a re-organisation of my house.

One of the things I realised when decluttering, was that I had so many part used candles. They’d got to the point where the wick couldn’t be lit but there was still a ridiculous amount of wax left.

Normally I would throw old candles away, but I’ve become obsessed with Pinterest and came across a way to recycle candles as wax melts.

To do this you place the candle (in a holder or mug) in a pot of water on a medium heat until the water is boiling and the wax starts to melt. Depending on the size of the candle this could take a while.

When the wax has all melted use a fork to remove what’s left of the wick then carefully pour the liquid wax – Carefully!- into a mould or ice cube tray if you don’t have any fancy moulds.

Leave the wax to set and cool – I left some overnight and some set in about an hour.

When they had cooled I popped them out and put them in a pretty bowl, next to my wax burner.

There is something so lovely about burning candles, especially scented candles. The melts look so pretty in a bowl on my dining table.

Let me know if you’ve tried this in the comments.


Stephani Xx

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