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. 

Repurpose Reuse Handmade Fair Trade Soy Blend Candle by Prosperity Candle

    Cleaning your glass or ceramic candle

    1. When your candle is finished, you simply remove the wax and wick.
    2. Pre-heat your oven to the lowest setting (150F to 170F)
    3. Line a pie pan with tinfoil - be sure to make it "water-tight" to contain melted wax
    4. Place your candle upside down in the pie pan, and put it into the oven. The wax will quickly melt onto the tinfoil.
    5. Carefully remove from oven (use potholders or a thick kitchen towel to protect hands from heat).
    6. 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).
    7. 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.
    8. Wash with mild dish soap and voila!  Enjoy your candle's new life.

    Reusing your candle

    Repurpose Reuse Handmade Soy Blend Artisan Candle by Fair Trade Prosperity 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.

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    Fragrance Guide

    Unique soy blend fair trade candles handcrafted by women artisans candles at Prosperity Candle

    Amber & Bergamot

    Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.

    Clementine & Lavender

    A bright, fresh citrus scent of clementine, tangerine, bergamot and lemon… nicely balanced with French lavender. If you love citrus with a subtle twist, this is for you.

    Desert Cactus & Rose

    Deep and earthy, warm oakmoss is infused with light rose petals, water lilies and geranium, with a touch of musk and clove bud to inspire thoughtfulness and rest. 

    Fig & Citrus

    Clean and slightly sweet, fresh figs infused with grapefruit, a hint of orange, and lemon zest atop an earthy base of cedar and oakmoss. Wonderfully nuanced, it’s our favorite fig scent.

    French Vanilla & Oak

    Sweet, familiar and deeply comforting, French vanilla combined with oak, sandalwood, grapefruit and sea salt with a hint of clove. A unique take on a classic.

    Ginger & Verbena

    Fresh ginger mingles with grapefruit and lemon for a bright and refreshing citrus that energizes in a surprisingly soothing way. A wonderfully balanced fragrance that evokes peaceful spring mornings.

    Jasmine & Peony Suede 

    Delightfully sweet with a floral twist, blossoming peonies mix with jasmine, red apple, rose and gentle suede giving rise to a joyous scent for any occasion.

    Orange Blossom & Waterlily

    Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily, iris and clementine leaves above a base note of vetiver. This is a delightfully elegant, soft floral.

    Sea Salt & Lotus 

    There is nothing like a fresh ocean breeze... clean and buoyant ocean air with a joyful blend of freesia, water lilies, lotus and tuberose offers a truly uplifting ambiance.


    Completely fragrance-free.
    Perfect for centerpieces, dinner candles and those who prefer no scent.

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