Recycling candles?

dawnpFebruary 8, 2010

I have two large attractive candles that I no longer can use. The tops "caved in" after burning for many hours. I just hate to throw them in the garbage. It's a lot of nice wax. Do candle makers (home crafters) reuse candles or should I just toss them? They are a goldish amber color - with darker shades mixed in - very current. I would really like to give them to someone to use. Thanks

Dawn

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sara-s

Sure you can. The easiest thing to do is make them into container candles, because you don't need a mold. Make sure you buy wicks that are the right thickness for your containers. If the wax is not scented, you can add a fragrance when you remelt the wax. Melt the wax in a double-boiler, not directly on the stove.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2010 at 2:12PM
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dawnp

Thank you!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2010 at 5:06PM
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sara-s

I don't know if you've ever made container candles before. Just in case you haven't, you need to glue the wick into the container. Hot glue works well for this.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2010 at 8:29PM
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