Re-Using your Candle Jars using 5 Simple Steps.


So you bought a candle in a beautiful jar - maybe it’s one of our 100% soy wax candles that come in either black or white jars.  In our case, the jars are something I source carefully, and these glass jars are made by a supplier here in the USA.  In any case, you love the idea of repurposing that jar for your makeup brushes...but how to do it the EASY way? 

One thing that’s important to me, and thus Aromasoy, is to be more green and eco-friendly.  I love the idea that even when one of our candles is burned out, the jar will live on in the person’s house and bring some use!  We keep our style sleek and stylish, and they mesh with any decor.

A lot of people seem to be intimidated at the idea of reusing their candle jars - how to get the wax out?  How to get off those labels that never seem to quite come off?  

Worry no more!  Follow these 5 Simple Steps and you’re on your way to having a pretty new glass container in the house!



STEP 1:  Put the jar in a freezer for 10-15 minutes.



STEP 2:  Using a butter knife, carefully break up the wax at the bottom of the jar.  You only need to press the knife a few times, and the wax should break off easily.



STEP 3:  Using a hairdryer (or a heat gun), heat up the main label for about 1 minute and carefully peel it off.  Let cool for a few seconds before peeling.



STEP 4:  Place the jar in hot, soapy water for about 15 minutes.



STEP 5:  Wash, dry, and enjoy!


That's it!  You've got yourself a brand new jar, that can be reused for SO many things!  


10oz jar - makeup brush holder, pencil holder, planter for succulents, qtip storage, hair tie storage

4oz jar - store dry spices, coconut oil (use as makeup remover), snacks, yogurt, paperclips, the list goes on and on! 

Please let us know by tagging @aromasoy on your stories or Instagram posts, if you’ve been able to reuse your Aromasoy jar!  We’d love to hear more creative repurposing ideas - and if you tag us with a picture of your repurposed Aromasoy jar, we’ll dm you a coupon for 20% off your next purchase!  This offer is good through 7-31-19.

Was that easy or what?  Happy Repurposing!





  • Yana

    Thank you. I’m so glad you found this tutorial useful!

  • Andreia

    Great tips, I’m impressed how wax cames out so easily! I love to reuse jars _

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