Skip to Content
8 oz Candle Tin
Choose a Variant

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.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out our tutorial on How to Make Holiday Soy Candle Tins. It's also perfect for gift sets!

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.

Need shipping boxes? 

Flush Packaging offers durable shipping boxes custom fit to a wide variety of CandleScience vessels—ensuring your finished candles get delivered safely.

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


Printed, Satin
Wax Weight (to Fill Line)
5 oz (142 g)
Volume (to Overflow)
8.5 fl oz (251 mL)
2" (5.1 cm)
2.95" (7.5 cm)
Max Labeling Area (Top)
2.875" (7.3 cm)
Max Labeling Area (Side)
10" x 1.25" (25.4 cm x 3.2 cm)
Max Labeling Area (Bottom)
2" (5.1 cm)
Prop 65 Warning

Community Inspiration

Product Reviews

Write A Review
4 out of 5 Stars.
recent quality is not-so-good

I have enjoyed using tins as a way to get into candle making, purely as a hobby and not as a business, so the tins have been an inexpensive way to 'dabble'. That being said, my recent order or past two orders of tins has not been so great. As soon as I opened the box I could tell the packing paper was of a lesser quality and found that the lids were often dented. For my hobby, not such a big deal, definitely not a big enough deal to return them. But I do notice a difference between the new tins and tins from previous orders, mostly in the lids as they are frequently dented and don't fit as well as the 'old' ones do. Here's hoping this was a one-off, funky batch and the better quality tins will return soon.

CandleScience Profile Avatar
CandleScience responded: 2022-12-05

Hi there Sherry! Thanks so much for your review. While we can confirm no changes have been made, we're sorry to hear that some of your tins were damaged in your recent order and we'd love to help. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out to you via email to further assist.

2 out of 5 Stars.
Wicks not sticking

I purchased the tins due the feet. However I cannot get the wicks to stick to the tins. I started out using wick stickers and once I poured the wax the wicks came undone. Next I purchased a glue stick same thing happened and third gorilla glue and they're still either coming undone once the wax is poured or I can pop the wicks out using my fingers before the wax is poured. I have tried wiping them with alcohol before applying the wicks and even letting the glued wicks sit for days before pouring the wax. I'm not confident that I can produce a safe candle using these tins.

CandleScience Profile Avatar
CandleScience responded: 2022-09-23

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this review and reach out to us so that we can help. We're sorry to hear these tins has given you issues with wicks sticking. We do want to note that we only recommend using adhesives specifically intended for candlemaking when attaching wicks to ensure safety. Wick stickers are a good option, and there are some candle-safe glues out there as well.

Making sure to clean the tins with rubbing alcohol and letting the wicks sit before pouring are both good steps, and we've found that preheating the tins can help the adhesive as well.

5 out of 5 Stars.

These tins were sent with my starter kit and I have been using them with the suggested wick size for the past six months with no problem, except for a few with wicks that did not center properly. Overall they are good for my purpose.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love these Tins!

These tins do not get too hot when burning, allows for an even melt-pool, and is an overall classic. Just wish they could keep them in stock!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Cute and perfect for gifts

I am a hobbyist candlemaker and made candles for friends/family for Christmas using these tins. They are so cute!
Perfect size for what I wanted to do and great option for a beginner. I would purchase again.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Wick Size??

I used the CD 18 6" pretabbed wicks as recommended with 464 Soy Wax and it is not creating a good melting pool. All of the candles I have burned tunnel even when I let them burn for several hours. Is there a better wick size?

5 out of 5 Stars.
love these

I really love these tins and they are a great seller. I wonder if you will offer them in black and/or copper?

CandleScience Profile Avatar
CandleScience responded: 2021-09-07

Hi there! Thank you for leaving your review. A member of our Support team will be reaching out shortly via email to better assist you!

3 out of 5 Stars.

only had these for a few days and already seeing rust form in a few of the candles. lids are fine, and no problems with dents. but the rust is def happening.

CandleScience Profile Avatar
CandleScience responded: 2021-08-31

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!

4 out of 5 Stars.

I buy the 8 oz tins and am pleased with them. I have never had a problem with the lids, they are sturdy and do not dent easily. Many people said they had trouble finding the right wick. I use eco 10 in the 8 oz tin and it burns to the edge. I also have not experienced any discoloration. I am happy with these and buy them often!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love them!

To start, the lids fit fine on the ones I got. Easy on and off. With or without 464 wax in them. I am very pleased. My batch of tins did have a tiny dent on opposite ends of the lower sides. Almost like where a machine grabbed ahold of them. You can barely notice it though. I would buy more. What would be really cool is if it actually held 8 oz of liquid wax to the fill line.