One of the BEST things about our 100% food-grade soy wax is that it's completely compostable. However, if you want to take things to the next level, here are 4 awesome ways to reuse your wax moons after they've lost their fragrance.
1. Small-Space Freshness: Even though your wax may not be strong enough to scent a whole room anymore, there is STILL a bit of fragrance hanging out in that old wax. Once your wax hardens, simply put your vessel into your freezer, wait a few minutes, and pop the hardened wax out. Then toss the wax disc in the back of your sock drawer or any other small space that could use a little freshness. Worried about residue? Don't be! Even if our wax were to rub up on your favorite socks, it's soy so it will wash right out! (unlike nasty paraffin wax)
2. Fire Starters: Do a lot of camping? Indoor fireplace? Readying yourself for the zombie apocalypse? Make up a bunch of these easy fire starters and be prepared for anything! Simply dip cotton balls in your used wax and let them dry. Make sure you leave some cotton un-dipped to catch fire and you've just made MacGyver Candles! The more wax you use, the longer the cotton balls will burn. For an extra-long lasting flame, put the cotton balls (or dryer lint or sawdust) in an egg carton and fill the cavities with wax, still making sure you leave the top of the cotton balls wax-free.
3. Festive Flower Pots: This is our FAVORITE method for reusing old wax. It uses a LOT of wax so you'll always have a reason to recycle! And again, it's super easy! Just pour a hearty layer (about an inch) of wax into the bottom of a large plastic bowl. Then place a second, smaller bowl in the larger vessel and pour the wax around the bowl in layers until it reaches the top. Carefully unmold (that's why flexible plastic bowls are best) If any cracking or splitting occurs, simply use whatever glue you have around to seal the wax pot. Make sure you keep these pots indoors as intense summer heat and sunshine may cause them to melt.
4. Wax and Canvas Art: In keeping with the "Wax on Display" theme, you can procure a blank canvas from any craft store for a few bucks and make your own, original, and easy artistic statements like our friends here that made this canvas during their wedding ceremony!