Nearing the end of your candle? Once only about 1/4" of wax remains at the bottom of your candle, it's time to clean out the leftover wax and give your container a new purpose. The good news is you can easily do so right from your own kitchen and you'll be able to continue enjoying your decorative container for years to come.
Pre-heat your oven to the lowest setting (150F to 170F).
Line a pie pan or baking sheet with tinfoil or wax paper - be sure to make it "water-tight" to contain melted wax.
Place your candle upside down on the pan or sheet, and place it in the oven.
After about 5-10 mins, carefully remove it from oven using oven mitts (the wax will have melted out onto the sheet).
Wipe the vessel clean of any remaining wax with a towel, and remove the wick with the help of a spoon.
Once all the wax is gone, wash with mild dish soap and voila! Enjoy your candle's new life.
Our candles are designed to have a purposeful life for years to come, even after the wax inside is gone. Looking for some inspiration? Here are a few creative ideas on how you can repurpose your candle once the wax is finished.
Have you tried any creative repurposing ideas? We'd love to see how you're using your candle containers in your home. Post a photo with the hashtag #prosperityrepurpose on Instagram to show us your sustainable ideas and upcycled Prosperity Candle. We are happy to share it with our community!
Thinking of recycling your candle? While the candle wax itself is not recyclable, most of Prosperity Candle’s glass or ceramic candle holders are. Simply follow the steps above to remove the wax before recycling the container.