It’s a terribly tragic day when your beloved Jo Malone candle flickers for the very last time. But the joy is not over people! The beautiful glass jar, with iconic label can be upcycled and reused. If you scroll Pinterest, you see that these jars are often used as beauty storage, because they look so aesthetically pleasing on a dressing table.
In this blog post, I’ll talk you through the easy steps to clean out and upcycle your Jo Malone candle jar without damaging it.
Step 1 – Prepare your Jo Malone jar
As keen as you may be to dive right in to clearing out the jar, you must ensure the wax is completely solid and cold before you do so. Pop it in the fridge for 10/15 minutes to speed up the process.
Step 2 – Empty your Jo Malone jar
Take an old knife (a blunt butter knife is best) and gently scrape the remaining wax from the bottom of the jar.
Step 3 – Soak your Jo Malone jar
Once the majority of the wax has been broken up, tip it out and fill the bottom of the jar with lukewarm soapy water (washing up liquid or hand soap will do). Be careful not to get water on the outside of the jar as the label can easily come away. Leave to soak for 2 minutes.
Step 4 – Clean your Jo Malone jar
After leaving to soak, very gently scrub the inside with a scourer pad. This should remove the remaining wax residue and also any of the black smoke marks if your candle hasn’t been burning cleanly.
Step 5 – Dry your Jo Malone jar
Repeat the cleaning process twice if necessary and when you are happy everything is clean, wipe the inside of the jar with kitchen towel to dry.
Once you’ve got your squeaky-clean jar, you can fill it with make-up brushes, cotton buds/pads or anything else you like. Although I’ve showed you the process with an old Jo Malone candle, you can replicate it with Diptyque or any other luxury candles.
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