Bonne Maman Wax Candle Holder Jar Hack

Make your own candles using your upcycled Bonne Maman Jars!


  • Wax
  • Your favorite essential oil scents
  • Clean Empty Bonne Maman jars
  • Wood Wicks
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Double Boiler System
  • Thermometer
  • Scissors


  1. Melt the wax using a double boiler method to avoid burning your wax.
  2. Bring the melted wax to about 80°C, then remove from the heat and let it settle to 10°C.
  3. While the wax settles, using a hot glue gun adhere the base of the wick to the center bottom of the empty Bonne Maman jar.
  4. Once the wax reaches below 10°C, add your choice of essential oil scents.
  5. After mixing in the scents, gently pour your mixture into jar. Brace the wick using a pair of scissors or a knife to avoid the wick moving.
  6. Let your candle dry for 4+ hours.
  7. Trim the excess wick and enjoy.


Hack and image from Bonne Maman USA