How to Repurpose Empty Candle Vessels

Once you have fully loved your Solana candle you may refill or repurpose the vessel. In this post we hope to inspire you to give new life to your vessel while also reducing the number of containers that make it to the landfill. Read on to learn how to remove leftover wax from your container and a few ideas you may want to try!

How to Remove Wax from Empty Candle Jars

  1. Once you have reached the end of your candle, place the vessel into the freezer for a few hours or overnight until the wax has completely frozen.
  2. Remove the empty candle vessel from the freezer and use a spoon to pop out the remaining wax.
  3. Clean your empty vessel with soap and water.
  4. Removing the label? Try rubbing with olive oil to remove the adhesive residue! If the label is sticking around you can add a few drops of lemon essential oil, then scrub with soap and warm water.


So now you have a squeaky clean vessel, what’s next? Here are a few of our favorite ideas to keep you loving your vessel for years to come. No waste here!

Ideas for Repurposing Your Empty Candle Containers 

1. Let your vessel serve as a planter for a succulent or house plant. 

One of our favorite ways to repurpose our containers is to let it add some life to our homes. You may want to add a few small stones to the bottom of the container for draining purposes, then add your soil!Ideas Reuse Empty Candle Container

2. Give your desk space or homework area some love by placing stationary items such as pens and pencils in your vessel.

3. Bring used vessels into the bathroom to organize your vanity. 

  • Place makeup brushes upright in the container for perfect yet elevated storage.
  • Place cotton rounds or q-tips into your vessel for easy access.

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4. Use your empty candle vessel as drinkware.

Just a few Solana vessels will create a beautiful collection, perfect to display in your kitchen.

5. Place your All Purpose Cleaner into your vessel and display next to your sink for a refined look.

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6. Your empty candle container can be used as a vase for fresh cut blooms. (Bonus points if they are from a local florist!)

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We hope you love these zero-waste ideas for repurposing your empty candle containers! Now check out this post to find out what to do with your leftover candle wax. Need more sustainable ideas? Check out our Instagram and TikTok for more inspiration.

xo Solana Team

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