Box Packaging for Candles

Scented candles have the characteristics of fresh and pleasant fragrance. Different from candles in the traditional sense, scented candles are a kind of craft candle. The appearance of scented candles is rich and colorful, and the colors are beautiful. The natural plant essential oil contained in it emits a pleasant fragrance when burned. And it has the effects of beauty and health care, soothing nerves, purifying the air, and eliminating odors. Scented candles have become a way to adjust the taste of life. In order to attract more consumers, the producers or traders would like to get quite absorbing box packaging for candles.

Box Packaging for Candles Made in China

with good cost rate from China

You can choose custom printed box packaging made in China for your scented candles. Nowadays, with the surge in sales of scented candles, the need for a box packaging for candles is on the increase too. Most of them are made of white cardboard, usually, the weight differs from 250gsm to 350gsm, and some of them are with a clear plastic window to see through.

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Various Types of Candles Packaging

Scented Candles Presentation Boxes
Rigid Cardboard Candles Presentation Box

Rigid cardboard box packaging for candles is much popular, for its presentation function is quite helpful. When the consumer opens the box, the scented candle is standing in front of them. This way, it can give consumers a very intuitive feeling, “woo~ the candle is so beautiful!”

The lid of the candle packaging box is well assembled with the box body, and it’s also called lid hinged rigid gift box. Furthermore, this kind of candle packaging is possible to be printed inside and outside. Inner the bottom of the candle packaging box, there is usually an EVA foam to hold the scented candle.

Scented Candles Packaging Boxes
Two Pieces Set-up Box for Candle Packaging

Two pieces set-up box is one kind of rigid cardboard box, which is much popular for scented candles packaging. It’s also called lift off lid box, for it’s well assembled by bottom with the separated lid on the top. You can print your logo on the outside top of the lid, and add welcome phrases on the inside of the lid.

As regards to the box packaging for candles, it’s possible to make the logo with hot stamping/ foil print, embossing, flocking, glittering, spot UV, etc. These surface disposal will help make your brand much luxurious and attract more consumers.

Candle Packaging Paper Box
Candle Packaging Paper Box

White cardboard box packaging for candles is made of single layer material, usually, the weight differs from 250gsm ~450gsm (12-26pt). It’s possible to be printed with your custom logo and design graphics. In the front of the box, the producers would like to add a clear plastic PVC/ PET window to see through. This will help the consumers to know how the candles look like.

For the box structure of the candle packaging paper box, it’s usually RTE (reverse tuck end) or STE (straight tuck end). Both of them are widely used to make candle packaging boxes, perfume packaging, electronics packaging, etc. Among all the candle packaging, such a single-layer material box is the most cost-effective.

Candle Set Cardboard Boxes with PVC Cover
PVC Cover Cardboard Candle Box

Cardboard candle box with a PVC cover is a much popular and fashionable packaging solution for scented candles. Consumers are able to see through from the top and check whether candles and aroma diffusers are safe, for they are mostly made of glass jars.

There are many options for this kind of candle packaging boxes. Usually, the thickness of the top PVC/ PET is from 0.2mm to 0.45mm, and the bottom base is white cardboard or single wall corrugated board. For the inside template to hold the bottles, it’s made of corrugated board, for its better cushioning. On the top of the PVC/ PET cover, you can choose to make the logo printing on it. Usually, it’s made by hot stamping gold or silver color.

Candles Cardboard Postal Boxes
Scented Candles Cardboard Postal Box

For scented candles online business, the cardboard postal box is much necessary to protect the candles safe to reach the consumers. You can choose to make the printing on the inside and outside of the candle packaging boxes. Nowadays, the two sides printed postal boxes are super popular. Inside the box, there is an insert to hold the candles to ensure a safe shipment.

Material of the cardboard postal boxes is usually single wall E flute corrugated board with surface printing paper CCNB duplex board. Even though the board is thin, it’s still possible to reach a great cushioning. Of course, you can also choose foam or EVA to protect the scented candles during express shipping, which is a better solution.

Note: If the type of printed candle packaging boxes is not in the list above, you can contact us at any time.

Advantages to Make Custom Orders

Protective Material

We select thick cardboard as an outer for the retail appearance whilst choose a thicker 1.5mm board for the insert for added strength and protection.


All of our materials are 100% recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, and eco-friendly. Furthermore, our factory is FSC approved.


The most cost effective price break is 1000 units on custom printed orders. Or just order one sample box to test out the quality and design.

Custom Sizes

Custom sizes to suit all of your needs. Whether it’s for a set of tealights, 100g, 125g, 150g, 200g, 400g, we can tailor the box to suit your jars.

Fast Quotes

Need a quick quote? Simply provide us with the box style and size you’d like, along with any artwork or brief and we’ll get back to you with a quote.

Fast Turnaround

Our production lead time is from 15-18 working days from artwork approval.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are custom box packaging for candles?

Custom candle boxes are designed to properly display and store candles. These boxes help protect your candles from damage. Also, candle boxes make it easy to transport them. You can contact us to make these custom printed packaging boxes or make them yourself with very little effort.

2. How to design customized boxes for candles?

Nowadays, there is a very big demand for customized candle boxes. This includes companies that offer marketing items such as logo printed jars, caps, boxes, and bags, etc. If you want to make a custom printed candle packaging box, at least you need to tell the manufacturer the size of the candle jars. Thereafter the producer can figure out the dimensions of the boxes for you. Once getting your quantity requirements, they can calculate the price.

Of course, if you need a logo and other colors printing on the packaging boxes for candles, you still need to make the design artwork file, usually, it’s in .ai or PDF format. If you don’t have such a thing, please feel free to contact us. Our designer would like to help get the die-cut template for you to embed your logo and graphics.

3. What is the size of custom boxes for candles?

To make a custom printed box for candles, at least, you need to tell how big is the candle that you want to put into the box. Each style of candle requires its own size box in order to fit correctly and securely. After that, you can make the design graphics of the custom candle boxes. If you don’t have one, please contact us to offer a free diecut template for the requested candle box.

4. Do you have any solution to ensure the candle sit well in the boxes?

Usually, there is a custom made insert to suit the candle jar to protect the candle from damage. The insert can be made of white cardboard, corrugated board, EVA foam, or common foam, etc. Among them, white cardboard is the most cost-effective choice, because it’s much thin material to suit the candle jar.

5. What is the most common material you use for candle packaging box?

We commonly use 2 types of board, depending on the look and feel your brand is portrayed as. A 500-600um white artboard is preferred for printing as it will add a look of luxury to your print. We also offer a Kraftboard (brown recycled look), which is most commonly used for those that are eco-conscious. When it comes to inserts, we use a Kraft E-flute (1.5mm Thickness) to securely hold your candles in place to ensure there are no movement or breakages to the glass jars.

6. Is it possible to see a sample box before I order?

Absolutely! We have two options for samples, Plain & Printed. For a sample custom size box, the sample charge is US$50 with a box & insert. For all digital printed sample candle packaging box, the cost starts at US$100, which include pdf copy of your own keyline.

If you have an express freight collect account, the package can be shipped under your account. If you don’t have one, you can pay the shipping cost of US$50 to us, and the shipment can be arranged for you in time.

7. How long will it take to get my custom order made?

Our production lead time is 15-18 working days from the artwork approval, which means your new candle boxes will be finished in 3 weeks.

For the shipping time, it depends on which way you choose. (1) shipment by air to anywhere in the world takes about 5-10 days. (2) shipment by sea to Oceania (AU/NZ) takes 15-18 days. (3) vessel shipping to Europe’s main base port takes 28-32 days. (4) shipment by sea to the port in the west of USA takes 15-18 days, while to the east 30-35 days.

8. What ink do you print with?

We do print with soybean oil ink as we are environmentally conscious. Soybean ink is a truly environmentally friendly ink that can be applied. Moreover, its output is abundant, and the performance is safe and reliable. Furthermore, the printing effect is good, and it meets the standards of printing ink, and it has excellent environmental protection.

9. What types of finishing can I get on my candle packaging boxes?

We offer Matt/Gloss/Soft Touch Cello, Foiling, Embossing, & Spot UV. These finishes are most cost-effective when ordering in higher volumes of 1000 units.

10. Can you ship my order to the candle manufacturer?

Sure. We are able to ship your order of candle packaging boxes to your vendor in China. No problem. And we will cover the shipping cost for mainland shipment. There are several scented candle manufacturers around us, and they also source the packaging boxes from us.

Top 5 Manufacturers for Scented Candles in China

1. M & Sense (suzhou) Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd.

M and Sense (Suzhou) Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of scented candles, reed diffusers, room sprays, and other scented products. We are located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, which only takes half-hour by high-speed train from Shanghai to Suzhou. We are strong at technique, design, and products development, our designers can help you to do your own designs and create unique, well designed products which highlight current trends and provide competitive value to customers. Or you can choose to bring our M&Sense brand to your lines and we will take care of the home fragrance category for you. At the moment M&Sense brand has been registered in Europe, USA and Australia. 

Now we have two different ways of wax pouring, one is handmade and one is auto machine filling. You can customize the way you want. Our in house QC staff will apply variant tests during the whole process. All the in house tests can meet the prototype and standards of different countries, and so do the regulations. Now we have Sedex audit with us and will be renewed each year. Each year we will launch 20-30 new collections and our showroom are about 600㎡. We warmly welcome customers from at home and abroad to establish cooperation and create a bright future with us together.


Ningbo Kwung’s Home Interior &Gift Co., Ltd. was established in 2002. With several years’ fast development, we are now one of the largest candle and home decoration manufacturers in China, and we have developed long-term trade cooperations with more than 170 customers in 47 countries around the world. Our products range from candles, candle holders, home fragrances, LED Lights, other home decorations to wellness& personal caring products.

Kwung’s Home covers 30,000 square meters of production area and 10,000 square meters of storage area. The annual value of exports exceeds 40 million US dollars. We have now 400 workers with a production capacity of 5X40’GP per day.

We are making effort on every processing from the development, technology, manufacturing, quality control, warehousing, and transportation.

3. Inno Home Decoration Co., Limited

INNO was established in early 2005 and may arguably be one of the best companies for home fragrance in China. Since got into the home fragrance business 16 years ago, INNO has been dedicating herself to ultimate product safety; advanced product research and development as well as outstanding customer satisfaction, and being environmentally friendly. With more than three-quarters of the revenue goes to Europe, all INNO’s products are ready for sale and 100% compliant to CLP/ GHS. INNO passes many factory audits in various standards from different countries, which include but not limit to WCA, BSCI, SEDEX (SMETA) as well as numerous internal audit done by reputable retailers in various countries.

4. Xiamen Apple Aroma Co., Ltd.

Xiamen Apple Aroma Co., Ltd. was established in 2003. As a manufacturer with a factory in Mainland China, we have over 13 years’ experience in exporting all kinds of aroma items to 30 countries and regions. Our scented items can comply with Europe REACH, MSDS test, BV &SGS approved test. Our products are of high quality and good design with a very good reputation covering an extensive range of reed diffusers (aroma reed diffuser), air freshener spray, car air freshener, potpourri, scented candle, incense gift set, and fragrance oil. They help to improve the indoor air quality to keep us away from various kinds of allergies and pollutants in our daily life. We sincerely hope to establish long-term business relationships with clients at home and abroad based on mutual benefit. We believe that we’ll have a brilliant future if we cooperate with each other.

5. Zhejiang Isun Biotech Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang iSun Biotech Co., Ltd. specializes in reed diffusers, candles, and other products. It integrates product research, production, sales, brand planning, and customized services. We have 6 automatic wax filling lines in China & 6 lines in Vietnam. With a number of efficient automatic production lines, we are capable to produce 200,000 bottles of scented candles a day in one production base. Our candle & diffusers are made of well-refined paraffin wax, palm wax, soybean wax, jelly wax with high-quality cotton wicks, pigments, and fragrance oils. In production processes, we have set up strict inspection procedures to make sure that each batch of raw materials has been carefully screened, the color is perfect without unfriendly odor, every drop of essence added can give off genuine fragrance. The rich high-quality product matrix meets the needs of different customers for aroma reed diffusers and candles.