This $18 Find Helps My Candles Last Longer and Makes It Easy to Repurpose the Jars

published Jul 12, 2021
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A few years ago, it seemed like everyone in my family was making the switch from traditional candles to wax warmers. At the time, I was super interested in exploring options that would make my house smell fresh while using an alternative to my favorite candles. Wax warmers have multiple benefits — like the absence of a flame and different design aesthetics to choose from — but I found that candle warmers go a step further by providing a way to repurpose your candle vessel when you’re ready. If deciding between a wax warmer or a candle warmer proves to be difficult (like it was for me), the Candle Warmers 2-in-1 Fragrance Warmer makes it possible to do both.

Candle warmers essentially turn candles to big wax melts. They’re ideal for those who prefer to not burn candles, those who like wickless candles, and those who live in places where open flames aren’t allowed (like college dorms). The warmer has two components: a 3.9” warming base plate for candles and a removable tray to set on top when heating wax melts. (Yes, a Yankee Candle jar can be enjoyed without striking a match!) It turns on and off with a roller switch, and an indicator light on the base of the warmer lets you know when it’s in use.

Working slowly at a low heat, it provides a no-flame option that’ll emit the fragrance from a well-loved scent and actually extends the lifespan of your candle, since the wax isn’t burning away. It also makes for a faster method of candle disposal when the time comes. Instead of throwing my glass containers away once the candles get too low to burn, I use the warmer to completely consume all the wax before repurposing the jars as drinking glasses. The elegant design of the Pewter Walnut-hued fragrance warmer matches so well with my home decor, but this product is available in various styles and colors for whatever matches your design theme best.

While wax warmers came highly recommended by my family and friends, I’m so glad I chose a candle warmer instead. I find myself using it often, especially when I’m working or taking care of chores around the house. I used to be the type of person to throw out candle vessels once the wax was gone, but now I’m much less wasteful. I’ve found that the leftover jars make great planters, pencil holders, and cocktail glasses — and I’m always finding new uses for them! Of course, the potential of using my candles in fun new ways makes my monthly candle splurge that much more exciting.