Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Extending the Life of Your Favorite Candles

How to make your candles last longer.

candle ideas

I love to burn candles and melts so my home smells nice and especially love the seasonal candles. Looking at  the wax at the bottom of a candle that would no longer burn gave me an idea. I thought what if I could get that out and use in my warmer thingy. So I did just that and it worked wonderfully. I just took a knife to the last bit of candle wax and broke it all up.

Then I grabbed one of my warmer melt things. What do you call these anyway? Just poured the pieces in and lit a candle underneath and wah-lah!

Worked great and is still giving me great scent when I light it two weeks later. Why had I not thought of this before? I even used some in my Scentsy warmer and that worked great as well.


  1. Great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I've done that before! It does work good.

  3. That is a great idea...I will try to remember that...I do keep my candles in the refrigerator....that seems to help them last longer also!!

  4. Yep... I do that too! Works great! :)

    Carmen and the Primcats

  5. YOU are brilliant! Just to think of all of those end of the candles I have tossed out!!!!
    EXCELLENT idea!!! Thank you!

  6. Future tip for you, pop the candle in the freezer for a few hours and it comes out of the jars beautifully!

  7. Whaaa... I thought I had 'invented' this. Cause I'm so 'frugal' LOL
    Have a happy day !

  8. I do that a lot. I am very frugal and why waste that awesome scent. You have my favorite candle pictured there. I just love Country Store!! Enjoy your wonderfully scented home ~Sara

  9. What a great idea! I will try this next time!
    Hugs, Cindy

  10. Thanks for the idea! I just bought some "pecan pie" scented candles at wallyworld yesterday, they smelled so good I wanted to eat them. LOL Also a "mulled cider" one that smelled good, too.

  11. That makes so much sense - great tip!

  12. Yep- I do that too! I always thought it was because I am cheap...maybe it's because I am smart like you! xo Diana

  13. Oh, you're clever, you are!

    NO RED?

    Imagine a world without red
    For either a robin or sled:
    How drab it would be
    No scarlet to see,
    But only grey shading instead!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red Oak Leaves

  14. oh I can smell that candle all the way over at my house :))

    Happy Redensday!

    Kay Ellen

  15. Why, they are called warmer melt thingies, of course!

    And this idea is a big old KEEPER. Thank you!