What to do with an empty candle jar| Candle Refills

What to do with an empty candle jar? There are hundreds of ways you can upcycle an empty candle jar. We love using empty candle jars for:

  • Bathroom storage - put cotton balls, Q-Tips, floss picks, etc in an empty candle jar
  • Makeup brush storage - keep your brushes clean and organized by displaying them in an empty candle jar
  • Use your empty candle jar for plant storage - we've grown herbs in old candle jars by using a plastic liner with drainage
  • Tea storage - if your candle has a lid, you can use an empty candle jars as storage for dried tea leaves. Don't put more than a week's worth in the container or your tea leaves will go stale or get damaged by moisture in the air
  • Store your crystals in an empty candle jar

But our favorite answer to the question: What to do with an empty candle jar is... REFILL IT! 

Our candle refill kits contain 7.5oz scented wax, a warning label, and a .325" wooden wick, which will work well on a straight-sided 9oz jar - the ones used for Effing Candle Co's 7oz candles.

Need info on how to get wax out of candle jar? No problem! Follow the steps below to learn how to get wax out of candle jar 👇🏼

The Hot Water Method

Step 1: Boil Water
Boil enough water to fill your candle jar. Make sure the water is hot but not boiling over.

Step 2: Pour and Wait
Pour the hot water into the candle jar, leaving some space at the top. The wax will melt and float to the surface. Let it sit until the water cools and the wax hardens again.

Step 3: Remove the Wax
Once the wax has hardened on the surface of the water, you can simply lift it out. If there is any remaining wax, wipe it out with a paper towel.

Hopefully this gave you good tips on reusing, refilling, clearning, and upcycling your candle jars! 

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