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Those little votive candles...

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Greenteandchives Wed 16-Nov-16 17:58:31

There are a lot of these around. Yankee especially. I mean the little ones, about 4" tall shaped like a flower pot. Surely these need a holder, and then the holder would be no use once there is a pool of wax in the bottom once they are burnt down.
So why aren't they sold in a holder? Sorry I may be missing something here, but what is the point of them? confused

Justmuddlingalong Wed 16-Nov-16 18:00:48

You just wash them out and reuse the holders.

PipersPiping Wed 16-Nov-16 18:00:52

Well there's hardly any wax left when they burn out, once that's happened i put boiling water in the holder and after a few minutes the little bit of remaining wax comes off with the little metal wick base thingy easily.

Keepingupwiththejonesys Wed 16-Nov-16 18:03:11

I got a holder for a pound then once the candle is done with there's a tiny bit of wax and the metal bit of the wick left. I just chip it out then put a new one in

Greenteandchives Wed 16-Nov-16 18:29:13

Okay thanks. I will look for some holders to use with them. There seemed to be none in the shop I was in, just the candles.

the yankee ones leave very little wax behind and just the metal wick holder usually. i have the same votive holders my son bought me a few years ago, i just knock out the metal piece and resuse and wash them when they need it

SilverNightFairy Thu 17-Nov-16 03:58:38

You can also had a small amount of water to your candle holder. The left over wax pops right out.

flapjackfairy Thu 17-Nov-16 09:04:21

Also putting them in fridge to go cold makes wax come out in one piece most of the time

thingsthatgoflumpinthenight Thu 17-Nov-16 10:36:58

Slightly off topic but I always find the scent of a votive to be pretty weak compared with other types of candle. The votives I had left have all now been cut in half and used in an electric wax melt thing and the scent it loads stronger.

eyebrowsonfleek Thu 17-Nov-16 11:34:21

I bought official Yankee Candle Votive holders in Poundland last summer. The remaining wax comes out very easily once it's cool.

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