Upcycled Glass Soy Candles

I am excited to now offer small batch, handcrafted, 100% soy wax candles that have been repurposed from used wine and champagne bottles. Each container is individually hand-cut, -polished, and -poured by me. 



Wine and champagne bottles are locally sourced from bars and restaurants in Orlando and Winter Park. ("Champagne" bottles are anything of a sparkling nature - Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, etc.)



Each Bottle is Unique

Because these bottles are all different in size and shape, the fill amount of wax can vary in each candle.  Fill amounts range from 10 ounces to 14 ounces net weight.  


Punt or no Punt

Many wine and champagne bottles have a punt. The punt, also known as a kick-up, is the dimple at the bottom of a wine bottle. To be centered, each wick will be on top of the punt. Because of this, a lot of unused wax would be left when the wick burns to its end. To offset the waste, I’ve surrounded deep punts with fire glass. Fire glass is heat-resistant, nonflammable, decorative glass used in gas fireplaces.  

When finished with your candle, the fire glass can be washed and reused as an attractive touch in vases or in your gas fireplace. 



BYOB!

Build your own bottle by picking the container type, size, fragrance, and wick. Wick options are all-cotton or 100% wood wicks. 

Wood wicks are sourced from FSC certified mills and are a sustainable, natural, and eco-friendly wicking option.  I highly recommend purchasing a wick trimmer if you chose an all-natural wood wick.  Before each new burn, wood wicks must be trimmed evenly across the top for a proper burn.  You can find wick trimmers easily online.  

Click on the picture below for short video on how to trim wood wicks.  


https://youtu.be/bgbDyQRIL5E

Average Burn Times

For a proper candle burn, the average burn time is a minimum of two hours to ensure the wax has evenly melted to the edge of the container. A maximum of four hours is recommended to maximize the life of your candle.

 

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Thank You!

A huge thank you to everyone that donated empty bottles, especially Kristen at The Parkview now that Winter Park no longer recycles glass.  Thanks to The Alfond Inn and Delaney's Tavern for letting me have your brunch bottles.  And thank you to my neighbors (who will remain nameless) for having such amazing taste in champagne and giving me your empties.  :)



Where to Recycle

I recycle all of my candle containers for reuse.  Locations accepting containers are listed below.  Please be sure to check their website for location and hours. 

 peacefulpeacockorlando.com


coteriecoffeeco.com

Coterie Coffee Co., 1255 Michigan Ave Unit C, Winter Park, FL (2021)

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