Carolina Dean shares a simple trick to help remove labels from novena candles when the candle is the right color but you don't want to burn it for the saint. This trick can be used to remove the labels off of anything that will be used in Hoodoo or magic, such as jars, bottles, and containers.
I've done this for years and would add that it's probably best to use a bucket or to fill the sink with water and let them sit in it over night. I would also add to use hot water and use a tiny bit of soap as well. Let them sit over night and the the net day remove the labels. Set the items to dry thoroughly. If there is any remaining label or sticky glue that won't come off then you can use a product called Goo Gone stain/label remover to quickly remove it. Just keep in mind that the items need to be dry when using it. If using Goo Gone be sure to wash the items afterward.
By following this advice you can quickly and easily accumulate all types of jars, bottles, and containers you can use to hold your herbs, powders, incense, and oils you make or use in your magical work. And as in the video above, you can easily convert a novena candle into a plain color 7 day candle for use in your spells.