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How To Get Candle Wax Off The Side Of The Jar

As we mentioned before, one of the biggest things that can hurt your beauty shelf is candle wax. If you’re ever confronted with some melted wax, there are several ways to get rid of it.

Some people suggest using rubbing alcohol as a solution but this only works if the liquid is heavier than the wax. Otherwise, it just floats around and looks pretty!

Another suggestion is to use baking soda which also does not work well unless you let it sit for a few minutes until it forms a solid foam. Both of these solutions are expensive as well!

Fortunately, there is an easy way to remove almost all types of candle wax! We will tell you what to do step by step. So stay tuned and read on for more tips!

Disclaimer: This article contains general information about makeup removal. Please make sure to research your own personal risk levels before experimenting or trying new methods.

General Tips For Makeup Removal

Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after applying any cosmetics or doing your hair. Your skin might stick slightly due to wetness from the water and the chemicals in most commercial face washes.

If possible, try to apply your favorite products at night when your body has slowed down its activity. This helps keep the surface tension lower and removes easier.

Use the blow dryer on low heat

how to get candle wax off the side of the jar

The next step in removing wax is using a hairdryer or very low temperature hot air gun to melt off the rest of the stuck-on wax. Make sure you test your hand before doing this so that you do not burn yourself!

This works better if the melted candle has fully cooled down first, and then you can easily remove it. Sometimes a few passes with the hairdryer will take care of it!

To make sure all the hard wax melts away, try pulling one nail out at a time as they usually come free more quickly. If there’s still some sticky residue, repeat the process until it disappears.

Use the hairdryer on low heat

how to get candle wax off the side of the jar

When using your hairdryer, make sure it is not hot! Using a hand held or wand style hairdryer is the best way to go as they can be placed anywhere while you dry.

To get rid of excess wax, use the lowest setting of the hairdryer. You want it to burn off the candle, not melt the container. Once it has burned all that thick wax down, turn off the hairdryer and let cool completely.

Now, carefully pull the lid away from the jar. If any melted wax remains, scrape it off with a plastic spoon or knife.

Use the candle wax remover spray

how to get candle wax off the side of the jar

One of our favorite ways to get rid of melted candle wax is by using candle wax removal sprays. There are several brands that claim to do this, but we have found one that works great!

My tip: Make sure you read the product label thoroughly before buying a bottle. Some products say they work for all types of candles, while others only work for specific styles or shapes of candle.

We have found one product that does not specify what type of candle it will work on, but it has excellent reviews.

Use the baking soda and water mixture

how to get candle wax off the side of the jar

A very common way to get candle wax off the side of your jar is using a combination of baking soda and water. Simply mix together enough baking soda and water to cover both the stick and the surface of the glass container, and then apply this solution onto the melted wax.

The trick here is to make sure that you don’t use too much liquid- more than what we mentioned before! Once it has dried, simply scrape away the leftover bits of wax with a knife or chopstick.

Use alcohol

how to get candle wax off the side of the jar

The best way to get rid of candle wax that has hardened is by using alcohol! Alcohol is a good cleaning agent and will work as long as there are no residues or contaminants in the wax.

To remove the rest of the melted wax, use a microfiber cloth or paper towel to soak up the excess liquid. Make sure to scrape all the areas carefully without rubbing too hard as you may break down the leftover bits.

Once it’s dry, roll the jar in a bowl filled with more alcohol to dissolve the remaining residue. If some chunks remain, cut them off before putting in the second step.

Let it dry naturally

how to get candle wax off the side of the jar

After you’ve cleaned your candle off, let it air dry. Do not use a hair drier or vacuum to try and remove the wax. This could spread the oil in the wax even more!

The best way to get rid of all the leftover burn-off material is by letting the jar sit and dry overnight. In fact, our favorite way to clean a dirty glass container is with a hose before putting it into the trash.

After cleaning, if possible, store the item in its original packaging until it is completely dried and there are no wet areas. That will prevent it from drying out and smelling bad.

Use a hair dryer

how to get candle wax off the side of the jar

For this trick, you will need some warm wax and a very soft hairdryer. Simply place the hairdyer in one half of the jar and turn it on!

As the heat touches the hot candle wax, it will begin to melt down. Once it has completely melted, switch off the hairdyler and apply the plastic wrap or paper towel that we mentioned earlier to get rid of the excess wax.

Once done, simply pull the plastic away and enjoy your new burn spell candle!

Using these tips, let us look at another way to use candles for magical purposes. Try out our easy spells using white magick and black magic for more powerful effects.

Use a torch

how to get candle wax off the side of the jar

If you do not have access to an oven, or if your candle has burned down and there is no longer enough wax left to re-wick it, then what you can do is use a torch!

Most people have at least one of these in their house – they are usually used for cleaning something or welding metal together. A hot flame source will melt most anything else, including melted candle wax!

To use a torch, hold the handle as close to the surface of the jar as possible and apply light pressure. Alternatively, you could put the bottle under the torch and pull up on the handle, but make sure nothing is exposed to burn.

Continue applying heat until the drops of wax disappear (or what’s left melts away)

The way this process works is that the heat breaks some of the bonds between molecules in the wax, making them separate from each other.

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