Candle Wax

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Candle Wax?

We have saved candle wax shavings from old candles, that we have trimmed down. Does anyone have ideas ,as to use this wax to make new candles from this??

Use an old saucepan you can dedicate to the purpose, and melt them over very low heat. Sit the pan in a larger pan filled with water, like a double boiler. Then you will need wicks and either molds or something like glasses. If you put them in glass, you will need those little metal clips that hold the wick in the bottom. And the wick needs to be centered and held in place until the candle cools. If you have nothing else, wrap the wick around a pencil and balance that on the top. (This is easy with metal-core wick.) Then you have a “well” where the wax contracted while it cooled, so pour a little more wax in there and let it cool again.

If you don’t have molds, and don’t want to put them in glass, you can use wax paper cups, if they are still being made. Most “paper cups” theses days are really plastic. But if you can find waxed paper ones, you can fill them, and then peel the paper away after the candle has cooled. In that case, you put the wick through the bottom, cover it with a bit of clay or something else that sticks (a wad of chewing gum?), and the bottom of the cup becomes the top of the candle. You still want to fill the well that was created when the wax cooled, so the candle will stand up properly when it is removed and inverted.

Candle Wax
Candle Wax

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