During the fall and winter months in my house you can find at least one candle burning.
Yet while I am typing this I do not have any candles burning. Oh well.
Well I went into my candle closet I may or may not have a candle closet and found a bunch of not useable candles. I hate to through the glass containers away so when the candle no longer burns I set them aside until I need the container for something.
I noticed that many of my nonburnable candles have a similar or complementary scent so I decided to make a layer candle. This would allow me to continue to use those scents.
The three candles I used to layer were all from Bath and Body Works in the scent
Fresh Lemonade, Passion Fruit & Guava, and Mango & Spearmint.
I added a candle wick to an empty glass candle container.
Then I started to melt down the wax in a pot of low boiling water.
It took about 7 minutes per candle.
Once the wax melted, I poured them into the empty container layer by layer.
Now I have a lovely candle that I can burn. The scents really complement each other.
Here is what you need:
- Candle wax (in any combination of scents and as many different scents)
- Candle wick (at least height of glass container)
- Saucepan taller than the height of wax you need to melt.
- Add enough water to the saucepan to come to the height of the candle wax you need to melt.
- Heat water to a light boil.
- Place a candle wick in an empty glass container.
- Once water is to a light boil, place one of the candles in the water to melt the wax.
- When wax is melted, pour into glass container with wick in the center.
- Place that container in the freezer to harden up the wax while putting the next candle in the pot of water to melt.
- Continue this process until you have melted all the candle wax for your new candle.
What do you do with your burned out candles?