Lavender, vanilla, cinnamon... All scented candle lovers have a favorite smell to be captivated by. This intoxicating resource is essential for many, to the point that residents and visitors associate each room in the house with a specific fragrance. These people will be delighted to receive a set of candles as a gift for a birthday, anniversary or as a simple gift, but how can you take advantage later with all that amount of glass?
Scented candles are one more decorative element in the home, which can play a leading role in a centerpiece or be a fundamental part of our particular corner for relaxation. However, once they are consumed, we can reuse the glass cups in which they usually come in multiple forms after applying a simple trick.
The useful life of candles depends on their composition and also on the use for which they are intended. For example, the wax candles that are usually sold have an estimated duration of two to six hours, so they are ideal to light for short periods of time. The oil ones last up to eight hours, while the ones made with paraffin last a little longer, around ten hours.
If you are in the habit of lighting a candle throughout the night, then it is best to opt for a handmade candle. A 70 gram glass of natural beeswax can burn for up to an average of 20 hours. As you can see, the ephemerality of this material contrasts with the glass container, which is worth reusing for the many opportunities it contains.
And ready! You would already have a glass that you can directly reuse as everyday utensils for your kitchen or as a toothpick holder for your table. Other options to give it a second life are to use it as a container to store cotton buds, or even your makeup brushes, in the bathroom or as a practical pencil holder for your desk. Or if you want it to be part of a centerpiece again, turn it into a small vase with flowers.