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Recycling candles?

Posted by dawnp (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 8, 10 at 12:27

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


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RE: Recycling candles?

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.

RE: Recycling candles?

Thank you!

RE: Recycling candles?

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.

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