When it comes to the end of burning your favourite candle, whether it's a Bouclé one or not, there are a couple of options on what you can do with your jar and we have put together our top tips for getting it ready!
1. You can remove any excess wax to get it ready for recycling. See our guide below ⇓
2. You can clean your jar ready for reusing. See our guide below ⇓ & take a look at our post '6 Ways to Reuse Your Candle Jars' for some inspiration!
3. If it is a Bouclé candle jar, you can return it to us to be sterilised and reused & earn yourself a discount on your next order for doing so! Find out more about our Return & Refill Programme here!
How to Clean Candle Jars Ready For Recycling
Prepare your candle jar for recycling with these simple steps using the freezer technique... Place your candle in the freezer, allowing the wax to contract and loosen. Then, turn the jar upside down and the wax should easily detach. For any remnants, tap the base of the jar or use a spoon to help remove any excess wax and remove the wick sustainer. If you have a Bouclé candle, you can then recycle the aluminium lid with your household recycling and the amber glass jar with your glass recycling.
How to Prepare Your Jar Ready For Reusing
After following the steps above as if preparing your jar for recycling, there are a couple more steps to have your jar ready for reusing around the home. To remove the label, soak a cloth in warm soapy water and hold it over the sticker. This will help loosen the adhesive, making it easier to peel off and remove.
Then, wash the jar in warm soapy water to remove any wax residue left behind after the freezer method.
Leave to dry and then you are ready to reuse! Take a look at our post '6 Ways to Reuse Your Candle Jars' for some inspiration!