Jar Recycling Program

Creme de la Crop intentionally purchases materials that are eco-friendly and low in waste. We highly encourage all of our customers to recycle their jars with us to earn store credit, or to repurpose them at home!


What Is It?

Bring in any previously purchased candle jar or honey jar, entirely cleaned out, and receive a credit toward your next candle or honey purchase!

How Do I Participate?

The first step is to purchase any candle or jar of honey from our store. Once your candle has fully burned, or your honey jar is completely empty, the next step is to clean the jar. 

Labels can easily be removed from the jars if you soak them in dish soap for a few minutes. If residue remains, then simply wipe the area with rubbing alcohol to remove any left-behind adhesive.

Jars should be cleaned out with a 1:1 mixture of water and vinegar. Candle wax should easily be removed, but be sure to wipe the entire jar clean. 

Honey jars may need to be warmed up first to clean out and remove the bottom residue. To heat, place the jar of honey in a heat-proof container then add enough hot (not boiling) water to reach the top of the honey remaining in the jar. Let the jar sit in the hot water for 10-15 minutes, until the honey is a liquidy-drizzle, then pour out and wipe the entire jar clean. 

What Credit Do I Earn?

The credit that will be applied toward your next purchase varies by jar type and size. Credit earnings are as follows: 

  • 5 oz. Honey Jar = $0.50
  • 14 oz. Honey Jar = $0.75
  • 32 oz. Honey Jar = $1.00
  • 13.5 oz. Candle Jar = $0.75

Reuse Your Jars at Home!

Looking to repurpose your jars at home? Here are some great ways to reuse your empties!

  • Vase for flowers 
  • Planters for herbs
  • Q-tip/Cotton-ball storage
  • Make-up brush storage
  • Pencil cup for desk
  • Pantry storage and organization
  • Candy jars
  • Pet treat storage