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Can You Reuse Your Candle Jars?

There’s a question we get a lot, and it’s one you may have asked or thought yourself….does Brennan Candle Co. refill candles?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. But stick with me to learn why!

a black candle sitting on top of books with a person sitting next to it, her arm and hand are visible
a black and white photo of Brennan Candle Co founder, she is wearing a blazer and has short blonde hair

A little backstory

When I first dreamt up Brennan Candle Co, I desperately wanted to have a refill program. It seems like an amazing way to be more sustainable, right?

Unfortunately it’s not that simple.

The short version is: when glass gets hot, it can degrade in quality. I can’t confidently repour a candle in a used jar and sell it to a customer because I don’t know how safe it will be. The last thing I want is to give you a product that might not be safe! 

So what can you do instead?

Reuse! Here’s a quick list of some ways to reuse your candle jars, keep your eyes peeled for another email with more details on how to clean out your jars.

  • root plant cuttings in it
  • use it to store cotton swaps in your bathroom
  • instead of a box, use your jar for a gift! (throw a bow on top, it’s seriously very cute)
  • pencil cup
  • vertical storage for a hair straightener (only when the straightener is cooled off)
  • plant a plant in them! (succulents not recommended, they need more drainage!)
  • store miscellaneous items like paper clips or thumb tacks
  • if your drawers are tall, organize junk drawer items

Even though we can't refill our jars, there are still plenty of ways to reuse them!


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