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UPCYCLE YOUR CANDLE JAR
We’re on a mission to tackle throwaway culture, and our first step is doing candles right— it must be good for the planet, good for your home, good for your health. Living more sustainably matters, and every candle— with its compostable, plant-based natural soy wax— makes a difference. If you wish to upcycle your jar, please only use the jar as a container and never a drinking vessel, as the jar is painted white in the interior.
READY FOR A NEW LIFE
You’ll know when your candle is ready to be upcycled when there is no more length to the cotton wick and the wick can no longer be lit. It is normal to find excess wax remaining in the jar. But FIRST, put the jar in your refrigerator for a few hours, or overnight. We want the wax to be nice and hard so that it pops out easily.
FIND AN OLD SPOON OR KNIFE
With an old spoon or knife, pry or dig out the excess wax from the bottom and side walls of the jar by breaking the wax into small pieces. You may get lucky and have the remaining wax easily pop out in two or three large pieces.
SCOOP IT ALL OUT
You’ll want to scoop out all the wax onto a paper towel. Make sure to remove the metal wick base and place that on the side. The metal wick base is not compostable, so throw the metal base in your metal recycle bin.
Unlike paraffin, soy is biodegradable and non-toxic so it can go in the compost bin when you’re done.
WIPE IT OUT
With a few wipes of a paper towel, the remaining bits of wax should all be gone. OPTIONAL: If there are some hard to remove bits, place the jar in the microwave for about twenty seconds to melt any remaining wax and wipe again with a paper towel.CAUTION: Our label is made with a thin layer of metal to achieve the gold frame. If you microwave your jar, be sure to remove the label first!
Now you’re ready to use your upcycled jar as a bud vase, or pencil caddy, or catch-all, or anything else you can imagine!