What Material should you choose for your Candle Labels?

Thinking of making or selling candles and want to know what material you should be using for your custom labels and stickers? Well, you're in the right place! We've got lots of material options suitable for candle labels, from recycled paper to waterproof plastic, you'll find what you need to make your brand stand out whilst being safe.

Don't just trust our word, thousands of our customers use different materials for their candle labels, we've compiled a list below of all the materials used; not to worry they're all heat resistant.

Eco-friendly Label Materials

Many small businesses are conscious of their environmental impact and try to reduce it as much as possible whether that be using paper packaging, soy wax or more. That can also extend to your product labels, our eco-friendly materials are made from 100% post-consumer waste.

Candle Label Material Guide Recycled Paper
  • Perfect for pastel for colourful designs
  • Tiny specks in the material show through to add character
  • Made from 100% recycled paper

Photo credit: @thefodcandleco & @univers_botanique

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Recycled kraft paper candle labels
  • Light brown kraft paper
  • An authentic and rustic look ¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Made from 100% recycled paper

Photo Credit: @myminimalco & @oh_james

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Premium Paper Materials

Need a high-end finish for your candles or to add a bit of glam for Christmas? Our premium papers aren't just suitable for candles but they look great!


Textured Cream Paper Candle Labels
  • Cream coloured material
  • Thick, high quality ridged paper
  • Matt finish

Photo Credit:  @myminimalco & @olympus_candles_uk

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Golden paper candle labels
  • High-end and luxury look
  • Gold text effect
  • Glossy finish to catch the eye

Photo Credit: @opulentcandles.co & @sherefantasyco

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White Paper - Our Most Popular Material

Our standard paper is not only our cheapest option but also comes with a matt or gloss finish that really elevates the look. These finishes also provide protection to the print, making it long-lasting and enhancing the colour. 

Glossy finish paper candle labels
  • Shiny, high-quality finish
  • Bright and vibrant colours
  • Eye-catching design

Photo Credit: @mykandle.co & @hepoline_paris

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Matt Finish Paper Candle Labels
  • Down to earth look
  • Brings a soft appearance to colours
  • Smooth touch

Photo Credit: @veganbunnyco & @jadescentique

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Plastic Label Material in Two Finishes

These plastic candle labels with gloss or matt finish are waterproof and durable. Upgrade the white plastic by printing in full colour, making your brand stand out. 

Glossy finish plastic candle labels
  • Waterproof and durable
  • Bright and vibrant colours
  • Reflects light to catch the eye

Photo Credit: @casadecanelo & @kayluhome

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Matt plastic candle label
  • Waterproof and durable
  • Brings a soft appearance to colours
  • Smooth touch & long lasting

Photo Credit: @mesptitesmeches & @willowandthymehomefragrance

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Transparent material with matte or glossy finish

Clear plastic candle labels are probably the closest you can get to a printed-on look. They don't distract from the lovely candle container you use as they allow your label design to seamlessly blend in, especially on clear glass containers.

Gloss Transparent Candle Label
  • Perfect for shiny glass containers
  • Backing white print for vibrant colours
  • Waterproof and ultra-resistant

Photo Credit: @whitelotuscandlecompany & @les_lumieres_de_gaia

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Clear Matt Finish Candle Label
  • 'No label' effect as if the design were printed on the candle
  • White underprint technology to make the colour pop
  • Waterproof and ultra-resistant

Photo Credit: @thehumblelantern & @kandlesandkrystals

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Waterproof or Silver Plastic Material

If you are looking for durable and conformable (stick to odd shapes and angles) for your candle labels, choose our waterproof material. Another flashy durable option is our silver plastic film labels, super thin and strong with a metallic shine.

Ultra-resistant waterproof candle labels
  • Most resistant and durable material
  • Conforms to shapes: perfect for any type of support
  • No finish needed- naturally matt

Photo Credit: @ottercandleco & @clevedoncandleco

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Silver Candle Labels
  • Shiny, metallic look to catch the eye
  • Waterproof and durable
  • White underprint for bright colours

Photo Credit: @miaou_candle & @cohoalto

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Personalised or Blank Labels

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Professionally printed Labels & Stickers. Design or upload your custom labels and we will print & deliver them to your door. Our high quality labels come in various shapes, materials and finishes. Prices start from just £12 with delivery within 5 working days.

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Avery Labels are available in all good stationers and online retailers. We sell over 500 different packs of blank printable labels that vary in shape, size, material and quantity. And you can use our free online software to design & print your labels!

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Need a variety of different labels sizes or shapes? Then buy labels by the sheet! Simply select what shape, size, colour and quantity you need and then add them all to one order. Prices start from as little as £4.80 for 5 sheets and we'll deliver them to you to print.

Pick and Mix your blank label sheets
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What material is used for candle labels?

Any material can be used for candle labelling as long as it is temperature resistant. The melting point of wax tends to be 50 to 80 degrees celsius so it is reasonable to assume the top temperature for a candle jar would be over 80¬įC. Our label materials and adhesives are temperatures tested for both minimum and maximum temperatures; they'll also say stuck during temperature fluctuation.

Here's a list of materials that are used for candle labels: 

  • Papers: textured paper, white paper, kraft paper, gold paper, recycled paper
  • Plastics: white plastic, clear plastic, waterproof plastic, silver film,¬†

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