If you're a candle junkie like me, and you buy the kind where the wax is inside a container, you'll be left with a ton of them after they've reached their "end of life."
Some people tend to throw these away but some, like me, will find a way to re-use them (or at least the containers worth keeping).
Read on to see how I clean these jars and re-use them for whatever it is you need.
Once the wax burns down to the base of the wick, place the whole container in your freezer and leave it in for about a couple hours. The cold air will cause the wax to separate itself from the edge of the container after it hardens.
Once you remove the container from the freezer, do the following steps:
Give your container a good wash and you can use your container for anything you want - we use ours for multiple things...storage for cotton pads/balls, Q-tips, hair ties, batteries, push pins, etc. Sometimes I use it to hold makeup brushes and my roller ball perfumes. I've even used them as packaging for gifts! So, there are lots of possibilities!
For this blog entry, I used my Bath & Body Works candle, but I've done the same with my Voluspa or Yankee candle jars.
My whole family utilizes these containers in ways that work for us. If you're wanting to recycle your containers and decide to give this a try, I hope that you're able to find ways for it to work for you!
~ XOXO, Mari