What To Use In Safe Candle Containers For Candle Making?

Container candles are an excellent method to begin creating candles. Why? Because making container candles is a rather simple process. Some people begin by purchasing the most beautiful jars and pots they can find. Others, on the other hand, seek to reuse items such as candle jars wholesale, coffee mugs, tins, teacups, or yoghurt jars. Seasoned candle makers, such as myself, use a combination of both in addition to candle moulds to create candles.

However, you might be surprised at how many containers are not suitable for candle production.

Using the incorrect container for candles might cause explosions or fires. As a result, knowing what is safe to use to manufacture a container candle is critical.


How Can You Tell If A Container Is Suitable For Candle Making?

Initially, you may choose a candle container depending on your particular taste or home design. However, the final question is whether it is safe to create a candle. When it comes to candle safety, here's where to start.



It may go without saying, but any container that has the potential to tip over should be avoided. Something with an uneven bottom surface, such as a hand-thrown clay bowl, would not be a suitable option. Or top-heavy goods, such as a wine glass that might topple over. 

Another factor to consider when it comes to stability is the surface on which the candle is burned. Is it secure? 


Dimensions And Form

Consider a vase with a full bottom and a limited top hole. This design is ideal for flower arrangement, but the top diameter is far too tiny to effectively wick and light a candle.

If a container has a smaller top than a wider bottom, it is not suitable for candle production. Why? Because candles create a circular melting puddle in the wax as they burn. The wax burns deeper into the candle as it burns down.

A diameter that is too small in comparison to the container's bottom will be exposed to more heat than is safe. You risk not just candle tunnelling, but also candle shattering.

Additionally, if your container has a much larger entrance than the bottom, you may want numerous wicks. When looking at a candlewick size chart, you'll discover that even the largest wicks can only be used for a candle with a 5-inch diameter.



You may believe that sealant will protect you from leaky containers as well, but I wouldn't bet on it. Depending on the extent and pace of the leak, you might be in for a heated mess! It's not enjoyable, as someone who has previously cleaned up spilt candle wax can attest.

To avoid this candle issue, fill your planned candle-making container with water and test if it leaks. You may even keep it full for a few days to look for slow leaks.



When the container of a candle splits, heated wax begins to flow. And we already know how dangerous and messy that can be. However, if a break causes a candle container to shatter and explode, you may be left with a blazing wick and no container. That indicates a house fire.


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