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What to do with your empty jars? - SLOW MADE

What to do with your empty jars?

At Slow Made, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. That's why we offer a jar refill and recycle program to help reduce waste. Simply bring your used candle jars to our studio or mail them in, and you'll receive either a shop credit or the option to refill them at a discounted price. By participating in our program, you can join us in our efforts to reduce waste and promote sustainability.

Learn more about our jar refill and recycle program 


How to clean

Cleaning out your Slow Made coconut wax candle is pretty simple, we find this method works really well:

01. Using a kettle on the stove, boil water to around 205° (like you are making pour-over coffee). 

02. On a heat safe surface, pour the boiling water into candle jar filling to the top and cover with lid.

03. Keep candles in a safe place while they cool.

04. After the candle has cooled, open the lid. You will find all the wax has formed at the top. Take your fingers or a spoon to push on the wax to break it up. Pull out the chucks of wax and throw away into the trash (or better yet - save to recycle and make fire starters or a patio candle).

05. Pour the water through a strainer to catch any debris and wax pieces, and throw in the trash, avoid pouring water down the sink (unless you enjoy unclogging drains, of course).

06. Remove wick tabs. The tip of a butter knife works well to loosen them.

07. Clean out the jar with hot soapy water and wipe out.

08. To remove the labels just soak in water to loosen.


Ways to Repurpose

We’ve seen our jars and tins used for everything from nurturing baby succulents and houseplant cuttings to jewelry containers. What do you plan on doing with your candle’s container? We’d love to hear fresh tips and ideas. 

Tag your repurposed vessels and slow moments @slowmade_co #enjoytheslow 

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