Do you ever get them awkward candles where the wicks disappear before the candle has even half gone? Well I do all the time and it really annoys me, especially if it’s a lovely candle gone to waste. But waste no more! You can re-use the awkward candle and transform it into melts for your burner. All you need for this is :
First you need to take the candle that you don’t use anymore. In my case I had 2.
Next you need to get a knife and scrape the wax out of the holder. It’s easier if you soften the wax first, I did this by placing the candle whole inside a saucepan then placing it over another saucepan of hot water. Also called Bain-Marie. After a couple of minutes the wax will have softened and you just need to loosen each side of the candle from the glass with your knife, tip it upside down and it should fall out.
The wax then needs to go in a saucepan to melt. I tried it using the Bain-Marie but it was taking too long so I opted for just placing the saucepan directly on the hob. I have mixed my two candles together, although they are both scented I hoped that the scents would mingle well nicely together!
The wax needs to be heated until it forms a liquid consistency, this took about 10 minutes in total. I was continuously stirring this too.
The next step is to pour the melted wax into cake cases, this was very messy and when I spilt some wax it instantly dried onto the work surface! So I ended up spooning it into the cases.
When they have cooled and hardened you can take them out of the cases and they end up like this.
And lastly just pop your wax melt onto your burner, light a tea light and enjoy! No more wasted candles!
Thank you for stopping by.
If you try this please send me some pictures :).