Some people tend to throw these away but some, like me, will find a way to re-use them (or at least the containers worth keeping).
Read on to see how I clean these jars and re-use them for whatever it is you need.
- Flip the container upside down onto a firm surface. You may want to put a towel down to catch any mess. A towel is essential especially on hard surfaces like your kitchen or bathroom counter tops to prevent a glass jar, for example, from shattering.
- Firmly pound the container 1-3 times to loosen the wax from the base and, if all goes well, the wax should easily fall onto the towel. If the wax is being stubborn, I'll use a butter knife or a pen to gently break the wax apart.
- If you're lucky, the wicks will fall with the wax. If not, soak the wicks in hot water to loosen the glue and peel the wicks off.
- Gently peel the labels. For glue residue left behind, you can soak the container in hot water for an hour or two, then rub off.
My whole family utilizes these containers in ways that work for us. If you're wanting to recycle your containers and decide to give this a try, I hope that you're able to find ways for it to work for you!
~ XOXO, Mari