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slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

November 13, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8888679

I cannot use a candle in my house since I am on oxygen 24/7. So I have one of those candle warmers that melts the wax. I find after several weeks of daily use the candle wax loses its smell. I have tried adding fragrance oil to the wax but that doesn't seem to last more than one or two days. What do you do with old candle wax? I would like to save the glass holder so that I can put another candle in it. Do you just dump the old wax in the trash or what?
J2222
Southern California, CA

November 13, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8889046

I would dump the old hardened wax in the trash...I sometimes throw old candles away...but I do not know if this is the totally correct thing to do...you could donate the old hard wax to a thrift shop or freecycle...someone might want it for crafts...
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2011
10:21 AM

Post #8889861

if you have a wood burning fire place or know someone that does . you can take egg cartons stuff them with dryer lint pour the old melted wax over the lint when they are hard cut/break apart, they make great fire starters a free to make recycled/upcycled gift what could be better:)
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2011
1:56 AM

Post #8895184

I use what Denim described to start bonfires and camp fires. I got my first 2 cartons made that way as a gift - you could make some as gifts too, if you don't camp or use a fireplace.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 18, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8895322

you can also use pinecones . just lay them on some waxed paper and pour whe wax over them . you can add some spice if you want to make them smell good too

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 23, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8941048

Or call a Girl Scout troop, then can make little "burners for their cook stove" out of them. Take a clean empty tuna can. Roll cardboard TIGHT and insert a small candle in the middle. Pour the melted wax over the cardboard. Open canned ham metal container, leaving sides and one side. Punch holes in the side so it's not air tight on the ground and put the tuna/wax container under it. Makes a GREAT little cooking burner.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 26, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8943551

lol psychw2 I had forgotten about that one
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

December 28, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8945434

Just bought my first one . Thanks for the suggestions . I threw away my first burn after two days . Thought it was all scented out . How long does a square last ?
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 29, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8946552

don't use them .. can't tell you ...
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

December 30, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8947326

Denim , a friend had them and her house always smelled so fresh when I walked in . Had to have one .She used the citrus scented ones .
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 30, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8947408

Hubby would kill me if I kept a candle going all the time .. He cant stand the smell .. (no matter what that smell is ) Grrr

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 30, 2011
7:59 AM

Post #8947551

Ya, my EX was that way about all scents, candles, lotions, perfume. No matter that when I first met him he practically BATHED in colgne! When I got a divorce my sister took me to a nice company that sold lovely scented hand lotions and other wonders! hehehe I LOVE scented lotions, my favorite is "grape" that a friend got a winery.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

December 30, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8947597

I can't stand all that stuff either , but found a light citrus is easy to get along with . I like Old Spice Lime and the only heavy scent that I'd kill for is Bay Rum .(on a man ) .Grrrrrruuuuffff !
J2222
Southern California, CA

December 30, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8947836

digger & others; is there is brand that is better than others. I think I'd like to try these. Maybe itrus...
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

December 31, 2011
12:34 PM

Post #8949045

I don't know , J2222 , it's all new for me too .I just smelled them and picked a coupla .Don't know about brands , got what W M sells .
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 31, 2011
9:51 PM

Post #8949579

as a true Trash 2 Treasure
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/candles/melts.shtml
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

January 1, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #8949756

Sounds like a good way to save $$$$$, Denim .
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #8951964

well you know me ... its all about saving money ...lol
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

January 3, 2012
6:09 AM

Post #8952530

Don't you ever ? You make silk purses out of pig ears .
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

January 3, 2012
8:03 PM

Post #8953681

thank you ma'am!!! :)
J2222
Southern California, CA

January 6, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #8956749

Digger: I'm going to WM today, so I'll check them out, or should I say sniff them out. Thanks.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

January 6, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #8957299

Just looked at mine . Better Homes & Gardens brand .
J2222
Southern California, CA

January 10, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #8962567

Digger: OK. Couldn't get to store the other day, so didn't buy any. Will look for BH&G brand.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

January 11, 2012
3:02 AM

Post #8963036

That's what W M sells .
Peppermint is favorite so far , not sickeningly sweet .

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