I've always been a sucker for upcycling and reusing vintage glassware such as teacups, mason jars and crystal glass as candle vessels and I've been searching for some taller, skinnier glass that I could use as altar candles here at home.
So it'll come as no surprise to you that I think these Fowler jars from the late 70s (1978 to be exact!) look shithot in my kitchen, creating an instant country, kitchen witch kinda vibe.
They hold a whopping kilo of wax and their burn time is more than a hundred hours. (The truth is I keep losing count! Hahaha!) Keeping the wax uncoloured means you can use them when casting any sort of spell.
I have made them unscented, or you can choose your favourite fragrance at additional cost - and there are now a couple on the website in our gorgeous, imported white sage fragrance.
I have the original lids and I have purchased replacement silicone rings, making it fabulously easy for you to recycle and use these jars again for their original purpose canning your home-grown fruit and vegetables or as a storage jar in your pantry or you can return them to us for refilling.
"But why does that White Sage fragrance oil cost so much?"
Well I'm glad you asked! Our White Sage fragrance isn't your everyday cupboard sage, but it's a clean, fresh and earthy sage fragrance that is sourced from the United States. It's a super expensive oil, but super popular! It is the same oil used in my Chakra Balancing Candles, White Sage Intention Melts and spa cup candles.
Did you know?
The Fowler's Jar is an Aussie preserving icon - Back in 1915, an Australian named Joseph Fowler developed the Fowler's method of preserving. Fowler was an English migrant who lived in Melbourne. The Fowler's Vacola preserving method relies on the acidity of the contents of the jar, and heating over an hour long period with the goal of getting to a specific temperature (92'C) to sterilise and seal the jars. The original Fowler's Vacola Preserving Units were stove-top, and you would stand over them with a thermometer for the hour. This method was a tad time consuming but was successful in creating a safely sealed product. Now, modern Fowler's Vacola Preserving Units are electric - just fill, plug in and wait!
While you're here you are welcome to eyeball our collection of all things Altar - There's spell candles, altar cloths, drawers, statues and more.
Please note | It's super important that you trim your wicks all the time, but perhaps never more so than when you're using this kind of 'skinnier' candle glass. You can either use a pair of scissors or gently pinch the wick, removing any ugly AF mushrooming on your wick. I clean my glass in between burns also - it really does make a difference to your burn experience.. I use alcohol wipes, but you can use a dampened paper towel. Just remember to wipe dry before burning.. Try it!
But wait, there's more! These tall candle vessels are wayyyy easier to light using one of those long reachy, refillable lighter thingies. Trying to get your hand in there with a lighter is going to be a challenge as you slowly burn lower.
Well, that outta do it for the lecture!
Shine brightly on your journey.
PPS - please note that these jars were made around 1978 which was absolutely eons ago. That means that their lids may have some marks and there might be a small scratch here and there. Rest assured that there are no chips or cracks! Plus you can bet if this glass is designed to withstand the heat it needs to can your produce it can definitely be a safe, funky candle.