Removing Candle Wax from Glass Jar

Removing Candle Wax from Glass Jar

Diptyque makes my absolute favorite candle, Baies. These candles are especially great because they burn evenly right down to the bottom leaving very little wax residue once finished. They are so pretty that I never want to throw the glass jar away once the candle is gone. Instead I like to clean them out and turn them into a storage jar for my makeup brushes or cotton swabs in the bathroom or for storing makeup on my nightstand.

There’s a really simple way to clean these out and make them looking like new:


Boil a small pot of water

Carefully pour the water into the jar right up to the top

Let the water sit about 5-10 minutes; depending on how much wax you have at the start. Mine was minimal so 5 minutes did the trick.

Dump the water out and with it will come the wax residue!

You can use a spoon or a butter knife to lightly scrape off any stubborn remaining wax. Any leftover wax should be really soft at this point so shouldn’t take too much effort here. But if needed, repeat with boiling water for another 5-10 minutes.

Glass cleaner and cloth to polish



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