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Wax Removal

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Whether you’re a recently obsessed refill candle fanatic, an intrigued shopper looking at our new products, or even an accidental-link-clicker , we hope this page has something for you.

Our newest line of products, the Premium Refillable Mosquito Repellent Candle,, and their respective refill inserts, were designed with sustainability in mind. Practically, this means that the stylish stoneware can be used year after year, simply by replacing the recyclable candle inserts that make the repelling magic happen!

To prep your refill candles for recyclability, we recommend following these short, quick steps:

Step 1: Burn through your first citrusy repellent candle insert until there is only about ¼ inch of wax remaining. We also recommend waiting a bit to ensure the candle cools down.

Step 2: Once you believe the candle has cooled, give it a touch through the handy opening in the bottom of the stoneware. If it has cooled, press with your finger to remove the refill from the stoneware.

Step 3: One the refill is removed from the stoneware, there are a couple of fun ways you can go about removing the wax. This part is key- and we promise it will be satisfying too! Try one or multiple of these options until the wax is removed:

  • Hot Water Method: Pour hot water from your tap into the refill tin, leaving a bit of room at the top. Our candles are made with soft soy wax, so this option should work in most conditions. The hot water should melt the wax and make it float to the top, making it easy to dispose of the wax in your garbage (not your drain!!). If there is any stubborn wax, we recommend scraping it and cleaning the tin with soap and water.
  • Frozen Candle Method: the cold causes wax to harden and shrink, thus making it easier to remove. If you keep your candle in your freezer for 2-4 hours, it should pop right out of the container (or become easily loosened with a butter knife). Finally, clean with soap & water once the wax is removed.
  • The Hair Dryer Method: If none of the other methods has worked, a hair dryer could do the trick. Place the candle on a hard, heat resistant surface, and turn on the hair dryer. If you have to hold the candle, we suggest wearing an oven mitt or something similar. Once the wax is warm, you can scrape it off and into the garbage. Lastly, clean with soap and water.
  • The Savage Method: If all else fails, or if you’re just keen on cutting up some wax, this is always an option. Using a butter knife or soft spreader, scrape the candle until all the wax is off the tin. Dispose of wax in the trash, and clean with soap and water.

 

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