How Do You Remove Candle Wax From Crystal?

To remove candle wax from crystal, gently scrape away the excess wax, immerse in hot water to soften the stuck-on wax, use a delicate sponge to wipe wax from any crevasses on the crystal, and wash in warm, sudsy water. Avoid pouring melted wax down the drain to prevent clogs.

  1. Scrape away excess wax

    Remove the candle from the holder, and allow the wax to cool so it hardens. Use a plastic butter knife or other soft blunt object to lift the excess wax, and peel it gently from the crystal. Avoid scratching the crystal.

  2. Immerse in hot water

    Place the crystal in a container of hot water to soften any wax.

  3. Scrub the crevasses

    Use a delicate sponge or brush to reach into any crevasses on the crystal, and remove any remaining wax.

  4. Wash in soapy water

    Move the crystal to a tub of warm soapy water. Wash and rinse the crystal. Dry the crystal with a soft towel to prevent water spots.

  5. Prevent a larger problem

    Do not pour the water containing melted wax down the drain. The wax hardens and forms a plug that is difficult to remove. Allow the water to cool, and remove the hardened wax that floats to the top before discarding the water.