Have you ever had a candle that just didn’t burn like it was supposed to? There is a solution to make that old candle burn like new.
- Take out the candle you'd like to reuse.
- Plug the candle warmer in the socket and turn it on.
- Place the candle in a jar, if it's not already in one.
- Put the candle on the candle warmer hot plate. Exercise caution while working with the hot plate. If you are under thirteen, ask an adult to help you.
- Allow time for the old candle to completely melt.
- Dip the new wick into the melted wax. Be careful while doing this, as you can easily burn yourself.
- Give it a few minutes to dry. It should do this relatively quickly.
- Dip the wick again in the melted wax.
- Let it dry for a few minutes. Make sure the wick is well coated.
- Place the wick into the empty jar. You should wash your hands after this, because your hands are probably covered in wax.
- Pour the wax into the jar with the wick. Make sure the jar doesn't overflow, because this can create a big mess. The melted wax will still be hot, so don't burn yourself. It's a good idea to use oven mits for this part.
- Take the wick out of the jar carefully.
- Allow to dry and harden. This could take up to a day, depending on the temperature. For immediate drying, place it in the sun outside.
- Place it in a safe area
- Take a lighter, light the candle, and enjoy its fragrance.
- It is really cool to take two candles with two different fragrances and make one new fragrance.
- If the candle does not look like a sufficient amount fell free, wait until you have another candle
- Burn candle within sight. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn on or near anything flammable. Keep wick trimmed to ¼” and wait to create a new one when the candle has burned down to a ½” of wax.
Things You'll Need Edit
- An old candle (the one you want to make like new)
- 2 jars, if the old candle is not already in one
- A pack of candle wicks
- A candle warmer