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Posts Tagged ‘great smelling candles’

Keep That Smell Coming

Posted by terrepruitt on December 23, 2019

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Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCD, Yin YogaWith some candles I put a tealight with a metal cup in the remaining wax. When the tealight burns the metal heats up a bit and melts the remaining wax causing is to release its fragrance. Recently one of the candles I have been enjoying this season stopped burning. The wicks are gone, there is no hope, but there is a huge chunk of wax still left in the tin. And I found some of these HUGE tealights – I am not even sure they are called tealights when they are this size – in my closet that I had purchased and had forgotten about. They are perfect for this tin of wax. It is allowing me to enjoy the fragrance from the candle even though it will not burn any more. This is the number one way I eek out scents.

The other day I was burning a three wick candle that we had inherited from a friend. It doesn’t have a scent. My current favorite candle stopped burning, but it still had a small layer of wax at the bottom of the jar and it still smelled GREAT. Well, I decided to shave the wax into the three wick. Ahhhhh, YES! Success! I was able to smell the scent by having it melt in the three wick candle. YAY! Now I can eek out some more of this lovely winter aroma until I can get to the store to get more.

Not only do I like to continue smelling the fragrance I have enjoyed from candles that stop burning, I feel like I am not wasting so much when I use these methods to get more out of the candle. With the shaving method I will be able to use all the wax, but with the other method I am not sure it will melt away.

If you are really crafty I am sure you can melt the wax from your favorite candles and give them new wicks. I haven’t gotten that determined yet.

So . . . am I the only one that wants to use up the last of that wax and keep smelling the candle scent or do you want to, too?

Remember to follow all instructions on candles and use common sense and be safe when burning candles!

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