Candle Warning Labels-Safety Labels & Stickers

Candle Warning Labels-Safety Labels & Stickers

What you need on candle warning labels + free templates

Candle labels aren’t just for product branding and adding a pleasing aesthetic to your candles, they also provide important safety information for your customers. We’ve put together some easy to order or printable candle safety labels, as well as tips to make sure your candles have the proper warning labels on them.

More than 8,500 house fires a year on average are caused by candles, according to the NFPA. And, according to a study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 85% of those could be prevented by following three simple rules.

  • Always burn candles within sight
  • Never burn candles near flammable items
  • Keep candles away from children and pets

What you need on your candle safety label

Current industry standards state that the three candle safety rules should always be placed somewhere on your candles for proper fire safety. Thankfully there are industry-standard pictograms that help convey the message when space is limited. The ASTM standards recommend that fire safety warning labels are put on each unit of sale, and visible at the point of sale. Also, you need to make sure they’re not covered, obstructed, or removed by the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer.

If you need some help applying your candle safety labels, check out How to Apply Your Candle Labels Perfectly for some useful tips.

Most warning or cautionary labels also feature instructions for proper candle burning:

Burning Instructions
Trim wick to 1/4″ before lighting. Keep candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Only burn the candle on a level, fire-resistant surface. Do not burn the candle for more than four hours at a time. Stop use when only 1/4″ of wax remains.

Candle label template designs

To help you label your candles quickly and safely, we’ve created some candle warning labels you can order instantly online.  The messaging on our warning label templates adheres to ASTM standards. They feature proper burn instructions, as well as basic candle safety. We have four easy-to-order designs to choose from. So, whether you want to go with or without pictograms, simply click on the link below for the template that matches the label size you’ll be using. Once you’ve found the template you need, you can print the labels yourself using Avery blank labels, or let us Avery WePrint professionally print your safety labels.

Candle safety labels Keep out of reach of children and petsRound Candle Warning Label with pictogramsRectangle Candle Warning Label with pictograms on leftRectangle

1″ round labels (1.0 inch)

Fit well on the bottom of 2 oz. & 6 oz. Hex jars

1-1/2″ round labels (1.5 inch)

Fit well on 12 oz. & 16 oz. canning jars, 3 oz. tureens, 4 oz., 8 oz., 12 oz. hex jars, 12-sided containers, cube jars, 2 oz. status jars, 3 oz. votive holders, tins

2″ round labels (2.0 inch)

Fit well on salsa jars, 16 oz. canning jars, 8 oz. tureens, 6 oz. tins

2-1/2″ round labels (2.5 inch)

Fit well on salsa jars, 11 oz. tureens, 12 oz. & 21 oz. status jars, 8 oz. tins

3″ round labels (3.0 inch)

Fit well on larger tins

3-1/2″ round labels (3.5 inch)

Rectangle labels

Pictogram templates

Candle safety label icon don't leave candles near flammable materials
Keep away from flammable materials

Candle safety labels Keep out of reach of children and pets
Keep away from pets and children

Candle safety label icon don't leave candles unattended
Burn within sight

If you still need help with your candle safety labels, feel free to contact us for any help. Leave a comment below or call our helpful customer service at (800) 462-8379

Please Note: Avery makes no representations that the templates provided comply with legal requirements. The messaging on our warning label templates was written with ASTM standards in mind.  The National Candle Association recommends that all candle manufacturers utilize the ASTM F2058 Standard Specification for Candle Fire Safety Labeling. Make sure to visit to get exact regulations before labeling your candles.


  • Rick at 1:59 pm

    Was wondering if it would be possible to get the rectangle stickers w/o pictograms in a clear sticker w/ gold lettering?

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      Melanie Neff at 2:59 pm

      Hi Rick,
      The warning templates we made have text that’s not editable, it’s an image. However, if you use the same template, and delete the images (icon and messaging are separate images) then you can type in your own text to say whatever you want in the colors you want to use. You can also use a blank template. If you are printing these yourself, you would order our clear blank labels and then customize a blank template. This template is for 1×2-5/8 rectangle labels, 30 labels per sheet. If you want to order custom printed labels ,it’s easy. Just customize your candle warning label in the way you want them and place your order. If you want someone to walk you through how to create your labels, DIY or custom printed, please email, chat or call our Customer Care Team. They’re based in the U.S. and very helpful. The number is (800) 942-8379. Thank you for reading. I hope this helps.

  • Kim at 3:08 pm

    Hi!!! I would like to change one small thing on the labels (based on the wick I’m using – needs trimmed to 1/8″ each burn) – is it possible to do that? thanks so much!!! these are great

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      Melanie Neff at 9:18 am

      Hi Kim,
      Unfortunately, we don’t have those yet but our team is working on editable text for the design templates. You could also use a blank template and put in your own text depending on what you want. We’ll update the article as soon as we get the new templates.

  • Lisette at 6:48 am


    Can I edit this label with my company name and other info ?

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      Melanie Neff at 11:39 am

      We just added templates that allow you to add your logo or other information. Please check above for the links that you’re looking for. The only size that doesn’t have room for a logo is the 1″ round as it is just too small. You can also customize a blank template with the information you want and print yourself or order our custom printed labels. Please let us know if you need anything else. And sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on our latest small business ideas.
      Thank you for reading!

  • Issac Burgos at 11:31 am

    I would like to use this template or my candles. The only issue is I need the verbiage adjusted just a little. Is this possible?

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      Melanie Neff at 8:07 am

      Issac, I’m going to reach out to you by email. We need a little more information.

  • B. Matthews at 10:44 pm

    Hi! Is it possible to update the warning label to say, “Keep away from children and pets”?

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      Melanie Neff at 11:48 am

      Hi, Unfortunately our preset warning labels can’t be edited, however, the round label templates contain the “Keep Away from Children and Pets” messaging. Our designers quickly created one for you to download. I’ve sent it to your email. Once you receive the image, go into the Avery design tool, select the design/background, select “Unlock Background Image”, then replace the image with the one emailed and set it as a background again. You can also easily create your own label with your specific message by using one of our blank templates. Thank you for your readership.

      • Ashley at 3:00 pm

        Can you add that new image to this post? I’d like to use it as well.

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          Melanie Neff at 5:17 pm

          Yes Ashley! We’re actually getting ready to update that post and I’m going to add in the new candle warning template. But I’m sending it to you by email now so you don’t have to wait. Thanks for reading!

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