I don’t know about you, but Fall is my favourite and I am all about pumpkin spice everything!!! Even if you aren’t into the taste, you gotta love the smell, right? So, I thought I would attempt a DIY pumpkin spice candle and thought you might as well.
Candles are easier to make than you might think, but there are some supplies you’ll have to gather beforehand. You’ll need soy wax flakes and a candle wick, which you can find in any craft or hobby store, but the rest you can hopefully find around the house.
- 2 c. Soy Wax flakes
- 1 candle wick, long enough for your container (I prefer the wood ones as they crackle)
- Hot glue gun or super glue (if you are using a regular wick)
- 1 orange crayon
- 1 tsp. Pumpkin Spice seasoning (I’ve included my recipe at the end of this post)
- ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Glass/ceramic container of choice (I got mine from a thrift store)
- Wood skewer (or something to stir your wax)
- An old tin can
* This makes approximately 250ml (8 ounces) of wax. I was able to fill 2 of my containers.
- If you are using a regular wick, prepare your container by dabbing hot glue on the bottom metal part of the wick and sticking it in the center of your jar. The wood wicks don’t need to be glued down.
- Using an old can in a pot (that has water in it) as a double boiler, heat the soy flakes in the can on low heat. Stir as they heat to prevent any sticking and to assist the melting process.
- Peel the paper off your orange crayon, break it into bits, and drop it into the mixture. Stir until melted completely.
- Add in the vanilla and pumpkin spice. Stir. The color of the wax may darken but if it looks too dark for you, just add another piece of orange crayon.
- If using a regular wick, wrap the end of it around a pencil or skewer to keep it from moving.
- Pour the wax mixture into the container.
- Allow the candle to sit in a cool location and harden for 4-5 hours. Trim the wick to around 1/4 inch and you are ready to light it!
I hope you enjoy making this candle and smelling the scent of Pumpkin Spice throughout your home! They smell super yummy and is a great fall project to make while the leaves are turning and the temperature is dropping!
Here is my Pumpkin Spice Recipe: