Scented candles are a wonderful gift to give any time of the year. And, as the holidays approach, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for your family and friends (and, hey, maybe something for yourself thrown in there, too). Kudos for considering American-handmade soy candles because they make great gifts that are eco-friendly, vegan, and can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone. Wondering why soy candles are the best candles out there? Check out our post "What are the Best Candles Made Of?" to learn more!

As you go about your holiday shopping, one important consideration is whether or not you’ll be able to travel with the soy candles or other gifts you’re planning on bringing to your family and friends. Not really a problem if you’re driving, but sometimes an issue if you’re flying home for the holidays. Not only do you want to avoid those pesky baggage fees if you’re able (no olive oil gifts, here) but there’s also nothing worse than arriving at the airport and going through security only to find that you have a prohibited item that needs to be tossed out or mailed.


So, the question is, Can you take soy candles on a plane? The short answer is, Yes. Solid candles can be taken on a plane both in a carry-on and packed up in your checked luggage. While the wax is certainly a liquid at various stages of the candle’s life, luckily for you, it’s a solid gift you can bring with you anywhere.


Learn more about what goes into soy candles in our post "Fragrance Oils Vs. Essential Oils: What's the Difference and What's Safe?"


Start shopping for scented soy candle gifts and see why they make great gifts (that you can easily travel with!)

June 07, 2022 — Kate De Palma