The summer is finally over, it is getting colder outside and our bodies demand for more peaceful and lazy days.
Isn't it nice to sit down with a warm cup of tea and enjoy some silence and candle light?
As mentioned in our candle articlel from last year, we only use paraffin-free candles at home, either from beeswax or vegetable stearin.
Since these candles are not always quite cheap, we would like to show you how simple and super fast you can turn your old wax leftovers into new homemade candles.
Wouldn't it be too bad to simply throw the wax in the garbage?
In addition, recycling not only protects your purse, but also the environment.
So, let's go:
- old wax leftovers
- small empty glasses or an old muffin tin (for tealights) or other casting molds of your choice
- a pot or an old large glass
- sharp scissors
- adhesive tape
- braided wicks (can be bought in the craft shop)
How it works:
- Remove wick residues from old wax.
- Prepare glasses by sticking adhesive tape cross-wise over the top edge. Then use sharp scissors to make a hole in the middle and stick the wick through the hole. That makes sure the wick is fixed and doesn't slide away when you pour the wax in.
3. Put the wax in an old pot and slowly melt it at low heat. If you are afraid that you cannot use the pot afterwards, you can also put the wax in an old glass and heat the glass in a pot.
4. Gently pour the melted wax into the jars. Make sure that the wick is still at least two inches out. Let the candles cool. Now you can trim the wick.
5. Decorate your candles according to your taste.
6. And now enjoy your new candles!
Having a hard time to get old wax out of the mold?
Place the mold shortly in hot water and it will come off really easily.
Wipe with a paper towel.
We wish you lots of fun!
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