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Re-Making Old Candles

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:01 am
by HappyDaze
Hi Friends,

This is a question, not a how-to. Wondering if anyone has ever used the leftover wax from old candles to make new ones? I light a candle nearly every day and I've been saving the leftover wax in a coffee can in my freezer, as well as cleaning and saving the glass containers.

I looked on Amazon and they sell candle wicks - does anyone know if Dollar Tree or another store has them?

Has anybody here ever done this? Do you have any tips on re-making candles from leftover wax? Any SAFETY tips for melting the wax SAFELY - I'm worried about that!!

Thank you!!

Re: Re-Making Old Candles

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:46 am
by Jackielou
Melt your wax in an old can in hot water. It takes a bit longer but is the safest way to go.

I am not sure if Dollar Tree has the wicks and metal clips I do know that when I made these years ago I got mine at Michael's and I believe Walmart used to carry some supplies (not too sure about Walmart now).

I now just grate any old wax to use in my wax melters.

Re: Re-Making Old Candles

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:53 pm
by HappyDaze
Thanks Jackie. I wondered because I feel like the wicks they sell on amazon are expensive. Even though I pay for my amazon orders with my mturk surveys, I still don't want to get ripped off and I try to get good deals.

Thanks for the tip about the can - I have a couple nice metal coffee cans.