We all know that our mission is empowering women globally. But what about taking care of the globe itself? Turns out we’re pretty passionate about that, too. We take pride in selecting candle vessels that aren’t just good at holding wax (that one’s a given) but are also beautiful and functional long after your candle is done burning.
Many of our candles can transition nicely to drinking glasses, snack bowls, jewelry holders, potpourri containers . . . really, whatever you can think of! Our goal isn’t to make an item that’s consumed and then disposed of, but instead a treasure that becomes part of your home and your life.
On board? Fantastic. So let’s talk wax.
Once your candle has fully burned, you’ll need to remove the wax, as well as any wick remnants (such as the metal tab the wick was anchored to). There are differing schools of thought — some recommend freezing your candle, others think boiling is the best method.
Our preferred method? Bake it off!
- First, pre-heat your oven. Low heat will be sufficient.
- Line a pie pan with tinfoil.
- Place your now empty candle upside down in the pie pan, and put it into your pre-heated oven. As the candleholder heats up, the wax will melt and collect on the tinfoil.
- Remove your candleholder once the wax is melted. Of course, be sure to use pot holders to protect your hands!
- You can use a paper towel to wipe the vessel of any remaining wax; it should be liquified and come off easily. If not, simply place the candleholder on a clean piece of tinfoil and put it back in the oven to continue heating.
- Let your candleholder cool and then enjoy its new life!