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In case you missed that, my tip for neatly getting wax out of candle jars is right here.
Anyway, the jars in that post are from the soy candles that Grove Collaborative sells.
Although I didn’t realize this until recently, paraffin candles aren’t super awesome to burn inside your house because they pollute the air.
But Grove sells some great long-burning (70 hour) soy candles, which do not emit chemicals that paraffin candles do (like benzene).
I really love the vanilla bean + sandalwood scent and also the eucalyptus + spearmint. But Lisey is partial to the blood orange scent.
And right now, they still have some of the fir, cedar + spice scent, which they brought out around the holidays.
Grove also has some other soy candles available (from Mrs. Meyers and Clean Mama), but the Grove ones are my faves.
Where was I going with this?
Oh, right. So, once you get the wax out of the Grove jars, they’re ready for reuse, but the lids are still rather scented (even after a run through the dishwasher).
And no one wants food that smells like vanilla bean + sandalwood.
The jars openings are exactly the same as standard Mason jar lids.
So, you can use regular Mason jar lids, or the lids from grated Parmesan cheese (which yes, I know is kind of not really good Parmesan, but Zoe loves it on her spaghetti. )
You can use the jars for storing leftovers, holding candy or nuts, for a single-serving of yogurt, for homemade salad dressings, a small food gift…anything you need a small glass container for!
And of course, if you’re not using the jars for food purposes, you can just reuse the metal lid the candle came with. Lisey’s using jars to hold her spare change.
The candles are $12.95, so if you add two of those to your cart, you’ll have already met the $20 minimum and you can get your free Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning kit.
(Offer expires Sunday night, so, you know, get yours now if you want one. )