Producing glass requires a lot of fuel resulting in high C02 in the atmosphere which is directly responsible for the greenhouse effect. Even though the product itself is recyclable and extremely long-lasting, it is not biodegradable. If the glass was left out without being broken down or processed to "decompose," it is estimated that it would take about a million years to break down naturally.
The best thing that can be done with glass is to reclaim or upcycle it. Since glass production or even its recycling process is well quite a process, a more creative, cost-effective and sustainable practice is to transform it into a product of better quality and environmental value.
The benefit of doing this is firstly its saves from landfills which affect global warming and the environment. Secondly, there is also minimal use of natural resources in its production process. When our planet is already running short of natural resources what better way of helping by using old items to create new items.
Reclaimed glass bottles give a new lease of life to old bottles. An innovative way of upcycling glass bottles is to make them into heavenly candles. People link scents to memories or tranquillity. We always like to walk into a home or room which smells great as it adds that extra touch to make you relax as soon as you step through the door. And if the candles are made using natural ingredients, the better the atmosphere and the healthier your lifestyle becomes.
Mojo Candle Co. do their bit for Mother Nature by creating one of a kind and luxurious candles by using reclaimed beer and wine bottles collected from the bars and cafes of the Inner West and Canberra. Hand-cut, sanded and polished, these exquisite candles are hand-poured in small batches with natural soy wax and premium-grade fragrance oils and closed with a natural bark-finished Cork Topper to keep it dust free when not in use. Available at Pookipoiga, these stylish scented candles come in a variety of complex and sophisticated scents along with simple, modern packaging are great eco-luxurious gifts for men or women.
Created with natural soy wax which unlike its counter partner, paraffin wax that is derived from petroleum, this is extracted from soybeans, a natural renewable resource. Biodegradable, soy wax cleans up with plain old soap and water and has a lower melting point than paraffin wax. This means that soy candles will burn slower or longer with zero petro soot than paraffin candles. Mojo candles infuses this soy wax with modern, sophisticated fragrances that range to over 15 unique ones.
One of the most popular unique fragrances among the wood wick reclaimed beer bottle candle is the ‘Freshwater’ which is defined as the ultimate masculine fragrance. With sharp citrus top notes that include blackcurrant and pineapple, this blend is rounded off with base and middle notes of honeydew, muguet, water lily and the bold masculine scent of vetiver, amber and a touch of mulberry.
Another interesting fragrance is the ‘Himalayan Bamboo’ which is a complex union of bamboo foliage and rich green florals. This subtle and calming aroma is a perfect blend for rest and relaxation. In contrast to this is the ‘Wasabi Mint’ which is made up of a tinge of wasabi root entwined with lemon, cinnamon bark, fig leaf and pine needle creating a sharp, uplifting and cooling atmosphere. Other than these if you are looking for a more earthy scent for that homely and warm feel then go for the well rounded Tobacco & Hay which has honey laying at its core and amber, incense and musk at the base.
Among the deliciously scented candles from the reclaimed wine bottle include the ‘Sweet Tangerine and Island Fruits’ which has the refreshing combination of citrus with hints of coconut and musk. Likewise, the tantalizing ‘Violet & Frosted Berries’ candle is an indulging blend of forest berries with the richness of jasmine and French lilac. The sumptuous mix of raspberry, bergamot, pine needle, strawberry, violet, jasmine, vanilla, balsam, and cinnamon brings out a delightful scent that makes you crave for it.
For an exotic or otherworldly fragrance immerse yourself in the ‘Moroccan Spice’ or ‘Shanghai Blossom.’ While the former transports you to the exotic souks of Morocco with a rich and fragrant blend of alluring spices, sticky honey, and bergamot, the oriental latter encapsulates the essence of the Shanghai Haiwan Forest Park, where the most picturesque and beautifully scented cherry blossoms can be found.