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Removing reside wax from a votive glass

I was over at a friend's pace last night and spotted a couple of votive glasses waiting for refill candles just waiting to be cleaned out.  She described to me a tortuous process of trying to scrape out reside wax from the cold glass. Quelle horreur.



Removing residue beeswax is as simple as softening its grip on the outside of the glass.  You can do this in one of two ways:

1. either sit the glass/es in a tray of boiling water; or

2. turn the glass/es upside down under a hot running tap

When you notice the wax go white, it is warm enough for you to simply slide it out (in a circular motion) with your finger.  It is really very simple.


Note: Queen B candles are designed to consume all of their wax. HOWEVER, whether they do or not depends on how they are burned.

It all boils down to how long your final burn is.  If your final burn is longer than 2 - 3 hours (the time difference being dependent on the ambient air temperature which affects the temperature of the glass) that is long enough for the wick to melt the wax all the way to the edge of the glass meaning all the wax will be consumed.  If, however, your final burn is shorter than 2 hours or so (less than 1.5cm of wax remaining), the wick never has the chance to melt all the way to the edge of the glass which means you may have a little beeswax left around the edge.

Keep all your beeswax remnants (they are literally liquid gold) and then look for a recipe online to make your own beeswax lip balm.

Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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