Upcycle & Repurpose

We’ve created the ultimate guide to upcycle and repurpose your used candle vessels.

HOW TO CLEAN OUT YOUR CANDLE VESSEL:

THE FREEZER METHOD
Did you know candle wax becomes brittle when it is frozen? Personally, this is our favourite way to get those candle vessels clean! Place the used candle vessel  in your freezer for a few hours and once it has frozen, you can then pry out any remaining wax. Once you’ve done that, run some warm water over a paper towel to then wipe out any leftover debris. 

THE WASH & SCRUB METHOD
Ahh – a classic! This is a simple method that works well for most candle vessels. Remove as much of the wax as possible by prying it out. Then fill the vessel with soap and hot water from the tap, let it sit for a minute, then scrub it clean. 

Don’t forget to remove the aluminium wick holder once you’re done cleaning! Don’t ever put wax down the drain because it will solidify and clog your pipes.

Also, don’t EVER use a microwave to melt wax inside old candle jars. The wick holder inside is metal which will not only ruin your microwave but could also risk causing a fire. 

BE SAFE and if ever unsure please call or email us before trying to get too experimental.

GREAT WAYS TO REPURPOSE YOUR CANDLE VESSELS:
TIDY YOUR
VANITY AREA
Candle jars are also great storage that can help keep your vanity are tidy. Use them to store toothbrush & toothpaste, bobby pins, cotton tips and much more!
STORE YOUR
MAKEUP
Keep your makeup area clean by upcycling your favourite scented soy candle jar. Our candle jars make for a pretty and unique way to store makeup brushes, eyeliners, mascaras, lip pencils and much more. 
STORE
STATIONARY
You’re unlikely to find us at Urban Rituelle HQ without a scented soy candle lit, so it only makes sense that when we finish burning one, we repurpose and use to store our stationary on our desks. You can also get crafty and decorate the vessel to reflect your creative flair. It’s also a great project to get the kids on board with!
UPCYCLE INTO
A PLANT POT 
These jars are the perfect size to house your succulents and any new leafy addition to your home. Find out how by clicking here