How to Clean Out Our Concrete Candle Jars | Repurpose

You’ve used and enjoyed your candle and now only ½” of wax remains. What now? Now you get to clean out the beautiful, handmade concrete jar and repurpose it for something else!

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • A wick trimmer, scissors, nail clipper (or just your fingers!) to trim the excess wick
  • A spoon or something else to scoop out the excess wax
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol

First, trim any of the excess wick with a wick trimmer or scissors. You can even use your fingers to pinch off the excess, but might get sooty as a result! We recommend using a wick trimmer, but scissors or a nail trimmer work well too.

Then it’s time to remove the excess wax. There are a number of different ways to do this, but our preferred way is to simply scoop it out with a spoon. Our candles use 100% soy wax, which is soft and easy to remove. Gently scoop out as much of the excess wax as possible.

Once the wax is removed use your spoon to gently pry the wick tab off the bottom of the jar. If it’s being stubborn, use a paper towel soaked in rubbing alcohol to help loosen the tab until the sticker releases.

Finally, use a paper towel soaked in rubbing alcohol to wipe away any excess wax residue in the jar. This is much easier to do if you’ve scooped out the majority of the wax already. Be careful to keep the rubbing alcohol on the inside of the jar. The outside of our jars are not sealed to preserve the more natural look of the concrete, and may stain if exposed to rubbing alcohol or other liquids.

Once all the wax residue has been wiped away, your jar is clean and ready to repurpose! For safety, please do not repurpose our concrete candle jars for any foods or beverages as wax and fragrance oil are not safe to ingest and it’s impossible to guarantee that 100% of the residue from the jars has been removed.

Need some repurposing inspiration? Check out our Instagram highlight to see how our customers are reusing their candle jars.

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