Reuse & Repurpose Your Candle
Our candles are designed to have a purposeful life after the wax inside is gone. Read on to learn how to clean out a candle vessel in your own kitchen and get ideas on how to reuse your candle container.
Cleaning your glass or ceramic candle
- When your candle is finished, you simply remove the wax and wick.
- Pre-heat your oven to the lowest setting (150F to 170F)
- Line a pie pan with tinfoil - be sure to make it "water-tight" to contain melted wax
- Place your candle upside down in the pie pan, and put it into the oven. The wax will quickly melt onto the tinfoil.
- Carefully remove from oven (use potholders or a thick kitchen towel to protect hands from heat).
- With a paper towel, wipe the vessel clean of any remaining wax, and pull out wick (may require help of a spoon to pry loose).
- Be sure to avoid wax going into any sink or drain to avoid clogging. If some wax remains, repeat process until all wax is gone.
- Wash with mild dish soap and voila! Enjoy your candle's new life.
Reusing your candle
Looking for some inspiration? Here are a few of our ideas on how to reuse your candle vessel.
- Add a tealight to let the glow live on
- Collect rings, earrings, and other precious baubles
- Display pretty guest soaps in your bathroom
- Organize makeup brushes, qtips, or other beauty supplies
- Freshen up your home office look with a stylish pencil cup
- Turn it into a mini planter (don't forget to add rocks to the bottom)
- Show off special treasures, like your collection of beach glass
- Make snacking more fun with beautiful bowls
- Treat your dog to an extra special food scooper!
We want to see how you're using your candle containers in your home! Use the hashtag #prosperityrepurposed to show us your sustainable ideas and upcycled Prosperity candles.
While the candle wax itself is not recyclable, most of Prosperity Candle’s glass or ceramic candle holders are. Perfect to reuse as a planter or decor, follow the steps above to remove the wax by putting it in the oven at 150 degrees and allowing the remaining wax to drip out.