How To Make Candle Labels? Find Out Here!

Updated on December 28, 2022

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How To Make Candle Labels?

We are here to assist you in creating the ideal label for your candle goods, regardless of whether you want to produce candles as a do-it-yourself hobby or as part of a business venture. Because the process of manufacturing candle labels might initially appear to be somewhat daunting, we have simplified the procedure by breaking it down into five straightforward steps:

Keep reading to get a more thorough understanding of each stage in the procedure and to follow along with the steps.

Step #1

When designing a label for a product, it's important to make sure it will fit the intended purpose in terms of size and shape. We suggest starting with the backward step of choosing the container for your items.

If you know the type of container you want to use and are looking for a label shape and size that will fit it well, try measuring the area where the label should go.

We also provide bespoke cut-to-size labels that may be tailored to meet the requirements of any container, even if it has an odd form.

Step #2

After you have decided on the size and shape of your label, you can select the material it will be made of. We have a selection of materials available in sheets, rolls, and labels that can be cut to the desired dimensions, all of which are suitable for candle labels. Labels on sheets and labels cut to size are both good candidates for one of the temperature-resistant materials we have, which we normally recommend.

These materials are immune to the damaging effects of being subjected to high temperatures, such as the burning heat of a candle. Candle labels may be made using any of our materials that are waterproof or vinyl. They all perform quite well.

Regarding rolling labels, our White BOPP or Clear BOPP materials are the ones we recommend using. These materials have a long lifespan and are impervious to their environment's oil, water, and moisture. They are also immune to the harmful effects of being subjected to extreme temperatures. Check out this other post on our site for more information about deciding which type of material will work best for the label project you are working on.

Step #3

After settling on a label size and substrate, you may go on to conceptualize the artwork for your labels. You may do this using various tools, including the Online Design Tool. This program has a wide variety of typefaces, shapes, and illustrations, and it may be accessed directly from a web browser without charge. We also provide ready-to-use examples of candle label designs to help you get started. The final step is to make any necessary adjustments.

Abiding By The Rules!

Though the design process leaves plenty of opportunity for individual expression, several rules and recommendations should be adhered to for the best results. First and foremost, be familiar with your template's specifications.

No matter what label-making software you use, it's crucial that you confine all of your label's content—including text, graphics, and icons—to the designated area provided by the template. For sheets and custom-sized labels, the margin of safety is 0.125", while for rolls, it is 0.625". Below is an illustration showing how far from the label's perimeter this measurement should be made.

The dotted black line represents this distance. To prevent any of your artwork from being trimmed off during printing, ensure all of its elements fall inside the designated safe zone. If you want to learn more about buffer zones, please visit this link.

Assuming your label design supports it, you should add bleed to your label artwork if you want the background color, picture, or pattern to extend over the label's trim edge. For sheets and custom label sizes, use a 0.125" bleed, whereas for rolls, use a 0.625" bleed. The figure below shows a light blue line representing this distance, measured outward from the edge of the label. If you want to learn more about bleed, visit this link.

Don't forget to provide the essential details!

Labels should provide all the information a buyer needs to make an informed decision about a product. A candle's label should include the candle's or scent's name, your company's name and logo, and any other relevant information, such as the candle's weight and how long it will burn. There might also include a list of components or a brief description of the candle's aroma.

Do not leave out any features or benefits that might set your product apart from the competition. Features that set your candles different from the competition include being made with 100% soy wax, manually pouring, or using aromatic oils.

Step #4

Labels should be both visually appealing and informative, so design them with both in mind. Candles should have a "burn within sight" warning and safe-burning instructions included. Candlemakers typically put this data on a separate label affixed to the candle's base or base.

Step #5

It is possible to print completed labels yourself or to place a custom-printed order and have them produced by a professional printing service. Either technique works great and produces high-quality labels, especially when paired with our top-shelf supplies. The expert printing service is the best choice for bulk orders and special designs. When you get candle labels from, you can be assured that you will receive high-quality products printed by specialists.

Refer to this guide to make sure your artwork is prepared for printing. Please refer to this article to learn how to print labels at home.

Tips for making candle labels


Creating candle labels can be a fun and creative process. It is important to design them with visual appeal and essential information. Ensure to include warnings and instructions about safe burning practices and choose the right materials for your labels. You can print the labels or have them professionally printed for high-quality results. These tips will help you create beautiful, informative candle labels that draw your product's attention.

Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of where we talk all about scented candles. Known as Candace the Candle Girl, I know pretty much all there is to know about scented candles. I make and sell them on Etsy and Ebay - so be sure to ask if you have any burning questions :) (pun intended ;) )

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