I was suppose to post up a review on Peter Thomas Roth Skinstant Mask Magic today but I wasn’t satisfied with the batch of photos taken two weeks ago so I have to push Sunday post to today instead. Oh dang. This is just one of those days 😀
Anyway, I finally clean off the candle wax from my Ikea candle jar, which I’ve been wanting to do for months. Thank goodness my Copenhagen candle hit the bottom on the same night so I can tell you how I remove the remaining candle wax. There are a few methods found online but I settle with this particular method and it works like a charm for me. This is How to Clean Candle Wax From Glass, tested and proven by yours truly 🙂
The method that I’ve tried and works well for me is the boiling water method. If you don’t read the instruction properly before doing it, you will end up with oily, waxy mess like I did before this. It’s really simple. What I like to do prior is to place a plate underneath the glass jar so that I can easily carry the jar around. Then pour in hot water, fill up to the top brim. This time I left a gap on top because I did this demo in my room and I have to walk a bit to the kitchen.
The hot water will melt the candle and then the candle will float on top. Now, the amount of melting candle wax differs accordingly to the candle type. For the Ikea candle, all the wax from the bottom melted and floated on top. For this Copenhagen candle, only the wax around the glass jar melted and float to the top. The rest remains at the bottom. Then I took a knife, poke around the candle side and the whole thing just came off 😀
You ought to think about where to pour the melted candle wax to because you can’t just pour it into the sink. Once in contact with water, the candle will harden and this will clog the drain. So give it a thought first before doing this.
Next is to clean the candle wax residue from the inner glass – by using something that I never thought off at all. Baby oil. Whoever who thought of this is genius. Luckily I have a small bottle of Johnson’s Baby Oil around!
By just using baby oil with kitchen paper towel, just wipe all over the glass to remove any wax remaining on the glass. Everything will came off without much effort. Then wash the glass with a dish washing detergent or any other detergent that you preferred as long as it can remove baby oil.
And voila! There you have it. A squeakily clean glass jar ready to be reuse for something else. I finally can depot my Copenhagen Christmas Spice Candle into this jar 😀
I’ve successfully clean off two candle glass jar in two days time. The Ikea one (right) is far more easier than Copenhagen (left).
Hope you enjoyed this simple trick especially if you’re a candle lover. Do you have a specific method in cleaning remaining candle wax from glass jar? If yes, what is the method that you’re using? 😀