How to Clean & Repurpose Your Vessels

Posted by Sherry Thompson on

After you have enjoyed your candle it's a good idea to clean your vessel  so you can enjoy it further. All of our vessels are designed to be reused in some creative fashion. They can become planters, trinket jars or desk accessories . It's such a rewarding feeling knowing that you have have saved  an item from a landfill. 

Freezer Method:

This is one of the easiest  to do . Place your used candle in the freezer until it is frozen. Use a knife to carve out remaining wax. Use a paper towel with warm water to wipe out any leftover wax from the inside of the jar. 

Boiling Method:

Sometimes the wax can be a little stubborn and you may have a hard time getting the wax out of your candle jar, this method will solve that problem. Boil water, carefully pour into the vessel, and gently stir the boiling water. Stir until the wax has melted from the sides of the vessel. Allow the water to cool, throw out the wax, and drain the leftover water. Finish off by washing the jar with warm water and soap, and wiping away any leftover wax.

Oven Method:

If you have a lot of  jars you would like to repurpose, then this method is fast and easy! Scrape out as much wax as you can using a knife. Heat your oven to 180 degrees and place a  layer of aluminum foil  on a baking sheet. Place the candles on the baking sheet and let them heat in the oven for 15 minutes or until the wax has melted. Carefully pour the wax into a napkin and put it into the trash. Wipe the warm vessel down with a towel and wipe away any wax residue with. Allow the vessels to cool down then clean them out with warm water and soap, wiping away any leftover wax.

Your empty vessels are ready to repurpose as a planter, pencil cup or used to house cotton balls ,trinkets other other items. 


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