A brand new travel experience – can you take candles on holiday?

15 August 23

Ahhh, summer, sun, sand, sea and … candles! We love this time of year here at Melt HQ. There’s nothing better than relaxing on your hotel balcony, a luxury-scented candle burning away, waiting to go out for the night on holiday – is there a more wonderful combination of things? We don’t think so! If you like the sound of that and you’re getting ready to jet off on your next tropical adventure we’ve got everything you need to know right here.

Can you take a candle on a plane? Can you pop it in your land luggage, or does it need to go straight into the hold? Here, we’ll clear up all those questions and more, so you can enjoy your holiday the right way – with a scented candle by your side!

Scented candles and airport regulations

As exciting as the airport can be, the hustle and bustle of check-in and security can be stressful, especially if you’re travelling with a large group or family. Making sure everything is as it should be is the key to a stress-free airport experience, so that means making sure you don’t have anything in your hand luggage that will hold up the show.

When it comes to what is and isn’t allowed in hand luggage, the information can often be hard to navigate (not to mention overwhelming!). So, let’s break it down a little bit. According to the Civil Aviation Authority, you can take candles in your hand luggage (hooray!).

However, there are a few things to remember when doing so:

Solid wax candles are allowed in the hand luggage, but gel-style candles fall under the liquids category and can only be varied if they are less than 100ml. Always check with your airline for more specific guidelines, but generally speaking, this is the bottom line.
Always check your airline’s carry on weight limits so you can make sure you don’t get stung with any last minute fees for going over your baggage allowance. For this reason we’d opt for a medium/smaller candle that will infuse your time away with pleasant scents but won’t stir up a scene in airport security

Choosing the perfect holiday scent

Alright, now all that is out of the way, let’s focus on picking the perfect scented candle that will make your trip even more enjoyable! Depending on the atmosphere you’re trying to create, we have a few scented candles perfect for travelling – for a tropical citrus scent that’ll set the summer holiday tone, we’d recommend Joy. This sparkly, happy summer floral is the perfect balcony buddy for a hot evening and a glass of wine.

If you’re taking a trip to someone a little more secluded, like into the mountains or a log cabin, what better scent could there be than our Forest? This scent perfectly captures everything beautiful about the smell of nature and bottles it up so you can take it with you – she’s perfect for a chilled-out evening on the porch gazing out at the stars!

And if you’re off on holiday to get some zen time away, we have plenty of scents to help you relax, unwind and clear your mind, starting with Hush. In fact, she was created with you in mind! We’d describe her as a gentle, chalky floral that’s as easy to get along with as your best friend. If you’re looking for something relaxing but would still like a bit of zing, it has to be Eden. This is one of those rare creatures who offends no one and delights everyone. She’s incredibly versatile with hints of fresh-cut grass and creamy fig – so no matter where you’re going, she’ll make the perfect companion!

Now you’re ready to jet off into the sunset! Obviously these are just our suggestions but the perfect holiday scent is personal to you, so you should choose something that you love. Check out our impressive selection of luxury-scented candles available right here on our website. Or if you have any questions or want further recommendations, why not get in touch with our lovely team on 01200 443377? You can also visit us at our Shop On the Farm; we’ll be delighted to help you find the perfect holiday candle!

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