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Our clear plastic tealight cups are made with UL approved flame retardant plastic, which we have found to be the best flame retardant plastic available. These tealight cups stack for convenient packaging and merchandising, and are recyclable. Tealight wicks are sold separately.

Are you new to tealight candles? Follow along in our tutorial on How to Make Soy Tealight Candles.

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. Do not use tealight cups with zinc wicks.

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

Made in the USA


Wax Weight (to Fill Line)
0.5 oz (14 g)
Volume (to Overflow)
0.5 fl oz (15 mL)
0.75" (1.9 cm)
1.5" (3.8 cm)
Prop 65 Warning

Product Reviews

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2 out of 5 Stars.
Melted at the bottom

I tried these and most of my tealight cups melted! I poured at the recommended temp and still melted.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-05-30

Thank you for taking the time to leave a product review and for sharing your feedback. A member of our Customer Support team has reached out to you via email to provide further assistance.

2 out of 5 Stars.
What happened?

I used to love these so much but last time one of my candles burned the plastic and melted! Very dangerous and I usually give these as freebies to my customers. Any tips or reason why this happened?

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CandleScience responded: 2023-04-07

Hi Dulce,

Thanks so much for your review. A member of our Support team will be reaching out shortly via email to hear more about your experience and troubleshoot alongside you.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love These

I've been using these for over a year now and have had no problems. My customers love my tealights. Ordering more now so I can start making my Spring/Summer fragrances.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I saw reviews speaking to these melting. I just tested 4 in different scents & used a 10% FRG load in each. They ALL burned evenly with no issues. I also bought the hemp tea light wicks and the burn was very clean. I love the overall aesthetics of these tealight containers and the little feet on the bottom adds further upscale appeal that give them an elegant appearance. I will be reordering more soon! Before selling it sharing., I recommend you test test test and test them again. Plus, use a variety of fragrances. As each fragrance performs differently.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love these cups!

I have been using these tealight cups for over a year now and have never had any issue with melting. I love these cups! I have used a paraffin wax and a coconut/soy mix with the eco .75 wick. I put them in a votive holder to burn. Usually get about 4 hours give or take, of burn time. As a matter of fact I'm burning 2 of them right now! I'm sorry others are having trouble and wonder why such a divide in results. I just put in another order for them and can't wait to get them. At this time I will definitely continue to use and enjoy them.

1 out of 5 Stars.

These melted first rattle out of the box. I used the recommended wicks and paraffin wax. Thank goodness I tried them out before selling.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-02-17

Thanks for your review! A member of our Customer Support Team will be reaching out shortly via email to assist.

5 out of 5 Stars.

Bought these despite the people who say these melt. I used the recommended .75 wicks and I burned one all the way through yesterday and the cup didn't melt the wick burned itself off and it also like about 3 and a half hours.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Addendum to my prior review

I double checked my order history and the wick used was LX-8, which is the recommended tealight wick for my wax choice, per Candlescience guidance. 7% FO. I apologize for my error-- I want my review to be accurate.

Upon further talk with my customers, there was another factor-- I did my test burns fairly in the open, on a curved, heat-safe candle dish. The ones that melted were in tealight holders (glass and ceramic).

It is my opinion that if a product cannot be safely used in standard candle environs, it should not be sold.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-01-03

Thanks for your review and the addendum. A member of our Customer Support team has responded to the email that you sent as well. We look forward to hearing back from you.

1 out of 5 Stars.
They melt.

Yet another maker who is having problems with the cups melting. I used the ECO-6 wicks, as suggested. I'm now having to refund customers and send out emails to others who bought the product. Please stop selling these.

1 out of 5 Stars.

The plastic tea light isn't safe to give as samples.
My family member just told me that the flame got big and melted the plastic. The wick stick was good they cut off the burnt sim before lighting it, and it didn't burn through the middle of the plastic just the outer of it. Thank god that I gave them a tea light holder because if I didn't it wouldn't have been good. I will not get these again but.... if you start selling the glass tea lights I will definitely buy those for my samples.