- Old Candles (keep colors and scents similar)
- Pouring Pot
- Deep Pot (to place pouring pot or jar candle into)
- Stirring Utensil
- Mold Release
- Wick Pins
- Gather the supplies above.
- If you’re melting a jar candle to reuse then insert the jar directly into the pot filled with water. Otherwise, insert the candles you’re melting down into the pouring pot and place the pouring pot into the pot filled with water. I am using a jar candle that no longer lights because the wick got buried. If you can, remove the wicks that are in the candle(s) already. If not, you’ll be able to fetch it out later. I’ll be making votives out of it (the molds aren’t pictured though).
- Melt wax down completely, stirring as necessary.
- After the wax is completely melted, pour it into the pouring pot (to make pouring into the molds easier).
- Prepare your molds – place wick pins and spray with mold release (I use cooking spray for my mold release).
- Pour the first pour and set the remaining wax aside for now.
- When the candles are mostly dry, but not completely then melt the remaining wax in the same way you did the first time.
- Pour the second pour to fix the little bowl that’s made the first pour.
- I ended up having enough wax for two more votives, so I poured those also.
- I then poured the second pour for the last two and topped off the others also.
- Remove from molds and place wicks.
- Enjoy your recycled candles!
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