Now that we are well into fall, I love enjoying anything and everything fall related to extend the season as long as possible. Fall is one of our favorite seasons and it always seems to go by too quickly, so I try and enjoy it as much as I can with fall related foods and scents.
This year I wanted to take a few of the Beeswax Candles that I love to make and create some fun fall scents. Without ordering special scents for the candles, I wanted to see if I could scent them with things I already had at home. The result is lovely fall spiced candles that are perfect for filling your house with yummy smells, without using artificial fragrances or purchasing anything extra. We love these!
Spiced Candles for Fall
What You Need:
- Wick (at least medium or #2) (Where to Buy)
- 1 cup Beeswax (Where to Buy)
- 1 cup Coconut Oil (Where to Buy)
Start by placing the wicks in the jars. I like to use random or chipped mason jars for candle projects. You can use the metal wick holders or just tape the wicks to the bottom of the jars. If you use tape just make sure it's secure. Hot glue will work as well but might re-melt when the hot wax is poured in. Take the tops of the wicks (cut them long) and wrap them around an old pencil and place in the centers of the jars.
Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and spices together in some kind of double boiler. This is my makeshift boiler! I use a jar (just for candle making) and place a few inches of water in the saucepan. Then when the water heats up, the contents of the jar will heat up and melt. You don't need the wax and oil to boil, just melt. (I use Beeswax and Coconut Oil blended for a softer candle that burns better than straight beeswax.)
It should only take a few minutes (you may need to stir the wax with some kind of stick or long spoon; chopsticks work well!) to fully melt the wax and combine it with the coconut oil. The recipe above will make enough wax to fill a pint jar and you will need about 1 tablespoon of spices per pint made, depending on the scents you use and how strong you want it to be. Spice ideas can be found further down this post.
Start by pouring a small amount of wax into the very bottom of the jar and letting it set up (this will help hold the wick at the bottom), then pour the rest of the wax in the jar until it's full enough. (Pour in small layers and let is harden slightly if you have issues with the spices all falling to the bottom.) Let the candles sit undisturbed until the wax re-hardens. Then you are ready to burn your candles!
My favorite spices to use in the fall scented candles are pumpkin pie spice and apple pie spice. If you don't have these on hand at home, look for them at the dollar store. You can pick up very inexpensive spices there that are perfect for candles! Some other spices you might want to try in candles are:
I love having these candles around the house and enjoying the warm glow and lovely scents they add to the air. They only take a few minutes to make and you can make several at once so you have them on hand.
When we get closer to winter you might want to make some of these fun Frosty Beeswax Candles instead!
What are your favorite fall scents or scented candles for fall?
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