Feb 10, 2023 • Annie Cao
There’s something about the soft glow combined with a heavenly scent in the air that makes candles so irresistible. But what happens when you get to the bottom of your expensive candle (that was totally worth the price tag because self-care)? It’d be wasteful to throw out a perfectly good jar, but you don’t know how to take the wax out so it gets shoved into the back of a cabinet or shelf to deal with later.
But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are 4 ways to remove candle wax and several upcycling ideas to repurpose your candle jars.
If you’re looking for a lava lamp moment, try out this wax removal method.
This method is good if you need to do several candles at the same time.
Cold temperatures causes wax to harden and shrink, so this is probably the simplest way to get the wax out of your favorite candle jars.
If you’ve got a hair dryer on hand, you can try out this method.
After your candle jars have cooled down, it’s time to clean them. All you need is dish soap, warm water, and a sponge to give them a good scrub. Now your jars are clean and ready for repurposing!
There’s almost an endless amount of ways to upcycle your candle jars. You can use them as storage for just about anything, from pens to beauty products. If you choose to reuse them for holding snacks or drinks, make sure the jars are food-safe!
With all that in mind, it's time to grab all those nearly-empty candle jars that have been collecting dust and start reusing them! It's also a great time to purchase our sustainable candles for yourself or a loved one — they're nontoxic and hand-poured. Plus, you'll be supporting a small BIPOC, women-founded business that's working to reduce the environmental impact of fast furniture!
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