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4 oz Candle Tin with lid
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Candle tins are a great alternative (or complement) to traditional glass candle containers. Ours have a really nice finish and include snug fitting lids. These are great for gift sets, themed sets, giveaways, and more. Also available in 2 oz, 6 oz, and 8 oz tins.

Looking for some inspiration? Try DIY Candle Wedding Favors!

CandleScience tins are made from steel and are safe and easy to use, thanks to:

  • Raised Safety Feet that keep surfaces cool, and candle burners happy!
  • Wick Tab Outline that makes wicking a breeze.
Protective Varnish Coating

Our candle tins have a varnish coating on the inside of the tin to help protect the metal from discoloring. Keep in mind that aroma components like citrus oils, cinnamon oil, and vanillin in fragrance oils can still cause the color of the tin to shift, particularly at higher fragrances loads.

How much wax will it hold? 
See this information in the Properties section of this page. Learn more about container wax weight and volume.

Looking for a wick suggestion?
Check out our wick guide to see recommendations! Our recommendations are estimates and should be used as a starting point for your own burn testing.

Wholesale Ordering
Check out our wholesale page for more information on ordering candle tins and other candle supplies in bulk or by the pallet.

Made in the USA


Wax Weight (to Fill Line)
2.7 oz (77 g)
Volume (to Overflow)
4.7 fl oz (139 mL)
1.75" (4.4 cm)
2.56" (6.5 cm)
Max Labeling Area (Top)
2.125" (5.4 cm)
Max Labeling Area (Side)
8.125" x 1" (20.6 cm x 2.5 cm)
Max Labeling Area (Bottom)
1.25" (3.2 cm)
Prop 65 Warning

Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.

So far, I love the look and size. However, I was wondering if they get hot being so small?

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CandleScience responded: 2023-04-03

Hey Denise, this is a great question! We will need a bit more information regarding your Candle-Making process and the materials used to be able to provide an answer. A member of our Customer Support team will be reaching out via email to assist! We look forward to speaking with you.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Nice Sample Size

Great size tin for sampling or testing. Noticed a little discoloration around the wall of the tin.. but not in the 8oz tin. Will continue to test and see what works best.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-06-01

Hi there, thank you for kindly taking a moment to leave a review. A member of our team has reached out to you via email to assist further!

1 out of 5 Stars.

I like them but I noticed that inside wall discolored. Not sure if there’s a way to prevent. I just decided not to add them to my candle collection. I may try mini tumblers.

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CandleScience responded: 2021-09-03

Hi there! I'm sorry to hear you've encountered some rusting with your tins. While the tins do have a protective coating, particular fragrances, specifically those with components of citrus, cinnamon, or vanillin, can cause the tin to discolor. We include a note about this in the details section above but we've also reached out via email to see how we can assist further!

5 out of 5 Stars.

I love these. I sell these in packs of 3. I use the cd 8 or cd6 or eco 4 depending on the fragrance. I did have a heavy vanilla load at 10% in 464 and the bottom did rust or turn brown. As long as I stay under 8% with vanilla its ok. I've never gotten a complaint.

4 out of 5 Stars.
candle tins

I love these candle tins. However, some of mine arrived with dents and/or scratches on them.

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CandleScience responded: 2020-12-11

Hi! A member of our team will be reaching out shortly!

1 out of 5 Stars.
Wicks Don’t Stick!

I secure the wicks using the pro wick stickers. I place each one carefully and press down firmly. Once I’ve poured the wax (135 degree pouring temperature), the wicks no longer stick and start moving! I put flowers in my candles so by the time the wick moves, it’s too late for me to save the wax! I can’t have flower petals anywhere near the wick if I were to pour the melted wax in another tin. I’m not one to leave bad reviews, but I’ve wasted too much money and supplies on these.

5 out of 5 Stars.

To all the friends I've seen asking about label sizing - I use a 2.5inch round label for all my tins. This size goes all the way to the edge of the 4oz tins and goes to the edge of the raised portion on 6oz tins. If you want a label that fits to the edge of the raised portion of the 4oz tin, I'd recommend a 2inch round label 😁 if you are making labels for the sides, check out the dimensions listed and that should tell you the height so you can plan accordingly. Happy chandeling!

Side note: I use only CS tins even though they are more expensive just for the raised feet feature! My customers appreciate it. I've had requests for 16oz candles, but I can't find any with the raised feet. Please consider adding 16oz tins to the collection 😁

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CandleScience responded: 2020-10-05

Hi there! Thank you for your review. We have passed your suggestion along to our product development team!

5 out of 5 Stars.

I love these tins, no problems in rust or discoloring and I’ve used fragrance oils & essential oils.
I just ordered the 6 oz size

4 out of 5 Stars.
Tin can too hot


The tin can gets really hot. I picked it up to move it, while burning, and it was so hot to the touch that I dropped it (natural reaction) immediately. I almost burned myself. I was shocked. I used the instructions to the exact measurements. I will continue to use Candle Science because I trust the quality, like the product selection and love the educational series you share to ensure users produce quality products. I truly believe its sooo hot because it is TIN after all but wanted to share my experience as a first time candle maker and so that you know. But wow, was I shocked to pick up the tin can.

Still a happy customer

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love the tins, but wick size is tricky.

I have been testing wick sizes with the 4 oz tins using 464 soy wax. The Eco 8 seemed to be a bit too small, and I'm not a huge fan of the "eco" in general. The CD 12 was too big, but not ALL that big, surprisingly. I finally bought the CD 8, as recommended. I has the candle lit for 2 hours, and still no full melting pool- what a bummer, I ordered a bunch of them.

Any suggestions from candlescience or others- anyone using 464 and these tins that have a magic wick size!?

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CandleScience responded: 2020-08-28

Hi! We're happy to have helped troubleshoot this for you!