How should I clean my pouring pots and molds?

Well, first of all remember not to pour wax down your sink drain. Here's what we do in our Candle Science lab:

  • If you have leftover wax, pour it into a paper cup until it solidifies. Then you can peel away the paper, remelt and reuse the wax at a later time.
  • If you have wax to dispose of, pour the liquid wax into a coffee can or other container until it hardens. Then you can throw away the container and wax.
  • When we are cleaning pots and containers in the lab, we pour out the extra wax and then wipe the container with a cloth or paper towel. Do not use soap or water - alcohol works best.

 

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