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If you accidentally break your beautiful 3-wick candle and cannot burn it because the jar is heavily damaged. then this guide is for you. This guide will help you save money from buying a new candle and protect the environment from chemical reactions that candle wax causes in the landfill.

This guide requires you to use your stove to melt the candle (from Step 3 to Step 5). Use oven mitts or potholders to handle the cooking pot after it has been heated.

  1. Cut the candle wax into small cubes and remove the wicks. The smaller the cubes are, the faster they will melt later. Be careful when cutting near the wick so you don't accidentally cut the wick.
    • Cut the candle wax into small cubes and remove the wicks.

    • The smaller the cubes are, the faster they will melt later.

    • Be careful when cutting near the wick so you don't accidentally cut the wick.

  2. Put the pieces of candle wax into a large bowl.
    • Put the pieces of candle wax into a large bowl.

    • Choose a heat resistant bowl large enough to sit on top of a cooking pot.

  3. Boil 350-400mL water in a medium pot.
    • Boil 350-400mL water in a medium pot.

    • You may start by boiling the water on high heat, but be sure to turn it down to medium once it begins to boil.

  4. Place the bowl on top of the pot.
    • Place the bowl on top of the pot.

    • If you need to handle the bowl or cooking pot, use a pair of oven mitts or pot holders.

  5. Melt the wax over medium heat and stir frequently with a wooden spoon until all the candle wax completely melts. Melt the wax over medium heat and stir frequently with a wooden spoon until all the candle wax completely melts.
    • Melt the wax over medium heat and stir frequently with a wooden spoon until all the candle wax completely melts.

  6. Place the wicks into glass jars, and secure the candle wicks by sticking the wick taps to bottom of the jars.
    • Place the wicks into glass jars, and secure the candle wicks by sticking the wick taps to bottom of the jars.

    • You should place your wicks in the middle of the glasses. An improperly centered wick will burn your candle unevenly later, and it is likely to leave soot on the side of the glass.

  7. Using a pair of oven mitts or pot holders, pour the melted wax into the glass jars.
    • Using a pair of oven mitts or pot holders, pour the melted wax into the glass jars.

    • Do not touch the bowl directly while you pour your melted candle wax into the glasses. The bowl is hot and there is a burn risk.

  8. Let the jars sit at room temperature and wait until they are completely dry.
    • Let the jars sit at room temperature and wait until they are completely dry.

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