Recycling old candles20:42
I was burning a big coconut candle and the wall of the candle cracked. My candle went everywhere. That is why I collected it and turned into new candles.
Things you'll need to recycle old candles:
-old candles or what's left of them
-candle wick (0,20 € per meter-I got it in a shop that sells fabrics)
-glass jars or old candle jars (you can also use food glass jars)
-a pot and a bowl for double boiling (melting the candles)
Firstly, I cleaned out what was left of candles in the glass jars. If you freeze them and then try to clean out, it will be a lot easier.
Then I prepared my candle wick, which I wrapped around a pen and put the pen horizontally on the jar. This will make the candle wick stay put, while you pour in the candle wax. You can also use a plastic jar from yogurt. Just make sure that it can hold the heat. Maybe hold it above boiling water to see if it will twist itself. I also had some coconut left and I cut it in half and used it as a candle jar.
Then I got a pot and filled it with a bit of water. On top of the pot I put a bowl in which I put old candle wax and wait for it to completely melt. If you want to add fragrance oil, like I did to one of them, I recommend adding it when you put the wax in a bowl, so it can all melt together. I also had some fragrance cubes, which melt to oil when you put them on top of the heat. I also used these in two little candle lights to add fragrance and color.
So, what is your favorite fragrance of candles? I love classic vanilla and coconut :)