I typically love Candlescience and all of it's products but this time I am very disappointed. Right now I have about 14 of these tins that are rusted. I had read some reviews that mentioned it but I have found out first hand that they were correct. As long as you DO NOT USE a FO that has vanillin the cans are fine but anything with vanillin will cause the can to rust. I thought mine were okay because it took about 3 weeks for it to really show up. Now I have product that I have to throw out. I cannot promote a product as safe and healthy and expect customers to buy rusted candles. Candlescience you tell us whether it has PROP65 warnings and you let us know whether a FO performs well in soy, and you even list the vanillin percentage but why don't you also tell your customers that it will cause them to lose product if they use it in the tins? I have items in my cart and right now I'm not sure I want to purchase them. You received 2 stars because the tins are okay in some cases otherwise it would have been a 1.
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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.
The 8 oz size is our bestselling tin and is even more popular than a lot of styles of candle glass.
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.
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.
Top - 2-7/8"
Side - 1 1/4" x 10"
Bottom - 2" (between feet)
Wax Weight (to Fill Line) - 5 oz.
Volume (to Overflow) - 8.5 oz.
Looking for a wick suggestion?
GB 464 - CD 18
IGI 4630 - LX 22
IGI 6006 - ECO 8
Check out our wick guide to see recommendations for other waxes! Our recommendations are estimates and should be used as a starting point for your own burn testing. >
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These are the only tins I will buy because of their great design. The feet on the bottom of the tins and the wicking guide are perfect for the candlemaking classes I teach, as well as for use for productions for candles I sell. I highly recommend these!
How long does the 8oz tin candles typically burn?
I have been using these for years and have not had any issues.
I have finally completed making my first batch of candles and they turned out great. My burn test was a complete success, just had to adjust the fragrance percentage to achieve a better scent throw. I am so proud of myself and never thought I will be able to do this. Also, these 8oz tins could not have been more perfect. Thank you Candle Science for helping me. !!!!Candle Science Rock!!!!
Question: What size labels works best for the top and side of the 8oz and 6oz tin and the label ready mason jar. Kindly provide label make and number.
I've purchased these tins in the past a few years ago and they worked fine for their purposes, but in the last 2 years I've been going with what's on trend in the industry and LOTS of candle makers are using gold tins, as well as black and white. Will you guys ever bring in other colored tins?
I've had to find around 4 separate suppliers to be innovative and keep up with the industry because you guys have my favorite fragrances, but unfortunately don't have more container selections or even wick selections (wooden wicks and even more natural wick varieties would go FAR) as it is, I have to use Natures Garden and The Jar Store to get those items. I'd give you my money if you had those options available (and maybe dropped shipping costs by 20% or so)!!
Thanks for taking the time to read my review and suggestions!
Love candlescience and their fragrances but these tins are no use. They all discolor and rust and even change the scent and color of soy. Ruined my candles. I would not recommend them.
I love these tins and have never had any problem with them discoloring, rusting, or altering the scent of my candles. I use the parrafin soy blend wax and follow the directions CS gives for adding fragrance and have absolutely no problem with any of their products. <3
-small business owner in WV
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Candlescience and everything about them, but I would love for them to find something else that is easy to travel with that doesn't RUST. I HAVE LOST 100s OF $$$$$ IN RETURNED PRODUCTS AND JUST FRANKLY DEALT WITH SO MUCH EMBARRASSMENT. Not fun, because I pride myself on providing a great, quality product. This is not. They do state this could happen... but it happens in EVERY tin... and it's only a matter of time... its just bad business... I would not recommend and that is a bummer because I love them and need to find something that would replace and be easy for my customers to travel with.
Beautiful container, however, be careful!! I live in a higher humidity area and these tins rust quickly. I am now stuck with a ton of 2oz, 6oz, and 8oz tins that I can not use. Huge bummer and waste of money.
I like these for the most part. They're a good price, and they look nice. I get the 120 pack. I usually have a dozen lids give or take that are quite hard to take off, or they slide off way too easily. I keep having to switch lids between cans to try and get a better fit. I always end up with cans that I can't use because of the lids. I want a screw top lid and a bigger tin.
I've used these tins with GB415 soy. I always apply a coating of Mod Podge inside the tin before filling with wax. (I let the tins sit for 2 days to dry good before using) Mod Podge can also be used on clay pots to seal before using for candles, its non flammable. For those who are having problems with the 'rust' try this and see what you think.
I truly love the thought of these tins. However, they WILL discolor on the inside and it 100% looks like rust. It's been an ongoing issue, they "redid" the coating but still bad. Customers will not understand that it isn't (they say it isn't - that there's a protective coating to stop it but it doesnt stop it) You CANNOT use a high fragrance load, NO vanilla (or oils with vanilla), NO citrus, & NO Cinnamon. That's a heck of a problem for a candle maker sitting on 7+ cases of 6oz & 8oz tins they wont issue a credit for :( I've ordered SOOO many supplies in the last 5 yrs.
I love these tins, so far. I'm new to candle making, but they seem to work great for me so far. I wanted to know if these are made from any recycled materials, and if they can be recycled after they are used? Obviously, any wax left in them would have to be cleaned out before tossing them in the recycle bin, but I just thought I'd ask. Thanks in advance!
These are wonderful and I love the little guide for centering the wick (I teach candle classes so this is incredibly helpful) and the little feet on the bottoms. Great price too!
so after testing with the eco 12 and eco 14 on these 8oz tin cans; i would go with the 12oz it does really well and burns evenly across; the flicker is not as bad as the eco 14 and the scent throw is amazing/ now the eco 14 does about the same but the burn is really fast and flickers alot but scent throw was good as well so i guess you can use both; whatever you like just a faster melt pool
i love these tin cans; however i am having trouble on which wic to use ; i use the g464 soy wax and no color dye i tried the eco 10 to small i think it tunneled/ so maybe eco 12 or 14 ;;; does anyone have any suggestions
These things are so cute! They are perfect for my customers who want to sample a scent before buying a larger candle. They are also selling as cute gifts for friends and family. Very easy to work with, and the wick tab section has helped me a lot!
These tins are great & I've used them for years now. I love the safety feet on the bottom & the fact it shows you where to place your wick. That being said, I do wish the protective coating on them was better b/c they do rust & I have to discount the candles to my customers. Am hoping this will improve. Also, I would love to see them in black.
I do love these tins - especially the little feet, and the size options. However - even with the protective coating the containers will still discolor/rust. Every year I have to discount last years tins because of the discoloration. Hopefully the protective varnish continues to improve...
Eco 14 or 16 works well
I really enjoy these tins. I feel that they are priced very competitively, I enjoy the indention in the center which helps to align the wick stickers, the lids seal very well and fit the bottom as well so the candle can sit in the upside down lid whilst burning, and overall I am extremely pleased with this product.
These tins are very high quality. I am impressed. Will be adding these in my line along side the straight sided tumblers
First time ordering with CS and I will never order elsewhere! The turn time on “priority shipping” was incredibly fast, beyond any vendor I have ever used. The fragrance oils are spot on or “leaf on”!
The candle tins are pre-measured to fill line taking the math and calculation guessing games out! As a first time candle vendor that makes all the difference in the world! Thank you!
CandleScience is user friendly, educational, reasonably priced and honest!
Win win win!
I bought the 8oz tins. Really like the size, but I used the ECO 10 wick and my wax tunneled. Need s smaller wick perhaps??
These tins are awesome, I wish they could make them in black, because I would be constantly buying them.
Just too pricey for tins.
This is by far the best tin for my soy wax candle. Great for traveling.
Thank you Candlescience.
never found better containers. to good to be true. must have for candle sellers.
I am new at making candles, so I truly didn't know what to expect. Bought 12 of this tins and except for the fact that I needed the wick bars, the tins work wonderfully. I have made 12 candles, so all tins are gone, but have reordered. Just need to find a way to get a case instead of 12 at a time....
Right now my apartment smells like Sweet Pea and Carribbean Teakwood. I have six that I am waiting to light and the others will be ready tomorrow. I would make these my main candle tins but would love to branch out into the glass...but for now this are really easy to fill and use...I see many nights of scents wafting throughout my house.
I might try some of the smaller ones for samples...
With a wax fill line and an outline of where to place the wick, they couldn't have made this any easier. Just made a travel tin with CS's new Orange Blossom scent (AMAZING!) and it turned out great! Can't wait to label and start selling!
I ordered these tins because I like the look more than a glass container. I paired the 8oz tin with GB 464 and ECO wicks. I used 1lb of wax which filled three tins. The tins aren't a true 8oz. I didn't use fragrance oils because I'm just testing the wax, wick and container. I melted the wax to 185 and poured at 150. This morning the tops of my candles are smooth and even with no sink holes. I'm conducting a test burn now using ECO 14, ECO 12 and ECO 10 wicks.
This tin does not rust and the little feet help to add tab and not get surface hot... Love this Tin. I have tried most scents with this tin amd found after testing ECO 12 is the best burn. The tin burns a deeper melt pool and I found the ECO 14 heated the tin too much. Light weight for shipping.
I wanted a bigger sized tin but it appears that the biggest is their 8 oz. I saw candle Wic has the 16 oz but wud rather keep my business with candle science.. anyone know?
I absolutely love these.. makes it so easy to sent the wick just right.. not as esthetic to the eye as the glass but super easy to use. Wish they placed the wick markers in the glass containers.. makes it easier. Having a hard time w/ the glass
Everytime I use these tin verses another container they have no scent in the tins.... :(
Candle Science..........are you all serious????? I put an order for tins on Thursday morning and get them on Saturday Morning. When I put in my order, the corresponding email stated that what I purchased would by coming from North Carolina and I thought it would take 6-10 days to get to me in Rhode Island. Imagine my delight when my children said I had a package from candle Science.
A great product at lightning fast speed.
I love these tins - don't ever stop making these! I also use the 4oz tins.
Top notch quality. Great price. The only thing I could ask for is to provide them in black and gold.
I love these tins. Perfect for candles and other products.
I've been using these for candles, but couldn't find a container for my new body butters and these are fantastic! No leakage the look is soooo professional! Love them!
What size and type wicks are recommended for the 4, 6, 8 oz tins
These tins are by far the best on the market. They show you where to place your wick and they have feet on the bottom to protect your furniture. I foolishly bought tins from another company, never again.
These are perfect for a modern looking candle. I love them!
There is no better marketing than word of mouth. I find these to be the perfect size to fill a small space such as a powder room, bathroom. They are a HIGHLY cost efficient means to market your products. I have used other candle tins in the past and find these to be superior in quality, functionality and cost.
These tins are perfect. The raised feet and center guide make these perfect for any candlemaker. I have tried from other companies and these are far superior to any I have found.
I just recently started making my own candles and started using these tins after watching the beginners video. I have been using these tins to pass out to family and freinds to help me sample the different fragrances and their scent throws. They are the perfect size.
I love these tins! CS has the best products!
These tins are far superior to any other tin I have found. The small raised feet on the bottom make them a better choice for candles. Excellent quality. They are great for my candles!