How can we help you?
Can you make custom orders?
Get in touch and we'll be happy to discuss your request. Let us know the bottle(s) you'd like making into a candle and any other requirements or queries. We'll get back to you as soon as possible and can discuss logistics from there.
Please be aware lead times may be longer during candle season and in the run up to Christmas.
How do you cut and repurpose the bottles?
We get the majority of our bottles from local bars and pubs and then remove all the labels (apart from spirit bottles). Next, we cut the bottle using a wet saw - when you're working with glass and putting it through a vigorous process, a lot of the tools you use are wet, as it stops the glass from chipping or over heating and cracking.
The rough edge of the glass then needs to be grinded so it's smooth, taking any chips out and making it safe to touch. We then hand sand the centre edge until that's smooth.
Finally, we wash and polish the glass before it's hand poured with scented wax and the candle is made.
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What should I do with the glass once my candle's finished?
We also offer a 20% discounted refill or empty return discount - get in touch if you'd like the same bottle refilling - you can post it to us or bring it to a market if you're nearby. Likewise, if you have empties and would like discount on new candles - you can bring your empties to a market or post them to us and we'll provide a discount code for the site.
I have a bit of wax left in the bottom of the candle - can I use it?
The best way to still make the very most of your candle and the scented wax, is to use the leftover on a wax melter.
To remove the leftover wax, you can place the glass in a freezer - the cold will cause the wax to shrink thus making it easier to remove. You can use a butter knife to loosen any larger chunks that remain in the glass before this too.
An alternative to this is to create a double boiler / bain marie. Place the candle in a pot and place this in a pan of shallow water. Bring to the boil and when you see the wax starting to sweat and loosen, you should be able to scoop it out and use it on your melter. Alterntively, you can put the candle straight into a shallow pan of warm water but you'd need to be careful not to let it get to hot as this could crack the glass.
We would generally avoid getting water in the glass with the wax, if you'd like to reuse the wax or clean it properly. It won't burn well if it's mixed with water and water also makes it much harder to clean - it is best to remove the wax first and wipe the glass with kitchen roll or a cloth, then use hot soapy water to clean the empty container afterwards.
Are your products vegan friendly?
It's important to us that our products are environmentally conscious and we're always keen to explore new ideas, or ways to make them as sustainable as possible. All our products and packages are plastic free and use recyclable materials.
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