I was at my grandmother’s house last year for dinner when she gave me a glass full of water. I commented on how pretty the design on the glass was and she let me know that it was once filled with a candle. She had cleaned it out and run it through the dishwasher a couple times before using it as a drinking glass. She said, “If you like it so much you should take it home!”

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This glass had led an interesting life so far and I wanted to bring it back to its original purpose, which was to host a candle. We filled this candle with our Rose Mint fragrance, cleaned it up and gave it to a friend as a gift. Usually we make this fragrance a pink color but we wanted the design to pop so we left the wax white. We hope after the candle has burned down that our friend will let us fill it again for her.

When we used to work at our old candle store we used to offer a service to refill candle cans for a discount. I was so happy to support reusing containers! These were tins that would have otherwise gone to the dump and people were saving a few dollars at the same time. We are living in age of earth conscious people and that fills me with joy.

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Another candle maker we know at Often Wander makes beautiful candles in vintage containers. These glass pieces might otherwise be overlooked in a home but now they can be part of a fantastic display. You just can’t find candle containers like this being made today! We ‘re sending props to Sarah in San Diego for her lovely creations.

If you have any candle containers that are burned down make sure not to throw them out! They can be cleaned and reused. If you’d like them to be refilled please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to see what we can do.

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