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How To Clean a Diptyque Candle

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Want to know how all those cool girls go from Diptyque candle to cute glass makeup brush container? All it takes is hot water and a smidge of elbow grease (really!).

I love upcycling my old Diptyque candles, turning them into chic storage containers. The little candles (like this Mimosa one) are perfect for holding q-tips or cotton pads, while the classic large candles (like these - Baies and Freesia) are ideal for lip colors or makeup brushes.

How to clean the wax out of a Diptyque candle - a makeup storage DIY | Sundays and Somedays

So, how do you clean out those candles? To get rid of the soot and remaining wax, pour hot tap water (not boiling, just hot) into the empty candle, making sure to avoid getting any on the outer label.

How to clean the wax out of a Diptyque candle - a makeup storage DIY | Sundays and Somedays

Fill it just to the brim, then let it set for 2-3 minutes (depending on how much TLC your glass needs). Now pour out the water, again, making sure to avoid getting any on the label. 

Using a paper towel (or two...or three), wipe the inside of the glass, making sure to get all the wax and soot - it might get on your hands, but it'll come off with some soap and water.

How to clean the wax out of a Diptyque candle - a makeup storage DIY | Sundays and Somedays
How to clean the wax out of a Diptyque candle - a makeup storage DIY | Sundays and Somedays
How to clean the wax out of a Diptyque candle - a makeup storage DIY | Sundays and Somedays
How to clean the wax out of a Diptyque candle - a makeup storage DIY | Sundays and Somedays

Repeat again if your glass needs it (my Baies candle was quite the mess and did). Dry with another paper towel, fill with your favorite products (I've chosen a bareMinerals brush, NARS concealer and eyeshadow stick, Bobbi Brown ink eyeliner, and Philosophy retinol cream - I swear by this stuff!).

How to clean the wax out of a Diptyque candle - a makeup storage DIY | Sundays and Somedays

Is it bad that I might just enjoy the empty glass vessels more than the candles themselves?

Until next time,

- B