We go through a lot of scented jar candles around here.  After they've burned down, it always feels like a shame to throw them out, as they make excellent candle holders.  I recently Googled 'how to get wax out of a jar candle' and discovered a super easy solution.

Step 1: Take the used jar candles and place them into the freezer for 1 hour or so.


Step 2: Remove candles from freezer. They will be frosty! Take a dull knife and poke at the wax until it loosens.


I did four candles at once, so I chipped away a nice pile of wax. It smelled great!


Step 3: Wash the empty jars in hot water to remove any remaining wax that couldn't be chipped away.


Step 4: Replace with other candles/tea lights.  One day we might try our hand at pouring hot wax and wicks back into the jar, but for now just using it as a candle holder works just fine.


Step 5: Enjoy!!!!


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