Candles and wax melts are great (of course), but it can be difficult to decide what to do with the remainder of the little bits of wax that won’t quite burn at the end of your use. After all, it would be a shame to totally have to waste a pretty, well crafted jar just because of a bit of leftover wax on the bottom. That’s why we at Krazykandle are here to introduce you to the wonderful and versatile world of used candle wax!

Whether you consider yourself crafty and are always looking for a way to start a new project, or simply want to find a way to reduce waste in your home, these tips will be sure to give you some ideas on how to prolong the lifespan of your candle. 

Make a new candle or Wax Melts. 

Yes, your melted candle wax can indeed be reused! Not only is this great for anyone looking to reduce waste in their homes, but it can open up a whole new world of creativity when it comes to mixing and matching existing scents to make your own unique medley. Blend an array of scents together or take chunks of left over wax and heat it in you wax melt warmer to continue to enjoy your favorite scents!

Make unique ornaments. 

One of the great things about candle wax is that it is particularly malleable, capable of being melted, molded, and bent into a variety of shapes and sizes. Whether you want to decorate an ornamental bowl or jar in your kitchen, create unique christmas ornaments, or craft special long lasting gifts, wax from used candles can very well open up a whole new world of crafting possibilities.

Use it as a kindling.

While this may seem like a no-brainer, wax is, in fact, flammable. Whether you’re looking for a good firestarter or a lasting way to feed an existing fire, your melted candles can become an exceptionally useful part of any survival/camping kit. 

Note: Be sure to pour your wax with some dry lint to ensure that it catches fire properly. 

Use as an easy to use lubricant.

Whether you have a squeaky drawer, door hinge or stuck wheel, a little bit of leftover wax can prove to come in handy when you need something loosened up. Being easily shaped and exceptionally portable, you can put your new handy wheel-greaser in your toolbox, or anywhere else where you may need to reach it at a moment's notice. 

Add to your potpourri.

Adding pleasant smells to your home doesn’t have to be limited to the single use of a candle. Potpourri is a great way to experience your favorite smells while searching for clothing, and can provide a nice, long lasting scent to anything in your drawers. Fortunately, while the material itself is usually made out of dried flowers and other natural sources of fragrances, you by no means have to limit it to just that. You can create your own unique potpourri medley out of used wax, or make your own little set that derives from your favorite spent candles.


To get started in the world of upcycling and reusing your candle wax, check out our selection! You can find quality, versatile, and unique handmade candles of all shapes, colors and scents at our own store! To get in touch with any inquiries you may have, feel free to send us a message on our contact page

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