• A Gift That Keeps Giving

    At Bridge Nine Candle Co. we take our environmental commitment seriously. That’s why I use hand poured soy wax with 100 percent cotton wicks and highgrade phthalate-free fragrances. That’s also why our jars and tumblers are reusable.

    The candle’s container is almost as important as the wax poured into it or the wick that allows it to burn. I carefully choose the styles and designs of the candle containers not just to match the colors and scents of the candle, but to be a valuable part of your home collection.

    The candle is the first chapter in the container’s story.

    I’ve snapped a few photos of the process as I recently turned my  round tumbler into a flower vase and the perfect cocktail glass. The cleaning process important. You don’t want your mint julep tasting like your favorite candle. So here is the four step process to cleaning and repurposing your Bridge Nine tumbler.

     

     

    Step One: Remove the remainder of the wick. It is attached to the bottom of the glass with a foam sticker. Use a spoon to scrape it out of the bottom of the glass. You'll want to make sure this is done before the next step, since the wick has metal on the bottom.


    Step Two: Once you have the wick removed (Step One), place the glass in the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften the remaining wax. If you don't have a microwave, you can use a double boiler system on the stove and place it in warm water until the wax softens.


    Step Three: Use a cloth to remove as much wax as possible. And Remember: NEVER POUR WAX DOWN THE SINK!


    Step Four: After you have as much of the wax removed as possible, wash the glass with soap and water or put it through the dishwasher.


    BONUS Step Five: Enjoy your new glass tumbler!

     


    The blueberry spritzer in that photo looks fantastic, doesn’t it? Well, it is! And the recipe is easy. The drink is refreshing, balanced, and subtly sweet. It’s just one incredible way you can upcycle and repurpose your candle containers.


    Blueberry Spritzer


    1 ounce

    gin

    2 ounces

    unsweetened blueberry juice

    4 ounces

    prosecco

    1 splash

    club soda

    4

    fresh blueberries

     

    Fall is coming, and at Bridge Nine Candle Co. we are already creating and storing our fall lineup. That means savings on our sale items!

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