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How to Choose the Best Jars for Making Candles?

Oct. 28, 2022

You may be thinking about buying a new scented candle, but when you see those fancy jar candles in shops or online, do you often think "are glass candles good?"


There are many different types of containers that can be used to store and light your favorite candle scent, with glass jars being the most popular choice for consumers.


Candle making is great fun and creative work. If you like to decorate your premises with candles, then make sure that the candles you make will have a beautiful decorative effect. Often people use different types of containers to hold their candles.


   Glass Candle

Glass Candle

Glass jars for candle making

Candle glass jars are the most effective containers for keeping candles burning for a long time. They can even beautify spaces and hold large amounts of candle wax. This blog gives us an insight into the best glass jars to choose from when making candles.


How to choose the best jars for making candles?

Choosing the best glass jars for candle making is a simple and fun process to execute. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of when choosing a glass jar. Let's find out more below.

Candle Jar and Scented Candles

 Candle Jar and Scented Candles   

  • Size. The size of the glass jar is of great significance as it helps to determine how much candle wax you can fit inside. Depending on the space you wish to light your candles in, it is important to choose the right size of glass jar accordingly.

  • Shape. The shape of the glass jar determines how much wax to put in it. If you want to make decorative candles, then the glass jar should be designed differently. There are different shapes of glass bottles on the market and you can choose as many as you wish.

  • Heat resistance: glass jars have the amazing feature that they are heat resistant and you can easily hold them or put them in various places. When a candle is lit, the container usually gets quite hot, but this is not the case with glass jars; they never get too hot to hold. Good quality glass jars are therefore considered heat resistant and can be used to make candles.

  • Crack and leak-proof. Glass jars should be crack and leak proof. This is the best quality for glass jars, as other containers often break or start to leak wax. Glass jars are fairly well fixed and there should not be any cracks in the surface of the glass jar.


What to Look for in a Container

In addition to being resistant to fire, leaks, and cracks, look for heat-resistant containers. Even if your candle burns properly, the wax pool and flame get hot as it burns, so your container needs to take that heat.


This is why jelly jars have been so popular over the years. They are designed to withstand high heat and they hold wax very reliably. Other types of glassware are perfectly fine too, as long as it's thick enough to withstand the heat.


Ceramic bowls, properly treated flower pots and well-sealed metal tins can be wonderful containers as well. They're often more heat-resistant than clear glass.


Be sure to take into account the shape of the container. If it has a wide mouth and is narrow at the bottom, it's going to get hotter and hotter as it burns and may be prone to cracking.