Here at our house, we love all things vanilla, and that goes for anything from cake to candles. Currently, the Vanille Diptyque candle is my absolute favorite. All of the home scents by Diptyque are so good and not at all overwhelming or sickly sweet (winning).
Likewise, the candle jars they come in are simple and elegant. This is what makes these jars the perfect glass containers for storing almost anything – including cotton swabs, makeup brushes, even paperclips and/or pens.
So, when they’re done burning, how do we clean them? Searching online will yield a number of different options, however not all of those work for the diptyque candles -specifically due to the nature of the glass.
Here’s how to clean them quickly and easily, without harming the glass or the sticker in 3 simple steps:
Step 1: First, take a spoon and dip it into the candle between the wax and the side of the glass. Gently press and pull pieces of the wax out. Continue until you have removed the majority of the wax. (Note: Do not do this immediately after burning the candle as the glass will be hot and not safe to touch)
Step 2: Now that the majority of the wax has been removed, there may still be smaller pieces left stuck to the glass. Using hot water taken from the sink, fill the jar. Let it soak the glass for a couple minutes. (Note: DO NOT use boiling water. While this may work for other candles, it is too hot for the type of glass used for Diptyque candles and can result in the glass cracking.)
Step 3: Dump out the water and using a clean paper towel, wipe out the remaining softened wax.
Bonus: Decide what you will put in your freshly cleaned Diptyque jar!
At first, I thought I would use this one for paper clips. Then after playing around with it, I decided to use it in our master bath for a much prettier way to store our cotton swabs.
That’s it! See? So easy and so fast. Are diptyque candles your favorite, too? Let me know what scent I should get next in the comments below & don’t forget to Pin/Share this post if you liked it!