HOW TO CLEAN USED CANDLE JARS

Okay, okay. You've burned through your beloved Evil Queen candle. After you've cried some tears (and ordered a new one) it's time to clean out your jar. Yay, recycling! But... where do you start? There's plenty of different methods: oven, freezer, etc. but I've found the easiest way to clean out candle jars is using my special "oven method". (JK, it's not really special, I just like to pretend it is okay.) Alright, let's get started.

 
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So, your candle right now looks something like this. Maybe it's even burned down a little lower. Sweet! Follow along with these simple steps and in just a few minutes you'll have a clean glass jar. Lets goooooo.

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The first thing you're going to want to do is turn on your oven. Set it to the lowest temperature it goes (mine gets down to 170). Go ahead and place the candle in the oven while it's pre-heating. You don't want to shock your candle with too much heat at once.

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Leave your candle in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the wax is a liquid (as shown here). Be careful taking it out of the oven, it'll be pretty warm! Pour the liquid wax into the TRASH. Please don't pour it down your drain. You'll clog the pipes and then everyone will be mad at you. Seriously. Not worth it.

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Once you've poured out the wax, you'll have a pretty clean jar. Now it's bath time. Wash your candle jar out with warm soapy water. Don't use cold water, otherwise you'll still have some wax remaining and the temperature shock could cause your jar to crack. Use your hands or a sponge to clean it until it looks as good as new.

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Evil Queen candle labels are water resistant. Even if you get it wet, it'll still look okay if you want to keep the label on. I choose to take it off while I'm washing it (it comes off super easily at this point.) And there you have it! A clean, glass jar that can be reused for just about anything. Show me how you reuse your jars on Instagram @shopevilqueen

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