Get the Most Out of Your Candles

April 18, 2013 | By | Comments (4)

Simpatico Hobnail Candle from Anthropologie

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to attend the fall preview for Anthropologie. And as I was looking at the new products that will be in stores in a few months, I got to talking with the PR girls about all the fancy new candles. When they shared this tip with me, I had a total why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moment.

Once your candle (in a glass or ceramic container—not a taper) gets down to the end of the wick, but there’s still a bit of wax left, use up the rest of the wax by placing the candle on your stove top when the oven is on or on your radiator (if you have the freestanding steam kind) when it’s on. This will help release the scent of the wax and put that candle to full use.

What other smart tips do you have? Leave them in the comments or e-mail them to and we’ll share a few here on the blog.

[Shown: Simpatico Hobnail Candle from Anthropologie]


  1. Laura Dienzo

    Cool idea! I also save my last bit of candle wax and break it up to use in my oil warmer.

    April 18, 2013 at 10:35 pm
  2. jhonaxel

    very super

    April 20, 2013 at 4:22 am
  3. Carol

    I put mine on an electric cup warmer I have for keeping my coffee warm. When I finish the coffee just set the glass candle jar in it’s place and great scent all day.

    April 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm
  4. Virginia Warner

    I save my candles and melt them to make fire starters for the winter. They are great in the fireplace inside or outside.

    May 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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