If you have ever tried to remove a metal wick from a candle jar, then you know how frustrating it can be. However, these five steps will help guide you on the best way to get that pesky metal wick out of your jar without any hassle!
Place the candle holder in a pot of boiling water for about 2 minutes. Next, put 1/3 cup of liquid into the old candle holder. Then put it into hot water in the pot and leave it there for 2 minutes. Please remove it from heat after it has simmered for about 2 hours.
Place one hand over the top of the glass container and use your other hand to grip around the sides of the jar. This will prevent it from slipping.
Use your fingers to spread apart the wax surrounding where the metal wick is stuck inside. This should make it easier for us to grab hold of it.
Use a pair of pliers to tighten around the metal wick. Make sure you turn your hand clockwise, as it will make it easier for us to pull up on the metal wick.
Why is there metal in my candle wick?
The metal core is used to make candles stay straight. It is also used to support the wick while it is burning.
What do you do with candles without a wick?
If you have a candle that is not lit, put some hot water on the wax at the bottom of the jar. The heat will melt it and collect at the top.
Are lead wicks legal?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has now banned the use of lead in candle wicks. This happened after 30 years, during which the candle industry was supposed to police itself. But now, the CPSC has put an end to it.
Useful Video: Removing a Metal Wick From a Candle
There are many ways to remove a metal wick from your candle jar. The best thing you can do is try them all out until you find the one that works for you!