I love burning scented candles. They add such a beautiful, inviting, calming and cosy ambiance to my home and look so stylish. Every year I also buy a candle advent calendar too. There is something extra special about burning festive scented candles in the lead up to Christmas.
Spending more time at home, I’ve recently been burning more scented candles than usual all year round and as a result have more empty candle jars than ever.
It is as much for the style of the candle jar as their scent that I choose candles so it makes sense to reuse and re-purpose my candle jars once they are used up.
Throwing out beautiful empty candle jars seems crazy to me!
So I started thinking ‘what can I do with empty candle jars?’
The answer became obvious as I was re-organsing and tidying my beauty collection.
- 1 What Can You Do With Empty Candle Jars?
- 2 24 Beauty Storage Uses For Empty Candle Jars
- 2.1 Hair Accessory Storage Ideas
- 2.2 Fragrance Storage
- 2.3 Makeup Storage
- 2.4 Skincare Storage
- 2.5 Beauty Tool & Beauty Accessories Storage
- 3 What To Do With Leftover Candle Jars
What Can You Do With Empty Candle Jars?
Empty candle jars are the perfect stylish solution for so many beauty storage needs. Empty candle jars look more stylish than a lot of the standard storage containers that I have bought in the past.
Different sized candle jars are best for different types of beauty product storage.
Dusk sells divinely scented candles in the most gorgeous jars of every colour. Click HERE to check out the currently available beautiful candle range at Dusk.
Many beauty retailers also sell candles. Activeskin in particular has a great range of stunning candles including the stylish hob-nailed container MOR candles as well as gorgeous Pelactiv and Ecoya candles. Click HERE to check out the range of candles currently available at Activekin.
Look Fantastic is another website that also sells the best scented candles in lovely jars including Glasshouse and Circa Home plus more.
24 Beauty Storage Uses For Empty Candle Jars
To help inspire other beauty lovers who may also be wondering what to do with empty candle jars here is my list of 24 beauty storage uses for empty candle jars.
Hair Accessory Storage Ideas
1. Hair Elastics Storage
I’m forever losing hair elastics so having a jar to store them all in will save me so much time from searching for them in the bottom of my drawer and in my handbags.
2. Bobby Pin Storage
Who else’s bobby pins constantly disappear? I’d love to know where they all go. Somewhere in my home is a black hole filled with hundreds of bobby pins. I’m hoping that storing them all together in an empty mini candle jar helps me find them when I need them.
3. Decorative Hair Clip Storage
Storing all my decorative hair clips on my vanity counter in a cute candle jar will encourage me to use these clips more often and make finding the clip I want a lot faster.
4. Scrunchie Storage
Not only do I store my scrunchies in an empty candle jar but I also store my favourite ones around the outside of the candle jar for quick access.
5. Rollerball Fragrance Storage
I love fragrances and have a number of rollerball fragrances. These used to roll around (no pun intended) in my drawers, cupboards and handbags but are now neatly stored in an empty candle jar.
6. Mini Sample Vial Fragrance Storage
Mini sample vials of fragrance are conveniently stored in another empty mini candle jar. I never used to use these tiny fragrance sample vials as I could never find them after I threw them into my bedside drawer. Now I can readily see them and access them.
7. Eyeliner Storage
Eyeliners are so much easier to access from a candle jar rather than rummaging in a makeup bag for them.
8. Lip Liner Storage
Finding the perfect shade of lip liner to match your lipstick is also easier when they are all stored upright and visible.
9. Liquid Lipstick Storage
Liquid lipsticks look stunning stored in a candle jar.
10. Lip Crayon Storage
I love storing lip crayons in candle jars. Such a practical and chic storage solution.
11. Lip Gloss Storage
I wear a dab of lip gloss over the top of my lipstick to give my lips the appearance of extra volume. Storing them in a used candle jar makes it easy finding just the right shade of lip gloss.
12. Lip Balm Storage
Lip balms are too pretty to hide away in a drawer or cupboard. I store my favourite ones in a see through, used candle jar.
13. Slimline Palette Storage
Do you always reach for the same palette because it is the most accessible one? Store your favourite slimline palettes in a large empty candle jar.
14. Mini Nail Polish Storage
You won’t fit all your nail polishes in a candle jar but at the start of each month I select the nail polish shades I want to use that month and pop them in a jar on my vanity.
15. Mascara Storage
I have way too many mascaras open and on the go at any one time. Storing them upright in a candle jar makes it easier to find them rather than rummaging through a makeup bag of drawer.
16. Sample Sachets Storage
Prior to storing my sample sachets together in a candle jar I tended to lose them in the bottom of my drawers and handbags. I’ve discovered numerous great products I love by using sample sachets.
17. Travel Sized & Deluxe Sized Products
Out of sight equals out of mind equals not used. That’s why I now store my deluxe sized travel products on my vanity in reused candle jars to remind me to use them before they expire.
Beauty Tool & Beauty Accessories Storage
18. Manicure Tool Storage
I use my manicure tools often and like to have them within easy reach to quickly fix any problems with my nails.
19. Makeup Brush Storage
Most beauty lovers have more makeup brushes than they have storage for. Large empty candle jars are perfect for makeup storage.
20. Makeup Blenders Storage
Makeup blenders are handy to contain in an empty candle jar too.
21. Cotton Wool Ball Storage
For cotton wool ball storage I use a candle jar with a lid to keep the dust off the cotton wool balls.
22. Round Cotton Pad Storage
I’ve also chosen an empty candle jar with a lid on it to store my round cotton pads that I remove my makeup with.
23. Cotton Swab Storage
Storing cotton swabs in a candle jar looks so much more stylish rather than storing them in the plastic container you buy them in.
24. Toothbrush and Tooth Paste Storage
Last but not least a stylish empty candle jar can also be the perfect storage for your toothbrushes and toothpaste.
What To Do With Leftover Candle Jars
Reusing empty candle jars is obviously not limited to just beauty storage. I also use these stylish containers in my study and my kids’ rooms for stationery storage and in my kitchen for odds and ends storage and teaspoon storage.
Once you start thinking about it, there are so many beneficial uses for these stylish used candle containers in so many areas of your home and work, you’ll never want to throw out another candle container again! And if you’re anything like me you’ll start thinking about what you will use the candle container for right from the very start when you’re choosing which candle to buy!
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Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance suited to your specific needs. Ingrid was an Influencer Judge in the TVSN Beauty Awards 2023, and also in 2021 in the hair care category. She has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.