WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR FINISHED WHITE COMPANY WINTER CANDLE?
If you’re anything like me, then I know that many of you are big fans of the legendary White Company Winter candle. To me, it epitomises scents of christmas, filling your home with that warm, sweet, spicy fragrance that evokes such a festive feeling of cosiness. As soon as you start burning it, instantly you know it’s time to start mulling the wine, prepping the house for extra festive decor & wrapping those gifts to lay under the tree. Last year I had one of the medium block Winter candles and one thing that I noticed was how much wax was remaining once the wick had burnt down. It still smelt amazing & I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out, it just felt like a waste, and as you know if you’ve been reading my blogs for a little while, or follow me on instagram, I don’t do waste. So, what to do with this candle instead of throw it in the rubbish? I’m going to share with you the easy straightforward thing that I did, that also, turned into some extra mini christmas gifts that I was able to add in to some of my families presents. What you will need : Your finished candle A small saucepan. I bought myself a really inexpensive one from Wilkinson here, which is now my ‘candle pan’ Some glass containers. I used some old GU dessert glass jars. A tin can or pyrex dish to sit over the top of your pan or in it New candle wicks & stickers to adhere the wicks to the jars Wooden sticks to hold the wick up whilst the candle sets. I bought a little candle making kit from Amazon with the last 3 items in as I’m planning on using this method with all my leftover candles now. You can shop it here. So here’s what to do : Begin by carefully breaking your candle up into small pieces. Fill the bottom of your pan with water & bring it to the boil, then place your dish over the top to create a bain-marie. If you’re using a tin can, I would recommend bending it to create an angle that you can pour with, then place this in the middle of the pan. Add your wax to your bain-marie and allow it to melt, stirring occasionally. You may need to add it in stages as it melts depending on how large your dish is. Whilst your wax is melting, prepare your candle jars. Ensure the jars are clean & dry then stick one of the wicks in the centre of your jar using one of the sticky tabs. As the wax melts, the solid pieces, such as the cinamon and orange slices will come loose from the wax. Remove them from the wax & set aside to use again in your new candles. Place the wooden stick across the top of the jar, threading the wick through the hole to keep it up right whilst the wax sets. Once the wax is completely melted, VERY CAREFULLY remove the dish or jar from the heat & pour the wax into your prepped candle jars, being careful not to spill any on the edges to keep it neat. Drop in your decorative pieces, such as the cinamon sticks, as you wish, trying to keep them away from the wick as much as possible to avoid them setting a light. If you’d like to place them on top of your candles, allow the wax to set slightly before adding those. Simply allow your candles to set, trim the wick using scissors, and then enjoy your Winter candle again, just in a new form! I hope you find this hack useful. This will work with any candle that you have remnants of so give it a try and get creative. You can also watch my IGTV version of this tutorial by clicking the link here. I’d love to know how you get on, so please share your candles with me via my social media. It’s the Winter gift that gives again! Happy 2021!!! May all your years be filled with happiness, health & joy. Zara xxx