We’ve succeeded in convincing you to repurpose your Kalamazoo Candle Co. jars, hooray! If you’ve ever spilled hot wax on clothing or… well… anywhere, you already know how impossible it can be to remove. With that in mind, it must be equally difficult to clear out the wax remnants and residue from your used up candle jars, right? No way! We’ve got you.
Here’s what you do. Now, pay attention because these are very detailed, complicated instructions. Boil water. That’s pretty much the gist of it! After your water comes to a boil, pour it (carefully) into the jar you’re looking to reuse, leaving a little bit of space at the top. The boiling water will melt off the rest of the wax sticking to the glass and, as the water cools, that wax will float to the top of the jar and reform into a solid state. Once the water/wax has cooled completely, remove that layer of hardened wax, dump the water, and wash the jar as you would any other dish!
We know this sounds far too simple to be true, but we promise it works like a charm. Gone are the days of scrubbing away at waxy buildup that never seems to dissipate completely. Farewell to the times of simply tossing out all those charming little jars that are crying out to your inner DIY sensibilities. Reusing and repurposing household items is a small step to a greener more eco-friendly lifestyle. The world (and your wallet) will thank you.
One of the most ignored but vital aspects of your home is its signature fragrance. Afterall, one of the first things someone notices when they enter your home is the smell, and no one likes a bad first impression, right? To this day, certain scents might bring back a fond memory of childhood— the smell of freshly mown grass, bright new buds of honeysuckle, or the mouthwatering aroma of your mom’s freshly baked apple pie.
Whatever it is, your signature scent should make a (good) statement with visitors to your home. So… what happens when you and your partner can’t agree on a fragrance? Are you doomed to have a subtly stinky home forever?! Nah, we’ve got you covered, don’t worry.
Candles are a great way to liven up any space from a home decor and fragrance perspective, but when exactly did candles become more about aesthetics than simply provide light? Let’s take a stroll through the ages, shall we?
You know when you go to the store and buy a new candle and you cannot wait to get home to try it out? You clean your space, light that candle, and life is good.
But then, when you blow it out, half of the candle has already melted away and disappeared! Yeah, we hate when that happens too. Commitment to quality should start at the foundation, which is why Kalamazoo Candle Company uses only pure soy wax for our candle base. Here are our reasons why.