Who doesn’t love the wonderful smell of candles? This is the perfect time of year where, the leaves are changing and the weather is just perfect! Fall has officially arrived, and what better way is there to invite this gorgeous season into your apartment than with pumpkin spice candles? But wait, there’s no need to purchase this delectable scented candle when you can make it at home for half the price! Follow this 7-step process to make pumpkin spice candles:
1-2 mason jars (depending on size)
1 pound of soy wax chips
1-2 orange color chips
1- 1 ½ ounces of pumpkin spice fragrance oil
1-2 candle wicks (9 inches each)
4 tablespoons of stearic acid (optional)
1. Measure out one pound of soy wax chips and place them into a double boiler, setting the temperature to medium-high heat. If you do not have a double boiler, you can put a second pot on top a pot of boiling water, setting the temperature to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Adding 4 tablespoons of stearic acid to the wax is optional. This is not required; however, stearic acid makes the wax harder and more durable.
3. Once the stearic acid has completely dissolved, add the color chips, mixing them in completely. The more color you add, the darker the candle will turn out. You can see the true color of the candle by placing a few drops of wax on a piece of waxed paper, letting it cool for one minute.
4. After you have mixed in the color, let the wax cool for a few minutes. Once the temperature of the wax has dropped to 130 degrees, add 1-1 ½ ounces of pumpkin spice fragrance oil to the wax, mixing it in evenly.
5. While waiting for the wax to cool to 110 degrees, place the mason jars in the oven at 150 degrees for five minutes.
6. Place one wick inside each jar, wrapping the top portion of the wick with a pencil.
7. Pour the wax into each jar, letting it cool completely before removing the pencil and cutting the excess wick.
Source: Seattle From Scratch
Candles add the perfect touch to any space. You can use them when you are relaxing, entertaining guests, or maybe even as a gift for your family and friends during the holiday season. Let us know how your homemade pumpkin spice candles turn out!