Why should you refill a candle?
You could just buy a new candle every time your old one burns out, but that’s a waste of a perfectly good jar!
If you burn a lot of candles, it may be hard to find new uses for old jars and if you throw out every old candle jar that’s a lot of wasted glass. Besides refilling a candle is kind of fun, super easy, and saves you money.
Refillable candles are also a great sustainable practice by helping reduce glass waste and new jar manufacturing.
Recycling is a great option but each time you refill a candle that’s one less glass jar that needs to be produced whereas recycling still requires a new glass jar.
With millions of jars thrown over each year each candle you refill is one less jar in landfills.
You can even switch out your wax before it is done if you feel like having a new scent before you finish your old candle.
How do I use the candle refill?
It’s easy! After the burn, the easiest and safest way to remove the remaining wax, is to put your candle in the freezer overnight, or at least for a few hours. This will cause the wax to shrink up and you should be able to use some type of kitchen utensil to knock it loose.
Extremely thin areas might need to be scraped with said kitchen utensil. Rub any kind of cooking oil on the inside of the jar to remove the waxy residue, then just wash with soap and water as usual. Any leftover wax is perfect for wax warmers.
Then, just drop your candle refill in your old jar and you're ready to burn!
Your first burn will allow the beeswax candle refill to seal itself to the jar and it’ll be indistinguishable from the last one!
The easy little project is a sustainable and eco-friendly candle habit that’ll also save you money and let you enjoy more of the same candle you love.
Just be sure to watch your candle as it nears the bottom as the sustainer will no longer be secured to the jar. It’s always best to blow out your candle before the wick reaches the metal sustainer.
For best burning practices you can check out our candle care page and if you have any questions reach out to us our check out FAQ page!
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