Monday, March 9, 2009

"Going Green" . . . Cleaning out used Candle Jars to be re-used

Re-using your candle jars around the house is a great way to recycle the jars as well as to really get your money's worth out of your candle purchase since it will save you the expense of purchasing a different containers. Do them one at a time or save up a few and do them all at once. Just don't throw away those candle jars anymore! You'll see an article in a few days with a bunch of ideas for re-using your candle jars, but first, here's the details on how to get the residual wax cleaned out:

(instructions taken from the 2009 Inspired Spring Gold Canyon catalog)

Cleaning Candle Jars:

1. Only use this method of cleaning when 1/2” or less of wax remains in a jar. Turn oven to

200 degrees, place candle jar on a baking sheet and warm in the oven for 30 minutes or

just until wax is liquefied. CAUTION: Jars will be hot to the touch.

2. Pour wax into a disposable heat safe container. Use a disposable towel to wipe out any remaining wax.

3. Squeeze Wax Remover into jar; wipe clean.

4. Spray jar with HomeologyTM All Purpose, rinse in hot water and dry.

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