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Don't Toss It! What to Do with your Leftover Wax

Just When You Thought Your Leftover Candle Wax Was Useless...

Leftover candle waxes are still reusable and recyclable. In fact, there are so many interesting things you can create with the use of these seemingly worthless materials. All you need is a little creativity and time to start your leftover wax project. Not only can you use leftover wax for wax melts, you can discover great activities for creative and useful things.


Top Tips for Leftover Wax

Leftover candle waxes have varied uses depending on your needs and creativity.

Take a look at some of the most recommended ways on how to make use of leftover waxes and discover unique gift ideas.

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Personalized Potpourri

This is quite amenable for scented candle waxes. Make your own potpourri through using leftover waxes of scented candles. You can add other materials that you can easily find in your backyard such as spruce cones, pine cones, walnuts, acorns, dried flower petals, and the likes. You can grab these at local craft stores and use them to come up with potpourri that will look and smell great on display.

Wax Car Fresheners

Scented candles not only make your home smell good and fresh. You can also use leftover wax from scented candles as car fresheners. Put the leftover wax on a paper plate or baggie and cut into chunks. Use clean linen or unused socks as storage for the ax chunks. Tie into a knot and place it under the car seat.

Fire Starters for Campers

Fire starters have versatile uses since you can use them in your fireplace or in campfire outside your home. There are several reusable materials to use together with the leftover candle wax in order to make a fire starter. Some use egg cartons while others use empty paper towel or toilet paper tubes, stuffing them with the candle wax and waste papers. It is a much easier way to start fire and a creative alternative that youngsters can use for summer camping.


Make New Recycled Melts

Use leftover wax to create your own scents. A few drops of essential oil added to unscented wax in a wax warmer will help to keep the scent from evaporating as quickly. 


Decorative Molds and Décor Accents

Creating decorative displays, molds, and accents from candle wax is a another easy idea. Melt the wax using regular candy molds and you will instantly create colorful, unique, and even scented ornaments that can be used at home.

With crafty ways to use leftover wax, there’s no need for you to waste these materials and throw them in the garbage.

Learn fun even more fun and interesting techniques to using leftover candles for recreation below. Oh! And don't forget to pin the pic below to spread the word. :)

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I love those ideas especially the one about putting it in my drawer for my clothes that’s awesome


I REALLY REALLY like the idea of placing my leftover wax pieces in an old sock (or similar) to place under my car seat! Yankee Candles have such an amazing scent (e.g., Balsam & Cedar) that I just hate throwing out the 1" left on the bottom of their large candle holders!

Glenna Haupt

i really like these ideas and one not mentioned, i put good smelling left over candles chopped up in an old stocking for my dresser drawers.

Laura Headley

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