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A step-by-step guide to cleaning ceramic pots for multi-purpose use

To clean a ceramic pot that has had a candle in it, follow these steps:

Remove excess candle wax

If there is still candle wax in the pot, try to remove it gently. You can use a spoon to scrape off the wax. Be careful not to damage the pot.

Remove candle wax

If there is still candle wax in the pot, try to remove it gently. You can use a spoon to scrape off the wax. Be careful not to damage the pot.

Warm water and dish soap

Fill the pot with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap. Let the pot soak to loosen the remaining candle wax and dirt.

Scrub the inside

Use a soft sponge or brush to gently scrub the inside of the pot. Make sure to remove all remnants of candle wax and dirt. If there are stubborn stains, you can make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the stains before continuing to scrub.

Rinse thoroughly

Rinse the pot thoroughly under running water to remove all soap residue.

Allow the pot to dry

Let the pot dry completely before using it as a dish or for a plant. This prevents any moisture from remaining that could cause mold when you fill the pot with soil.

Optional: disinfect the pot

If you want extra assurance that the pot is clean, you can use a solution of water and vinegar to disinfect the pot. Let the pot soak in this solution for a few minutes and then rinse it well.

By following these steps, your ceramic pot should be clean and ready to use as a decorative bowl, a dish, or a planter!