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Re-Using Candles

Beeswax candles are not only beautiful and natural, but they're also a sustainable choice that can be reused in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas for reusing your beeswax candles once they've burned down:

  1. Make new candles: If you have multiple beeswax candles that have burned down, you can melt the remaining wax and pour it into a new candle mold or an empty container. This way, you can create new candles without wasting any of the beeswax.

  2. Fire starters: Beeswax is a great material for fire starters, as it burns slowly and cleanly. You can melt the wax and pour it into paper egg cartons or muffin tins filled with sawdust, dryer lint, or other flammable materials. Once the wax has hardened, you can cut the fire starters into individual pieces and use them to start fires in your fireplace or campfire.

  3. Lip balm: Beeswax is a natural moisturizer that can help soothe and protect the lips. You can melt the remaining wax and mix it with coconut oil and essential oils to create your own all-natural lip balm.

  4. Wax wraps: Beeswax can be used to create reusable food wraps that can replace plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can melt the wax and brush it onto a piece of fabric, then use a warm iron to melt the wax into the fabric. The resulting wax wrap can be used to cover food, wrap sandwiches, or store leftovers.

  5. Wax sachets: You can also use beeswax to create scented sachets that can freshen up your drawers or closets. Melt the wax and mix it with dried herbs, such as lavender or rosemary, then pour the mixture into a small cloth bag or sachet. Once the wax has hardened, you can place the sachets in your drawers or hang them in your closet.

By reusing your beeswax candles in these ways, you can reduce waste and create new and useful products that promote sustainability and natural living.

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