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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Candle


Fall is here and I get so excited about all the fun stuff that comes with it. From the foods to the smells to the gorgeous scenery, it’s no wonder why it’s one of my favorite seasons!

One thing I really look forward to in the fall is getting my home fall ready. I like to put up a few decorations up, and I like to make my home smell like fall.

An easy way to do this if you have essential oils is to diffuse a pretty fall blend. But if you’re feeling crafty, candles are fun and easy to make!

Pumpkin pie is my weakness, so I couldn’t resist making a pumpkin spice candle!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Candle. One thing I really look forward to in the fall is getting my home fall ready. I like to put up a few decorations up, and I like to make my home smell like fall. An easy way to do this if you have essential oils is to diffuse a pretty fall blend. But if you’re feeling crafty, candles are fun and easy to make!

** Find recipe card at the end of the post **

What You’ll Need:

Glass jar (I used 250ml canning jar)

Double boiler (or a glass bowl over a saucepan)

Essential Oils

Flakes of soy wax

Candle Wicks

A Skewer (or anything long and skinny to hold the wick in place)

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Candle. One thing I really look forward to in the fall is getting my home fall ready. I like to put up a few decorations up, and I like to make my home smell like fall. An easy way to do this if you have essential oils is to diffuse a pretty fall blend. But if you’re feeling crafty, candles are fun and easy to make! Homemade Pumpkin Spice Candle. One thing I really look forward to in the fall is getting my home fall ready. I like to put up a few decorations up, and I like to make my home smell like fall. An easy way to do this if you have essential oils is to diffuse a pretty fall blend. But if you’re feeling crafty, candles are fun and easy to make! Homemade Pumpkin Spice Candle. One thing I really look forward to in the fall is getting my home fall ready. I like to put up a few decorations up, and I like to make my home smell like fall. An easy way to do this if you have essential oils is to diffuse a pretty fall blend. But if you’re feeling crafty, candles are fun and easy to make!

** Find recipe card at the end of the post **

Instructions:

1. Melt the wax. First things first, measure the amount of wax you will need to fill your glass jar. I used just over two times the amount of my jar (ie. filled the jar twice with soy flakes, then added a bit extra). Then take your double broiler (if you have one, or you can make one like I did by using a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water) and start melting it down.

2. Place the wick. When the wax is almost completely melted, dip the end of the wick into the wax then quickly place it in the center of the jar. Hold it in place until the wax hardens. Then to ensure the wick goes up the center of the candle, wrap the wick around the skewer and rest it on the mouth of the jar.

3. Add the essential oils. When your wax is completely melted, it’s time to bring some life to it. Take the pot off the heat when adding the essential oils, you don’t want them to cook, it could take away from their essence. I used 20-30 drops of essential oil for the 250ml candle. For this pumpkin spice scent, I used:

8   Cinnamon Essential Oil

4   Allspice Essential Oil

4   Ginger Essential Oil

4   Nutmeg Essential Oil

10 Vanilla Essential Oil

You can change these amounts or chose different ones all together, that’s the fun of making your own candle!

4. Pour the wax. Once you’ve made your autumn concoction, pour the wax into the jar, careful not to disrupt the wick.

5. Let it sit. Put your candle in a safe place for 4-5 hours to make sure it’s completely cool, then cut the wick at your desired length.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Candle. One thing I really look forward to in the fall is getting my home fall ready. I like to put up a few decorations up, and I like to make my home smell like fall. An easy way to do this if you have essential oils is to diffuse a pretty fall blend. But if you’re feeling crafty, candles are fun and easy to make!

I did notice the oils seemed to settle to the bottom of the candle, but it still let off a strong smell while burning.

What’s your favorite way to get into the fall spirit?

Xx

kate-sig

 

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Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cups Flakes of soy wax
  2. 8 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
  3. 4 drops of Allspice Essential Oil
  4. 4 drops of Ginger Essential Oil
  5. 4 drops of Nutmeg Essential Oil
  6. 10 drops of Vanilla Essential Oil
  7. Candle wick
  8. A Skewer (or pencil works)
  9. Double Boiler
  10. 250ml Glass Jar
Instructions
  1. Measure out wax into double boiler (or glass bowl over sauspan of boiling water) and melt.
  2. Dip the end of the candle wick in the melted wax and quickly stick to the bottom of the glass jar, hold until wax has hardened.
  3. Remove wax from stovetop and add essential oils, and stir to combine.
  4. Carefully pour the wax into the glass jar, using caution not to dislodge the wick.
  5. Allow to harden for 4-5 hours, then trim wick to desired length.
Notes
  1. This candle really wont compare to store bought candle in the amount of scent it gives off, you can add more essential oils to it if you would like to try to achieve a stronger smell. Unfortunately its hard to compete with chemically designed smells!
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