How to reuse scented candle wax? Pictured scented tealight candles coming to their end.

How to Reuse Scented Candle Wax

It’s the dilemma that every candle aficionado faces: what do you do when it seems time to say goodbye to your best scented candles? The wick is burning steadily towards its doom, but the stub still makes your home smell like heaven. There must be a way to keep using your fragrance candles, right? Actually, there are several. Today we are going to show you how to reuse scented candle wax in a range of innovative and practical ways!

4 Creative ideas on how to reuse scented candle wax

1. Pair with potpourri

One easy idea on how to reuse scented candle wax is to pair it with your potpourri. This is a great idea for scented pillar candles that have reached their end. Chop up what’s left of your fragrance candle and crush it until the wax in it crumbles. Then place it in the bottom of your potpourri pot and cover with either scented or ornamental potpourri, depending on how strong you want the aroma to be.

2. Make scent blocks for incense warmers

If you use oil burners instead of fragrance diffusers, then we have a great idea on how to reuse scented candle wax instead. Try using the leftover candle wax stubs of your scented candles instead of oil. You can melt the old scented wax in a saucepan or in the microwave, remove the wicks, and pour into an ice cube tray or egg carton. Leave for a while to let the wax harden – you can even put in the fridge to speed up the process. When it’s cooled, you’re left with beautifully smelling wax blocks perfect to melt in your oil burner.

Don’t worry about ruining the saucepan or bowl: just wipe it thoroughly with a paper towel after you’re done, before washing it. Be sure not to wash it in the sink straight away though; the wax might clog your drains.

How to reuse scented candle wax? Pictured scented pillar candles arranged with sand and pebbles for beachy effect.

3. Freshen up your car

You don’t even have to remove the wax left from the candle holder for this one. Just pop the fragrance candle in one of the cup holders between the front seats of your car. When the sun hits it, the wax will soften and release its divine scent.

4. More tips for scented candles

Don’t forget that while your scented candle still has life in it, to place it in entryways to your house and bedrooms. Even when it isn’t lit, your guests will be hit with olfactory delight as soon as they walk through the door!

If you have more ideas on how to reuse scented candle wax then feel free to leave them in the comments below!

People also asked:

Which are the best scented candles?

The best scented candles for you will be the ones that best suit your tastes or the mood of your home. Scented candles are also sometimes colour coordinated so you can choose them by what will look best in your home. Koch & Co offers plenty of popular options to choose from.

What can you do with leftover candle jars?

If you want to upcycle old candle jars, you can use them to store any DIY body scrubs you want to make. You can also let them serve as a base for creating new candles using old waxes. Store your favourite tea and coffee in them, or just drop another tea light candle in there and use the jar as a candle holder.

How to decorate old candle jars?

Decorating old candle jars is simple and can be done using just about any material you want. Choose from anything from burlap to bows to glue to papers and paints and beyond, so long as they are placed on the outside away from the flame.

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1 Response

  1. Kate

    Thanks for good ideas. For a welcoming/vintage look I display several of them in groups (make sure they are in similar colour/scent)

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