Recycle Candle Wax
Recycling your candles is a great way to save money and enjoy your favorite scents for as long as possible. Not only will recycling your broken or half-empty candle jars save you money, but it will also allow you to personalize them. This can be done by choosing holders that match the décor of your home or that feature shapes and designs that you enjoy. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned candle maker, these tips will help you make your candle-making activities at home stress-free and enjoyable. Even kids can take part in those DIY candle-making projects.
Nearly every home has a bunch of unutilized manufactured candles; there’s no reason to throw them away anymore if you know how to reuse them. Recycled wax can produce wonderful candles with fascinating designs.
Well, if you are interested in the whole eco-friendly movement and going green, the answer is simple; reduce, reuse, and recycle those old candles. So, to help you get started with the recycling process, I have listed a step-by-step guide to getting you on your way.
Recycling candle wax Instructions
Here is a step-by-step guide to recycling candle wax. Have fun!
1. Arrange candles according to their colors and scents. Do not mix wax with unique attributes. Put all the non-colored wax in one pile. Colored wax (magenta wax, ruby red wax, and so on) should be kept in another pile. The same applies to scented or perfumed wax and non-perfumed wax.
2. After separating the wax into piles, start removing the unutilized wicks from the non-scented pile first. To remove the wicks, use tweezers or an old butter knife. If you find any metal tabs (these tabs secure the wicks to the bottom of the wax creation), remove them.
3. Then it’s time to clean the wax: using the dull edge of a butter knife, scrape away the superficial impurities of the wax.
4. Place the cleaned candle wax in a boiler or melting pot.
5. Turn the heat up and melt the wax.
6. After melting the wax, use a pair of chopsticks (or anything that would perform a similar function) to remove all the remaining metal tabs and wicks. You would want the recycled wax to be as pure as possible.
7. If the wax is full of smaller debris that is difficult to remove by hand, use a fine strainer to remove it.
8. Repeat steps 1–7 for the scented candle wax pile.
Congratulations! you have now recycled the wax all on your own!
There are mainly two options at this point. You can pour the recycled wax into a clean container for later use, or you can add some color to the wax so you can start making brand new candles.
A note on odd mixes of colored, perfumed candles: if you mix the wax, you will most likely come up with a brownish-colored wax. Making your candles is an excellent way to reduce, reuse, and recycle while being completely creative while doing it.
From total recycling and remelting to creating a chunk candle that preserves its original form while giving it new life within a new candle, leftover wax can have a variety of exciting uses.