Take Notes: Jar Reuse

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Repurposing Jars and Tins
As Earth Week comes to a close, we’re answering the question: “WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY EMPTIES?” Rather than tossing out your jars when they’re finished, repurpose them to propagate plants, use them as vases, for storage, and more. Get creative and most importantly, have some fun!

We love repurposing our packaging as planters, vases, storage, and to propagate! First things first, clean out those jars and tins. Below are our two favorite methods for cleaning out empty vessels.

HOW TO CLEAN OUT YOUR JAR

OVEN METHOD:
Pop your candle jar in the oven at its lowest setting until any remaining wax melts. Carefully remove the jar from the oven to pour the wax into the trash, pop out the wick holder using a spoon or fork, and wipe the insides of the jar clean with a cloth. Hand wash, rinse, and dry.

FREEZER METHOD:
Place your candle into the freezer until the remaining wax hardens, then carefully chip out and throw away the wax using a spoon, being sure to remove the wick holder as well. Use a cloth to wipe the insides of the jar clean, hand wash, rinse, and dry.

PRO TIP!

If you’re reusing your candle jar as a planter, add some small rocks for drainage to the bottom before adding soil. For Sunset candles, you can use a drill to carefully create a drainage hole.

FOR DIFFUSERS, SUNSET INCENSE, AND ROOM SPRAY BOTTLES: 
Just hand wash, rinse, and dry! Reed diffuser and room spray bottles are great for propagating! Just fill with water and add your cuttings.

Note: Vessels should be hand washed before reuse and not placed inside dishwashers. We do not suggest using candle jars or any P.F. packaging for reuse as food storage or drinkware.

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