7 Sustainable Ways to Upcycle Your Empty Candle Jars
Looking for sustainable and waste-free ways to repurpose your empty candle jars? With the world producing 60 tons of household waste every second, it's crucial to make small changes to reduce our environmental impact. A great way to start is by reusing empty candle jars and turning them into useful household items. We'll tell you all about our creative and eco-friendly ways to upcycle your empty candle jars, from making non-toxic candles to repurposed plant pots, and more!
Before we can completely transform your empty candle jars into useful household items, we have to get them cleaned out first!
Here are two methods that we love using:
01| The Freezer method:
Grab your empty candle and set it in the freezer for at least an hour. Then, with a spoon or butter knife, pop out the remaining wax carefully to not break the glass. Once the wax is removed, lightly tug on the wick to remove it from the jar. Finally, wash by hand and remove the labels if you wish!
02| The Boiling Water Method:
First, set your candle on a towel or newspaper and pour boiling water over the wax. Leave some room at the top and watch as the water melts your wax! Once it is fully melted, the wax will rise to the top, and after the water cools, you can remove the wax and clean the jar!Now that your jar is clean and empty, there are endless ways to upcycle it! Here are seven of our favourite ways to repurpose used candle vessels:
01| Tea and coffee holders
Ditch your coffee can and fill your empty candle jar with coffee grounds! This is a great way to keep your kitchen organized while opting for a clean and modern look. Not a coffee person? No problem - fill your empty jar with tea bags instead!
02| Pen and Pencil Holder
Grab your empty jar - it’s time to tackle your office junk drawer! Empty candle vessels are just the right size for your pens, pencils, highlighters, and sticky notes.
03| Piggy Bank
Check your couch cushions for coins, and start keeping them in your empty candle vessel! This is a great way to keep your house, car, and purse more organized while saving a little extra money.
04| Plant Pots
Are you a plant lover too? Candle jars make the perfect plant pots and propagation stations - fill with some soil and add your favourite plant!
05| Toiletry Holder
We love using empty candle jars to organize our toiletries, and honestly, there are so many different things you can add to your jars. The candle jars keep them all organized and separated from Q-tips to cotton rounds to hair ties!
06| DIY Body Scrub Containers
Whether you’re trying to eliminate waste or just an avid DIY’er, this is a great way to repurpose your old jars! Search up a DIY body scrub recipe and refill your empty vessel! Here are some of our favourite body scrubs to make at home:
07| Order a Clean Candle Refill Kit from Everly
Looking for a non-toxic and sustainable way to refill your empty candle jars? We've got you covered! With our Clean Candle Refill Kits, you can create a whole new candle made entirely of coconut and soy wax and non-toxic fragrances.
The best part? The packaging is compostable, which helps to keep our Earth clean and free of plastics!