5 Ways to Reuse Your Candle Jar

by Danielle De Guzman April 09, 2019

5 ways to reuse your candle jar

The Edens Garden Essential Oil Candles were designed with three things in mind: aromatic quality, purity and pleasing aesthetics. With an impressive aroma throw, our 100% pure essential oils and paraffin-free coconut wax make for a safer alternative to conventional candles. Couple that with a beautifully simple and chic frosted glass votive and we think we’ve got all the right boxes checked.

You already know how to optimize the life of your candle, but what can you do once the wax has all but burned away? Your recyclable Edens Garden candle vessel doesn’t need to take up residence in the trash bin. Repurpose it instead! Below are some tips to turn your candle jar into a piece of decor or a pretty, practical addition to your home.

  1. Pot for Plants

The EG candle jar is the perfect size for a small succulent, cactus or potted herb. Simply layer the bottom of the jar with small rocks or pebbles for drainage, add soil and insert the plant. Whatever you choose to cultivate, it will look absolutely adorable in its new home.

  1. Himalayan Salt Diffuser

The constituents in salt enhance the aroma of essential oils, making for easy, natural diffusion. Add the pink salt crystals to your empty candle jar with a few drops of your favorite single oil or synergy blend, and place in your bathroom or entryway. We loved this with our Vanilla Ylang Ylang synergy blend!

  1. Container For Odds & Ends

This 7 oz jar is the perfect size for items on your bedside or in your bathroom. Make this classy vessel a home for anything ranging from matches to cotton swabs to makeup brushes and lipsticks. One suggestion we loved was to make your candle jar a holder for the oft-elusive Apple or Fire Stick remote.

  1. Flower Vase

We love the idea of putting short-stem garden flowers or wildflowers in our candle jars! Make a statement in your home by using the candle jars to add a small pop of color to bookshelves and coffee tables. The more the merrier!

  1. Candleholder

We know what you’re thinking. The candle jar already held candles. Well, what better use for it than to make it a candle holder once more! By adding a tea light candle or votive to your frosted glass jar, you can continue to bask in the soft glow of candlelight that it was made for.

Tips on Removing the Leftover Wax

Before upcycling your candle jar, you’ll need to remove any unused wax. Luckily, this is a straightforward process. Simply place your candle jars in the freezer for a few hours, loosen the wax with a butter knife and dump out the wax. Afterward, scrape off any residue and clean the container with soapy water.

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