Cleaning Your Empty Candle Canisters

As part of our sustainable practices, we inspire you to clean out your candle jars so they can be repurposed for something new (even a new candle). Soy wax is easy to clean and when you're done, you'll have a beautiful vintage glass to reuse!


How To Clean Your Candle Jars

1. First, let the candle jar sit in hot water until the wax softens.

2. Next, holding the jar in one hand, use a damp paper towel or cloth and gently wash your jar with warm soapy water.

3. If you have wax that is stuck on real good, you can use a butter knife or spoon to help loosen it before you wash it with soapy water.

4. Finally, let your glass dry! It’s that easy. Now that your candle jar is clean you can repurpose it however you like; perhaps as a succulent pot, or a jewellery container, or even a bowl for some snacks. For those of you who want to keep using the same vintage glass as your go-to self ritual candle, check out our Refill Program!


I do not recommend putting your vintage glass jars in the freezer to remove the wax. Since these candle glasses are more fragile they stand a higher risk of cracking in the cold.

Pro Tip: Use an old strainer when cleaning your candle wax from your jar. The strainer will catch the old wax, preventing it from going down the drain.