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Can You Bring Candles on a Plane?

According to the TSA, candles are allowed in both carry-on and checked luggage. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which oversees security regulations for air travel in the United States, provides guidelines on what items are permitted on planes. Even though candles are allowed on planes, there are still important details for you to be aware of when packing for your next trip or bringing home souvenirs.

  1. Size: Your candles must meet the TSA's size regulations for carry-on items, which generally means they should be small enough to fit comfortably in your carry-on bag and not exceed the airline's weight restrictions.

  2. Type: Specific types of candles are not allowed or may be subject to additional security. Gel candles are not allowed. Candles with decorative elements like seashells or beads, may be subject to additional examination. But candles with soy wax, beeswax, coconut wax and paraffin wax are totally fine.

  3. Packaging: It's very important that candles are packaged safely to prevent any kind of breakage. For carry-ons, place candles in a resealable plastic bag. This is for security purposes but also preventing any shattered glass or ceramic from being exposed. In checked luggage, consider wrapping candles in clothing or packing them in a sturdy container to minimize the risk of breakage.

  4. Safety Precautions: I feel like this goes without saying - but even though you can bring candles on planes, you cannot light them. Open flames are not allowed on planes (obviously).

  5. Destination Regulations: Depending on your destination, there may be specific regulations or restrictions regarding candles. Some countries may have limitations on different types of candles or restrict their importation.

While the TSA permits candles in both carry-on and checked luggage, it's always a good idea to check with your airline for any additional policies or restrictions they may have. By following these guidelines and exercising caution, travelers can enjoy the ambiance of candles at their destination without any hassle during their journey.

But if you're not comfortable with bringing candles on planes, luckily Nose Best ships candles across the US and Puerto Rico for your convenience. Find your next favorite fragrance here!

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