Reusing the Epson Salts

Hi everyone!

Remember these mason jar candles I did for Christmas using Epson Salts?


After I used up the candles, I popped them into the freezer and emptied out the candle wax and Epson Salts into a bowl.


I removed the big chunks of wax and then sifted the Epson salts out.


I used some of the salts and added some pink food coloring to them.


Whisk them up to distribute the color.


I cleaned out an old Yankee Candle glass jar and added the salts and a white flat lace around the jar. Now it is ready for Valentine’s Day. Nothing elaborate or fancy schmancy. Just simple.

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This is the “No spending week” here at Casa Chaos so, I needed to come up with a project with no money being spent.

Epson salt valentine candle 003 I did not use all the Epson salts from my Christmas candles so, guess what color some will turn into in March? Just a Wee bit of green I think!

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In case you are wondering, the pink salts will go into a Ziploc bag after Valentine’s Day to be saved (probably in with my candles and candle accessories) and used again.

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By reusing everything, I am not adding anything to my home! And right now I am really in the groove of reorganizing, decluttering and deep cleaning so, reusing something I already have makes me very happy!

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  1. what a great idea~! you sure are a smartie.

  2. What a great way to reuse stuff. I like that you're already planning how to store it for next year, too. I'm still decluttering, too ~ reading blogs was my break. Back to the bedroom soon.

  3. In years past, I made my own candles. I would save the wax, even the smallest pieces to melt and fashion into new ones. LOVE the Epson salts idea, though in the Mason jars. And that you saved some for St. Patrick's day too. ENJOY!

  4. That is so cute and such a great idea. Now where did I put my Epsom Salts??
    hugs, Linda

  5. And when you are finished finally, feed it to your hydrangea, they love it!

  6. I love that! I always want to easily transition things with the holidays. I like the pink!
    Hugs, Lisa

  7. Wow! this is a fantastic idea and such a cost saver as well! I can finally use those used up candles instead of throwing them and they look so pretty in the jar with the lace, perfect for Valentine's Day! Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing with us and for your loving words. Have a wonderful evening!Hugs~Poppy

  8. Fantastic idea! It looks so pretty in that glass jar with white lace. Wonderful photos!

  9. Oh I am so impressed. I think you are so totally creative, this is just incredible. I love this idea. Gorgeous vignettes. Thanks so much for joining TTT. this is really great. Hugs, Marty

  10. You are so clever with your thrifty ideas! This loos great!

  11. Great idea!! I reuse the candy that I put in my apothecary jars on my candy bar in my Kitchen. Everyone knows not to eat it so I bag it and save it for the various holidays and I do not have to keep buying more candy every holiday for the jars!


  12. Diann, that's a super idea! The "new" candle looks just perfect for a sweet Valentine's decoration. I like the idea of not adding more to the home, too. I've curtailed my thrifting a tiny bit because I'm a bit overwhelmed with clutter at the moment. Time for me to take action!

  13. It is a great idea,but I am not sure if my patience would let me go through all this. You have done a super job.

  14. That's so sweet, and such a clever idea. I may borrow it! Decluttering is a constant challenge for sure.

  15. I love that idea, now I am off to read your post on thr Christmas candles :)

  16. Happy Pink Saturday, Thanks for the tip and this great idea. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  17. Great blog piece there is nothing like re-using. It makes you feel great and helps the enviroment. Thank you so much for sharing, Maureen.

  18. HPS!

    This is such a great idea!



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