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Camille Styles

The Ultimate Life Hack for Removing Candle Wax

March 1st, 2018

I’ve spent an inordinate amount of my life cleaning up candle wax. I’m not a glutton for punishment, it’s just that I can’t stand the thought of entertaining without candlelight. (If you saw this week’s house party story, you already know I have a thing for candles.) My home decor style has been lightly referred to as “seance-like.” All that said, I’ve learned some cool tricks over the years for cleaning up wax and trust me when I say that this one is a game-changer for brass and pewter candlesticks. Read on to discover my tips for making cleaning up your candlesticks a total breeze:

featured photo by alice mahran for the lane

story photographed by jennifer rose smith

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  1. R Mimi Iijima says:

    I put candle holders in the freezer. Once frozen, the wax lifts off more easily and cleanly with less residue.

  2. Ciara says:

    What if they are wooden candlesticks?

  3. CJD.Sign says:

    I wish I had your whole post last month when I spilled my “way over filled” wax pot and was trying to pour off the wax in the sink. I had a paper towel, but boy did I make a mess!! I’m linking this to my post of what not to do and yours of what to do. I thank you for this post!! Hugs, CJD.Sign

  4. […] I’ve spent an inordinate amount of my life cleaning up candle wax. I’m not a glutton for punishment, it’s just that I can’t stand the thought of entertaining without candlelight. (If you saw this week’s house party story, you already know I have a thing for candles.) My home decor style has been lightly referred to as “seance-like.” All that said, I’ve learned some cool tricks over the years for cleaning up wax and trust me when I say that this one is a game-changer for brass and pewter candlesticks. Read on to discover my tips for making cleaning up your candlesticks a total breeze: featured photo by alice mahran for the lane story photographed by jennifer rose smith …see the slideshow here […]

  5. Sanneke says:

    I put mine a few minutes in the oven. You can remove all the wax easily (but it took me years to discover this solution. Many thanks to the tips I found on the internet 🙂

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