Sometimes candle jars are too pretty to throw away. So when you’ve sadly burnt through your favorite fragrance, what are you supposed to do then? Here at PartyLite, we pride ourselves on the fact that our candle jars are 100% recyclable, and that doesn’t just mean that they’re safe to put in your glass recycling bin. Our candle jars have the potential to be a small storage container, a drinking glass, a spare change jar, a plant pot or even a candle jar for your own DIY candles. The possibilities are endless! Whether you want to give it a new use, or simply recycle it, we’re going to tell you how to clean empty candle jars.
Before we share our favorite candle cleaning methods with you, we want to answer the most popular candle jar related question that we get - why does my candle jar turn black? When you burn your candle, the wax melts away, the wick lengthens and a chemical process causes black carbon particles (also known as soot) to be produced. Each time you go to burn your candle, the wick should be trimmed to three millimeters in length, which will reduce the amount of black soot forming inside your candle jar. Less wick, less fuel = less black stuff.