Anyone who has ever been to my house knows that I almost always have a candle burning. With a house full of boys, sometimes there are not-so-great smells lingering in the air that just need to GO! Candles are a quick solution for those yucky boy smells and they work fast, which is why I love them so much. Within a few minutes of lighting them, the smell is usually gone.
Now that the chilly weather has arrived here in New England, I have embraced all things pumpkin and decided that a pumpkin spice candle was just what my house needed. Even better, I decided that I spend way too much money on candles and wanted to try my hand at making one myself. So I did.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups soy wax flakes
- 1 Tablespoon liquid vanilla candle scent
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- Long waxed candle wick
- 8oz Mason jar
- Long wooden skewer or pencil
- Glass measuring cup
Here’s what you do:
1. Place 2 cups of your wax flakes in your glass measuring cup and heat in the microwave for about two minutes or till completely melted (careful this will be very hot).
2. Dip the bottom metal part of your candlewick into the wax and press on into the bottom center of your mason jar and wrap the top of the wick around your wooden skewer and place across the top of the jar.
3. Now use a potholder to carefully remove the hot wax from your microwave.
4. Mix in your vanilla scent and pumpkin spice.
5. Now use a potholder again to carefully pour the hot wax into your mason jar.
6. Use your potholder to transfer your filled Mason jar to the freezer and freeze for about an hour.
7. Trim the top of the wick and light.
I never had any idea how easy it was to make my own candles until I tried it.
Have you ever made your own candles before?