How To Remove Candle Wax Stuck to Glass- A Lightbulb Moment!

I hate it when I melt candles in pretty glass containers, only to spend way too long chipping the melted wax out, and still leaving tons of wax behind, ruining the candle holder.

Candle wax GLUED to glass 🙁

I keep my candles in the freezer, someone told me they burn longer that way (not sure if it is true or not, but I do it anyway) However, I did notice my tea light candles were always loose from being in freezer and lightbulb moment- What if I place the glass with melted candle in freezer? 

So I did- and wa la- the melted candle comes right out, wax drippings and all!  It is MAGIC! Well, really it is like physics or chemistry, but my school days were a long time ago, so I prefer the term MAGIC.
Entire wax dripping comes right out!

There is not a certain amount of time I do it in, I usually stick it in the freezer, forget about it, then open freezer to get dinner out and see that I left it in there (blame Mom Brain).  If I had to guess, I would say at least an hour.

Maybe this is something everyone knew except me???  I have lived in ignorance for a LONG time!

Meanwhile my fingernails, flathead screwdrivers (sorry hubby) and butter knives will be put away and not be used to chip away wax! 

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    April 10th, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Love this – pinned it and started following you on Twitter (@thnxpinterest) – Great blog!

  2. Anonymous

    July 21st, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I love your ideas, Laurel. You are so talented.

  3. Christina @ Youthful Homemaker

    July 31st, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I had no idea you could do this! Maybe we've both been in the dark! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kim

    August 19th, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Well I'll be damned…I had no idea that would work! No more scraping the candle holder to bits trying to get the darn left over wax out. Thanks!!

  5. Anonymous

    April 10th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    ''Wa la'' ? Do you mean ''Voilà'' by any chance? 😉
    You can also try boiling the container, it will melt the wax and then you'll be able to recycle it into another candle.

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