2 easy ways to remove left over wax from glass jar - Lux & Nox

2 easy ways to remove left over wax from glass jar

In the U.S., over 1.4 billion dollars worth of container candles are sold annually, but only 8% of the containers are recycled, leading to millions of containers ending up in landfills.

Did you know? It takes about 4000 years to breakdown glassware. So that basically means forever.

One of the reason why recycle rate of candle vessel being low is attributed to dirty glass vessel. This might sound like a hassel to clean out the wax or simply don't know where to start... Here are 3 easy way to get your glass jars ready to be recycle and keep glassware from landfill.

Method 1: Freezing Method

  1. Place the glass container in the freezer and let it sit for a few hours, allowing the wax to harden.
  2. Once the wax is completely frozen, use a butter knife or a similar blunt object to gently chip away at the wax. Be careful not to scratch the glass.
  3. Discard the larger wax pieces, then use a paper towel or cloth to wipe away any remaining residue.
  4. You may need to repeat this process if there is still wax remaining.


Method 2: Hot Water Bath

  1. Boil some water and carefully pour it into the glass container, making sure not to overfill it.
  2. Let the hot water sit in the container for a few minutes. The heat will melt the wax.
  3. Use a utensil like a wooden skewer or a disposable chopstick to gently loosen the wax from the sides of the container.
  4. Pour out the water and wipe the container with a paper towel or cloth to remove any remaining wax residue.


By following these two simple methods, you can easily remove leftover wax from glass candle jars without any hassle. Say goodbye to stubborn wax residue and ready to recycle glass vessel.

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