How to remove wax from crystal candle holders?
Clean any style of candle holder with hot water.
When candles melt down inside candlesticks, they leave behind wax that can harden, making it difficult to insert a new candle. Fortunately, no matter what kind of candle holders you own, you can quickly restore them to like-new condition. From antique crystal candlesticks to votive holders you picked up at the thrift store, the cleaning process is the same. However, it's important to avoid one common pitfall, so you don't end up with even bigger cleaning problems.
Chip away any large chunks of wax with the tip of a butter knife, being careful not to damage the candlestick. Only remove big pieces that pop out easily.
Bring a kettle of water to boil on the stove.
Set your candle sticks upright in an empty sink.
Pour the boiling water into the bowls of the candlesticks and let it set for 30 to 45 seconds or until all the wax is melted.
Double up two garbage bags by placing one inside the other. Allow the water to cool enough that it will not melt the bag, pour the water into the bag and throw it away.
Plug a blow dryer with a high heat setting, the kind you use for your hair, into a wall outlet.
Turn the blow dryer to the hottest setting.
Set the candlestick on top of a stack of three to five paper towels.
Turn on the blow dryer and aim it at the hardened wax until it melts, allowing the paper towels to absorb the melted wax.
Throw away the paper towels in a garbage container.