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    What are Candles in Tins?

    Candles in tins refer to candles that are in metal containers or are made from tin or aluminium. These candles are a popular choice among candle enthusiasts due to their cost, convenience, safety, and versatility. The tin container provides a protective barrier, enclosing the candle and allowing for easy transportation and storage. For this last reason, these candles in tins are sometime referred to as travel candles. Our candles are available in many sizes from as small as 90 grams to a large 250 grams. These sizes provide a range of prices to suit most purposes. For other Articles in our Candles and Soapery Knowledge Base, click here...

    Eco Friendly Candles in Tins

    Eco-friendly and sustainable products are important to us and that is why we choose soy wax (or other plant-based waxes) and eco-friendly wood or cotton wicks for our Candles in Tins. Tins are an eco-friendly and sustainable product and is more easily recycled than glass. All our soy wax candles in tins are handmade, and hand poured by us at our FelinFach Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. 


    Candles in Tins. Handmade candles in tins with soy wax in Pembrokeshire, Wales UK
    Candles in Tins. Hand poured candles with premium plant-based wax and eco-friendly wood or cotton wicks, available in our online shop, click here...


    Modern-Day Candle Chandler - Handmade and Hand Poured Candles in Tins

    A Candle Chandler? - "a maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap".

    We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring candles in tins but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. Our eco-friendly candles are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes and many of our candles have wooden wicks to create that delightful candle wick crackling.




    Handmade Candles in Tins

    Our candles in tins are handmade and hand poured by us in our Candle Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales. 

    • Handmade using the finest, natural plant-based wax such as soy wax, the same wax as in all our candles.
    • Infused in nostalgic, evocative premium high-grade natural fragrances that can calm, energise, or uplift
    • Available in a choice of matt white or matt grey coloured tins, with between 90g and 250g of plant-based candle waxes.
    • Packed in plastic free, recyclable boxes and internal packing materials


    5 Benefits of Candles in Tins

    Handmade candles come in a variety of containers such as glass jars but also nowadays, in tins. There is no difference in the quality of the wax and the fragrance between a candle in a tin and one in a glass jar. The main benefits of candles in tins are.

    • Protection - Tin does not break like candle glass containers. Of course, they can be dented but they will never completely break like glass.  Candles in tins are a great option for outdoor events, camping barbeques etc as they are less prone to being knocked over due to their relatively large base in proportion to their height.
    • Candle Lids - Every candle in a tin comes with a lid. This often not the case with glass jar candles. Lids keep out dust and dirt but also help to keep the candle fragrance preserved until you are ready to light the candle.
    • Transportable - due to their durability, tin candles are much easier to transport to anywhere such as to friends and family, events such as weddings or parties etc. It is for this reason they are sometimes referred to as travel candles.
    • Affordability - Candles in tins are usually a more affordable choice of candle as the tin casings cost less than glass. 
    • Safety - The metal container surrounding the candle helps to contain the flame and prevent the risk of fire hazards. The tin acts as a barrier, reducing the chances of accidental spills or igniting nearby objects. This makes candles in a tin a safer option, particularly where there are children or pets.


    Candles in Tins - Questions and Answers

    Q1. Do candles burn better in tin or glass

    • Due to the difference in heat resistance of glass and tins (glass is more resistant) the scent throw can be different. Typically, the scent throw is more pronounced from candles in a tin whereas the throw is more subtle from glass jars.

    Q.2 Do the tins get hot when the candle burns

    • In a word, yes! Best to be sure how hot it is before picking it up especially when the wax has almost been used up.

    Q.3 How do you clean tin candles when the wax has been used up

    • Candle wax shrinks as it freezes and so should just fall out of the tin when turned upside down.
    • The amount of time it will take for the wax to freeze will vary but could be say 20 to 30 minutes or many hours.
    • Once most of the wax is out, a bit of hot water and soap will get the tin clean.

     Q4. What type of wax is best for candles in tins

    • All types of wax are suitable for a candle in a tin. We use natural soy wax in all our candles.

    Q5. Are the tins recyclable

    • In the UK they are recyclable like all other tins cans. You should check in your country for local regulations.

    Q6. How long do Tin Candles last

    • Like other candles under ideal conditions candles in tins will burn for 25 to 50 hours depending on their size.
    • Trim the wick to about 5 millimetres or a quarter of an inch before lighting the wick.
    • If there is any debris in the candle after your last burning, its best to remove it.
    • Keep your candles out of draughts, if possible


    Candles and Soapery - Knowledge Base and Customer Support Portal

    Extensive Candle-Care Resources all in One Place

    If you need the full low-down on our chandlery, candle and soapery products, we’ve got all the details and information you’ll need in our Knowledge Base. Browse through these articles and experience all your candle-care resources in one place, click here... 


    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your 3 wick candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice... 

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place candles too close together.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care, click here...


    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Traditional Caernarfon poercullis patterns, contemporary colourspatterns Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural dyes Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email 


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    Last updated 10th March 2024

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