What do you do when candle wax is low? The hack is beautifully simple: just fill your candles with boiling water (or heat the water once it’s in the jar) and watch as the heat melts the wax, causing it to bubble to the top. Then, once the wax has cooled back down, you can simply apply pressure and watch it pop out, for you to reuse however you please.
Can you burn a low candle? Even if a fire doesn’t ignite, the low-level of wax in the jar increases the likelihood of the flame brushing against the sides and the bottom. If the glass gets hot enough, it could shatter. In any case, if you let the wax burn lower than half an inch, you are putting your home at risk.
Why is my candle light so low? If your candle wick won’t stay lit or the flame is getting very low, it’s mostly likely because the wick is too long or needs to be trimmed clean of charred material.
How do you light a candle that won’t light? If your candle wick is too short to burn, break a Q-tip in half and stick it into the candle with the cotton side sticking up. Wait a moment for the cotton to soak up some wax and then light it on fire!