Labels and Stickers for Candles
There’s something evocative about candles, they’re millennia old but we still love them despite the modern alternatives. Many will associate them with romance or nostalgia or maybe you just like them because they make the place look warm and homely as opposed to the sterile electric bulb. There are many novel ideas for expanding your market in this niche; personalised wedding favours are an increasingly popular product, in fact personalising any gift or idea is a way of adding that little bit extra, your imagination is the only limit.
A relatively modern take on it is the scented candle, essential or fragrance oils produce a pleasant smell before they are lit (cold throw) and while they are burning (hot throw). We’ve noticed a significant rise in popularity of these products from people making them for family and friends and adding a personalised touch with a bespoke label, through more serious hobbyists that sell them locally or on online auction sites to larger operations selling through retail, nationally and beyond.
Essential oils are the natural variety and are distilled from plants, seeds or flowers. You can achieve different effects with combinations and some are claimed to have health and positive mood benefits. Fragrance oils are formulated in the laboratory and can simulate almost whatever you desire from the latest perfume from Yves Saint Laurent to the smell of fresh cut grass.
There are 3 basic types of candle from a labelling point of view which can govern the choice of adhesive that you might opt for. Votive candles are named after the small religious offering candles that are usually in a glass container, the name often covers larger types but for our purposes here we’re referring to any that are supplied in a container, in which case a removable adhesive would be preferable so the customer can peel the sticker off without leaving a tacky residue. Pillar and tapered candles can be labelled directly but since the wax has low adhesion properties a standard permanent adhesive can be peeled without harming the surface. Finally rolled beeswax and ice candles have a rough surface so are normally wrapped so a permanent sticker can be used since the packaging is discarded.
Yankee Candles are a brand from America that have led the way for decorative and scented candles in many respects and have become a generic name for products in this genre but the market is by no means saturated and you too can make your mark. Choose a unique sticker to set your product apart and get it custom made with Handy Labels today.