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.

    Balsam & Juniper Berry

    Wonderfully fresh and seasonally-inspired, this woodland blend of balsam fir, cedarwood and juniper berry radiates the feeling of joy that comes with the holidays. 

    Chai Tea

    Green tea mixed with a cozy blend of cinnamon, clove, cardamom and peppermint reminds you of your favorite tea spot. A perennial fall favorite! 

    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.

    Coastal Seagrass

    Clean and aromatic, gentle notes of salty seagrass and ocean water mingle with a hint of sweet coastal air… a blend that will transport you to a faraway shore with calming lapping waves.

    Fig & Cedar

    An aromatic blend of fresh fig, cedar and oakmoss brightened with grapefruit, lemon zest and a hint of orange. Wonderfully nuanced and just slightly sweet, it’s our new favorite fig scent.

    French Lavender & Vanilla

    Sweet and refreshing, French lavender and classic vanilla bean are paired to create this deeply comforting and indulgent scent. The perfect balance of two soothing favorites.

    Pear & Freesia

    Fresh pear mingles with floral notes of freesia and just a touch of patchouli. A joyful fragrance to evoke the freshness of your favorite garden and remind you of the beauty of nature.

    Tobacco & Spice 

    Dried tobacco leaves blended with teak, cedar and amber with a touch of spice and pimento berry essential oils... a nuanced scent to bring warmth inside.

    Tonka & Oud

    Wonderfully rich and earthy, tonka beans are paired with oud wood and topped with hints of balsam, rum, amaretto and musk. A restful scent with a captivating twist.

    White Tea & Citrus 

    An uplifting blend of white tea, bergamot, fig and fresh jasmine combined with a subtle hint of soft sandalwood. This is delightfully light and elegant.


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

    Don't see yours listed here?

    Look to the Candle Details tab beside your candle description for signature fragrances.

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