Sustainability is a priority interest for Sophie Rose Candle Co. Because of our eco-friendly mindset and commitment to sustainability, we strongly encourage the repurposing of our containers. Here are a few pointers to get you started on the path to making magic with those lovely vessels.

Wax Removal

If you have several containers to clean at once, use the oven. Scrape out as much wax as you can with a butter knife or spoon. Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a rimmed baking pan with foil or one or two layers of parchment paper. Place the candles upside down on the pan and set the pan in the oven. The wax will melt in about 15 minutes. Remove the pan and place on a heat-safe surface. Hold the container using a towel or pot holder and wipe the inside with a paper towel. Let the container cool and then clean with soap and water.

Another method to remove wax from your candle container is to use hot water. Put the candle on a surface protected with a towel or newspaper. Use a butter knife or spoon to remove as much wax as possible. Pour hot water into the container, leaving room at the top. The hot water will melt the wax and it will float to the top of the container. Let the water cool and remove the wax. Strain the water to get rid of any small wax bits. DO NOT pour wax down the drain. Scrape any remaining wax and clean with soap and water.

Note: The oven wax removal method should only be used with glass containers such as our signature amber apothecary jars or clear glass jars. For ceramic containers or finished glass containers such as our speckled glass vessels, please use the hot water method.

Tip: Use the chunks of wax removed from the container in a wax melter to enjoy the rest of the fragrance.

Fine Fragrance Oil Removal

Thoroughly wash room mist and reed diffuser bottles with hot soapy water. Rinse and repeat.

Now that those babies are all clean and shiny, it's time to be creative. Use them to plant small succulents, hold crafting utensils, or organize makeup. The possibilities are endless. Our Reed Diffuser and Room Mist bottles can be used to hold your favorite essential oil mixture. We would love to see how you repurpose your Sophie Rose Candle Co. containers. Tag us on Instagram @srcandleco or e-mail your pictures to

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