Who doesn’t love the smell of pumpkin spice? It’s one of those smells that just screams fall!
You can feel your body start to relax as soon as you take a whiff.
We all know how hard it is to wait until October for the next batch, so we found a way to make our own at home.
This blog post will show you how easy it is and give some tips on how you can get an even better scent!
Pumpkin Spice Candles
- Beeswax (You should be able to find this in any craft store)
- Eucalyptus essential oil OR Pumpkin Pie filling if making candles with wicks. If using votives or tarts, you can use either.
- Votive or tart forms (votives are better if using a flameless votive instead of the traditional wick)
- In a double boiler melt your beeswax with some clean water until it is fully melted and combined.
- Add in your essential oil for fragrance
- Dip your votive or tart form into the wax to coat it evenly. If not using an electric burner be careful how long you dip them as they will start to drip after being dipped too far! Also make sure that when dipping them, you have enough wax on hand before doing so as this could lead to disaster later on down the road
- Let these candles cool off completely before using.
- If using a flameless votive, use the mechanism on top to light it up and enjoy!
- Always make sure that you are buying beeswax from reputable suppliers as not all wax is created equal. Beeswax contains calming properties that help with relaxation so if possible include this in your candle-making process. Other options for candles would be soy or palm oil (more eco-friendly) but these have a different scent than beeswax does.
- It’s really important to use the right type of essential oils when creating any kind of scented product because they will leave behind an odor even after they’re done and gone! For pumpkin spice candles, I recommend mixing cinnamon bark, ginger root, nutmeg, clove, and allspice.
- Mix these essential oils together in a bowl with some water to dilute them before you add them to your melted wax. Too much of any one oil will leave a scent that is too powerful.
- If using an electric candle warmer, plug the unit in and wait until the coils are hot enough for your candles (usually about 15 minutes). Place votive on top of platform slowly so as not to cause spillage. Allow to stay lit for at least three hours or overnight if desired!
This is how I like my pumpkin spice-scented candles because they have lots of time to really fill up my home with this delicious aroma…it’s amazing!