Hyggelight has created an ingenious way to ensure that those empty candle jars do not go to waste, by giving them a second life as wildflower planters.
The Growing Candle are soy-wax candles which are hand-poured into ceramic containers. Once the wax has completely melted, the idea is that The Growing Candle can then be used to plant wildflowers, given that the label around the candle is embedded with wildflower seeds, allowing for the container to be reused to plant a little garden.
Hyggelight’s Growing Candles are available in nine different scents including Apples & Cinnamon, Ginger & Lime, Cedarwood, Chai, Sandalwood & Vanilla, and Lemongrass, as well as unscented.
Around 427 million candle containers are discarded in the US alone each year, most of which is not reused nor recycled. US consumers send 9 million tonnes of glass to the landfill every year. It’s time we do our part.
The Ohio-based brand, founded by husband and wife team Chris and Cyndi Hileman, say their entire manufacturing process sends less than one household garbage bag of waste to the landfill every month.
Chris and Cyndi Hileman say: “There is no such thing as a ‘black thumb’, and taking care of our planet should be apart of life, not a hobby. Our goal is to use our hygge-like values to inspire people to slow down, be present, and be an active participant in their world, not a bystander.”
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea