In Sundays (14/4/13) ‘pound a bag’ was a lovely cinnamon glad candle. There usually cost around £6-8 in a shop. When I got home it lit but wouldn’t stay lit due to the very short wick.
I decided it smelled too nice to bin so I thought I’d make something of it!
I got a knife and a pair of scissors and scooped out all the wax, crumbled it too the top of my oil burner and lit a tea light so the wax on the top melted:
After about 20mins I blew out the tea light and left it overnight to go hard again. On the morning I re lit the tea light for about 1 min until the bottom of the wax was warm and scooped out the whole thing and repeated the process with the other left over wax.
I buy the Yankee candle tarts and this works exactly the same and I got 2 from one candle! Also – because the wax doesn’t directly get burnt it lasts much longer!
Waste not – want not!