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What to do with old wax melts

What to do with old wax melts

Have you ever thought about what you can do with your old wax melts, this article will help you choose what you can do with wax melt waste. Once your wax melts have run out of its aroma most people will throw out their old wax and replace it with a new one. If you heat up the old wax melts with a wax burner, until it melted into a liquid form you can add essential oils to bring back the fragrance. Be sure to add around a 6% ratio of essential oils to have good strong fragrant aromas. 

Use old wax melts to make candles

You can use the old wax melts to make candles, however, you will need a wick and some old jars. Simply heat the old wax melts until liquid, you can use a wax burner to melt the wax. Place your melted wax into a jar and place your wick at the center of the jar and make sure it reaches all the way to the bottom. Let the wax cool for 24 hours. If you want a scented candle simply add essential oils when you melt the wax.

Using old wax is a great way of fixing furniture

If you have a broken drawer in your home and is stiff and won't open properly. If you use the old wax melts alongside the edges of the cupboard. The wax will act as a lubricant making it smother allowing the drawer to open properly. You can also use the wax on your surfaces to give it a nice shine.

If you have an old door that is squeaking and stiff to close, you can use the old wax melts on the door hinges to make it open and close much smoother.

Using old wax melts for snowboarding and skateboarding

If you are into snowboarding or skateboarding you can use your old wax melts to smoothen the bottom of your boards. This makes your snowboard run faster and smoother on snow. 

Using old wax melts to seal an envelope

You can use the old wax melt to seal an envelope as they did in the old days. You simply need an old button attacked to a pencil, heat the wax with your wax burner. Dip the button that attached to the pencil in the melted wax and use it to seal the envelope. 

Making fire starters

You can use your old wax melts to make a firestarter. These are very simple to do and a great way of using your old wax melts. You simply get a muffin baking tray you place small pieces of shredded paper and pour the wax melts over the little pieces of paper. Let the wax cool for 24 hours.