With proper care, your candle will burn clean to the bottom.
When your candle is done burning and pretty much empty, there may be some residual wax in the bottom. There may be a little on the sides too. No problem!
1. Fill a saucepan with about 1 inch of water, place the candle in the saucepan (resting in the water), and heat it on low.
2. Let the candle VERY lightly "simmer" in the water for about 15 minutes, or until all the residual wax has liquified.
3. Carefully remove the candle from the saucepan (you may need a potholder), and pour the melted wax out. DO NOT POUR IT DOWN THE SINK! Find an empty can or something that can be thrown out, and gently pour the wax in. Once it hardens, you can toss it.
4. Wipe the inside of the vessel with paper towels, and get as much out as you can. The wick should've released itself too, so toss that.
5. Hand wash the empty vessel with dish detergent and water, then let dry.
Loads of customers have shared their ideas on how to reuse candle vessels! We love reusing the porcelain vessels as tea cups and coffee mugs. They're all hand made, so you could collect enough for a set.
We reuse the tins for paper clips, earrings, or even fishing tackle, LOL. We have used the large glass vessels for wrangling toothbrushes and planting cacti. The sky's the limit. Let us know what you come up with and shoot us a picture!
If you're local to Aspen, return the vessel to Aspen Clean Candle for $5 off your next candle!
Did you know the dust covers on the porcelain candles have wildflower seeds in them? How fun! Simply place the dust cover in a cup of water overnight, then drop it in some soil, cover with about 1/4" of more soil, water it, and wait! Keep it moist for a few weeks and watch your seeds grow! Give them love (and more water), and enjoy the flowers.