Set Your Votives Free with Cooking Oil


Votives are simple, elegant and easy–until it’s time to clean them up the next morning. Sure, it seemed like a great idea! (And they’re so inexpensive, to boot!) Candlelight can be oh, so romantic. But the morning after, you may have some waxy, sticky regrets.Getting melted wax out of those tiny candleholders is next to impossible.

This simple hack will keep things from getting sticky: spray cooking oil into the votive holder before you place the candle in it. You’ll be able to easily remove the candle and add a new one… for your next romantic evening.