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?
Ready to Order?
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.
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 -10"W x 1 1/4"H
Bottom - 2" (between feet)
How much wax will it hold?
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.
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
I really love these tins and they are a great seller. I wonder if you will offer them in black and/or copper?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
These tins are great! Trial purchase of these and 4 oz. convinced us to switch to tins vs glass jars--they're much easier and a better final product.
Not sure what happened during transit but over half of tin lids have dents. Good thing they will have labels also on lids.
Hi! We're always happy to send replacements for items that were damaged in transit. We've reached out via email to assist!
I tried using their recommended eco 8 and it failed miserably. I tried cd8s, 10s and eco 10s and 12s, I just can’t get it to reach the sides of the tin. I think the problem is that the heat isn’t heating up the sides like it would in a glass container. I think I am going to have to double wick these to get them to finally get a full melt pool. Not the best solution IMO, I am not going to reorder these again.
This review is only if you are using IGI 6006. I haven’t tried soy in these.
At first I was a little hesitant about this purchase but decided to try them anyways so far they're easy to open I love the wick centering and the feet on them. Already went through my first case so I'll definitely be ordering more.
I have only opened 1 of the 4 boxes I ordered but I am so impressed by these! They are bigger than I anticipated but I'm okay with that. They are beautiful and for the cost they feel really quality. I'm looking forward to trying these out and see how they perform.
I'm having struggles with the correct wick size for this tin can. I'm using the 444 soy was with an ECO 10 wick and it is not creating a full melting pool. I can use any suggestions for different wick sizes please.
Hi there! A member of our support team has reached out via email to assist further!
Just like everybody else I have these tins With
The little feet on the bottom. I like that feature. However if the trade is to have a lid that doesn’t fit I would like to pass. like many other people I’ve had lots of issues with these and in fact was completely embarrassed at a Christmas event when nobody could really open them. It doesn’t look like a new complaint and I purchase these back in the summer. Last week I purchased new lids from a different vendor that fits this much much better. Why can’t there be a lid that fits? When you purchase the product it says it comes with the lid and the assumption is is that it’s the correct lid for this product but it is not! This is a known issue at this point and it should get resolved replace this live with one that fits this product please. I gave it to stars because I had to go buy the lids from a different place which cost me money and is a massive hassle. Feels a bit shotty Since it’s clearly a known issue. Please back up your product and get the correct lid.
Great size to start my business.
I see alot of comments on here about the tin lids. I like the tins but I'm having alot of customers say they have a hard time getting the lids off. Can't you do something about this? If u twist it like a screw off top it works better. Maybe change to a screw off lid. I was a vendor at a craft show and people were struggling to get the lids off to smell them. Thats not good for a business if that's a problem.
Ok I absolutely love these tin, however they a very difficult to open .
Got these tins, they rusted out when used for whipped soap and got dented so easily... would love a more sturdy option and maybe different shapes. Love the look and having an alternative to glass but they just dont hold up over long periods of time
My last two purchases of the 8 oz. candle tins, about 3 boxes, all have very tight lids. This makes it very difficult to open esp. when you are presenting your candles as a gift or for sale. Its actually considered a defect. Please work on improving the lids for the 8 oz. tins. It was disappointing that I had to purchase additional tins from another vendor in order to deliver the best product to my customers and friends.
I was hoping that the next shipment of the 8 oz tins would have been of better quality than the last. The tin lids are still scratched looking
Hi there! Thanks for letting us know so we could help, a member of our Support Team will be reaching out shortly!
Love these tins. They're a great option for offering a smaller candle. I don't normally leave reviews, but as I was reading what people have to say about these tins and leaving poor reviews I had to laugh and leave a positive review. These tins always arrived in great condition and are packaged with care. Sounds like the issues that people are having with these tins are due to operator error.
I had very high hopes for these tins. they do work they are great even having the center circle and the little feet are great but the freakin lid. all of my customers have to sit there and struggle to get it off of their candle. this is annoying i do hope it fixed. everything else about this is great and i will continue to order these because of the center thing and the feet and because it is always packaged nicely with no scratches or dings or dents.
I bought these tins and paired them with the recommended Wicks but my candles didn’t burn evenly they tunneled and didn’t work out for me :( what wicks do you recommend? I love the tins themselves just having trouble with the wick
Hi! We're happy to have helped troubleshoot this issue for you!
My last 4 orders of 8 oz tins have been disappointing, consider I called and made Customer Service aware of the issue. The tops of the lids appear scratched.
Hi! Thanks for letting us know so we could help!
Why, why, why is CS selling this garbage? Two weeks after making a batch - rust all around the edges.
I love Candle Science and buy mostly everything for my business from here. I have purchased these 8oz tins for a few years with no issues until my most recent order - the lids are too tight and I can barely get them off. I tried putting these lids on some older tins from previous orders and they actually fit okay, so I have to assume it may be an issue with the tins themselves in this batch..? I'm disappointed since I now have dozens of made candles with hard to remove lids - which isn't the end of the world, but not a great selling point either. I plan on ordering more, but if I keep having the same issue, that may be a deal breaker for me :(
Other than that, I really like the feet on them and the wick centering guide on the bottom! No real rusting issues except for a couple scents - Christmas Hearth and Cranberry Marmalade. Also love the fast shipping! Some people have complained about shipping costs being high, but if you compare item prices + shipping cost with other websites, it usually comes out to be the same.
I love the look of these tins, and they are so easy to work with! However, I’m having issues with the tins rusting with any fragrances that contain vanilla. I’ve tried coating with modge podge and I’m still getting discoloration. Moving forward, I’ll pour my vanilla fragrances only in the glass jars and only use tins for non vanilla fragrances.
The lids are hard to remove. Not Just hard, close to impossible. to think I bought 100 of these poorly made tins. Candle science discontinue these please people are wasting there money.
I like the tins BUT I dont like the rust around the candle rim. It doesn't happen right away. The rust forms after they set for about 2-3 weeks. So if you make a big batch you don't realize this until it's too late. They say cinnamon, vanilla, cause this but alot of other oils do it too. They say it doesn't affect the candle but it doesn't look very nice to sell like this. And the cinnamon, vanilla are my best sellers and buyers like the tins. I guess I won't be able to make candles in tins. I read a review on here that a lady used mod podge around the rims and said that worked. But candle science doesn't recommend that because they haven't tested it. I really didn't want to get into using glass containers. So until someone comes out with a better tin my candle making is over. Very disappointing because I enjoyed it. .
Hi there! Our tins are designed with a protective varnish that protects them from direct contact with the fragrance oil. The trickiest fragrances are those that have high citrus oils, cinnamon oil, and vanillin content, particularly at higher fragrance loads. However, other fragrance components can also cause discoloration, so testing is always recommended before producing large batches! If you are using a higher fragrance load, you may want to consider decreasing your fragrance amount to help alleviate some of the discoloration. Please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any other questions or concerns!
CD-12 works just fine, too.
I need to buy from the wholesale shop but I don’t now how to lol. Plz if you could help me find it that would be great
Thanks for leaving a review! All of the wholesale prices we offer are shown on the product page for the individual item. All wholesale pricing will always apply to the largest size of an eligible item, and the prices will adjust automatically once you add the required amount to your cart. For the 8 oz candle tins the largest size to become eligible is the 120 pc case. When you put 4 or more of these in your cart it would qualify for the wholesale price.
I like the tins, because theyre easier in that you dont have to worry about adhesion to the sides. however, they do rust and the suggested wick size seems to be too big as far as mushrooming and flickering. the melt pool timing is good, but the wick flickers, mushrooms, and has a strong scent because it's too big, so i would wick down
I used wick sticker pro on my tins but for some reason when I tried to add the wick bar after pouring the wax my wick stickers are coming loose from the tin. I wait until it is 130-135 to pour-I also make sure they are secure prior to pouring. I use alcohol on them to make sure there is no dust. Not sure why the wick are not sticking to the bottom. I have lost my attraction to the tins now.
Any sugestions or advice on what I am doing wrong?
Thanks for leaving a review for the Wick Sticker Pro! We're sorry to hear you're having issues with getting your wick stickers to stick! A member of our support team has reached out to you to better assist you!"
I love these tin . I’m using 464 it said use CD18 . Some candles makers uses eco 12 or eco 14 can we use all 3 .
I love these tins, but would really love to see them in black and gold options as well!
Absolutely love the new centering option but the lids are too tight. I don’t know why they don’t have a standard size that fits all of these tens I have three different types now and the lids are not universal. My old 10 lids fit these new tens better. I absolutely love the time-saving preset centering in the bottom of the tens and in fact I wish all candle containers had that I’m not sure why they don’t do that for the glass jars as well. However these lids are terrible you really have to work at it to get the lid off and on it almost clicks it’s that tight but the old lids fit smoothly on them. I will continue to order these because I like to centering but I sure hope they find a lid that fits because this isn’t the right lid
I see the top says it is 2 7/8 is that for the inner circle or the complete roundness of the tin top?
Hi! The 2 7/8" labeling area will be for the inner circle of the tin without going over the lip.
Hi everyone PSA here! I do love Candle Science and been using them for a very long time. These tins are awesome, I loved them, especially the feet - most tins don't have little teeny feet! These DO cause discoloration with some scents. When I emailed they said they could send me a list of scents that will cause the reaction with the inner coating. I lost a ton of money bc I could not sell the discolored tins (4, 6, and the 8oz) - anything with vanilla will FOR SURE cause a rusty looking color on the inside of the tin AND on the wax around the edges. Please add the list of scents that will cause the reaction so small businesses don't lose money - or wedding favors ruined like the comment below. I really truly love you and the tins wont stop me from ordering - your customer service is spectacular and so is everything else. I feel like this is a need to know though, especially with vanilla being so popular and since SOOO many scents contain a percentage of vanilla - even a small percentage.
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.
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!
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!
I love these tins! CS has the best products!
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.
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.
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 are perfect for a modern looking candle. I love them!
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.