I have a few used Yankee Candle glass bottles. I am wondering if I can use them for storing honey or other food items?

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Assuming they're just plain glass (not leaded glass or painted) they should be fine as long as you remove all the wax and wash them thoroughly first. Plain glass is always food safe. In fact, it's so widely accepted as food safe that I can't find good sources saying so.

Just make sure the washing is thorough using hot water and a strong detergent since coatings are sometimes applied to glass jars that aren't intended for food storage. I would put them through a dishwasher cycle.

Consider the lids also. Those may have liners or seals that aren't food safe.

  • I will only use the used Yankee Candle glass for non-food items for now until I heard some official confirmation it is "food safe". No reason to risk for food safety concerns.
    – dave
    Apr 12, 2016 at 18:44
  • I think you'd have to get that statement from the Yankee Candle company, and I'm quite sure they won't go on the record as saying that even if they know it's true.
    – Carey Gregory
    Apr 12, 2016 at 18:48

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