Sometimes when you're burning a candle, the wick burns down so far that all you have left is wax and no wick. Or you may have a candle but don't want to spend the money on a holder. I used to take those pieces of wax and orphan candles and use them in the fireplace when I needed help starting a fire. Last Winter, however, with me using the fireplace much less thanks to the kids' busy schedules, I had a stockpile of wax and nothing to use it for.
|Love this candle, but am NOT buying a holder for it.|
Then one day when I was in the store looking at wax melts, I had a "eureka" moment and realized that they're merely leftover pieces of candle wax like the kind I had at home. So I grabbed a few clean, label-less baby food jars (which I always stockpile because they're so handy), chopped up pieces of my old candles, and placed the now-filled jars on a candle warmer I had lying around. The wax pieces melted and my house smelled like I had a candle burning - all without spending a penny!
Alternatives to this are:
- If you don't have a baby food jar, use any kind of clean jar without labels that will fit on the warmer. When you need to label the scent, just write on the jar using a Sharpie marker; you can re-label the jar by washing the marker off with alcohol or scrubbing it clean.
- If you don't have any candle fragments lying around, grab some dryer scent boosters (see photo below) and place those in a jar.
Laundry scent booster
- So that you remember to turn off the candle warmer before you leave the house or go to bed, leave your car keys or cellphone near the warmer. Chances are, you'll reach for one of those items, realize that they're not where they should be, and turn the warmer off.
Do you have any uses for leftover candle pieces? What are they? I'd LOVE to know!
Thanks for reading!