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Fall Favorite DIY Essential Oil Pumpkin Spice Candles

What are your favorite autumn scents? Apple, Pumpkin, Caramel, Cinnamon, or Pecan?

If apple is your favorite, don’t miss my recipe for Apple Blossom Soy Candles. For me, the sweet, spicy aroma of popular pumpkin spice is my must-have fall scent!

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Fall Favorite DIY Essential Oil Pumpkin Spice Candles

Create Your Own

Did you know you can create your favorite fall scents without chemical fragrance oils? All it takes is a few essential oils! Learn more here, where I share my Top 5 Essential Oils for Fall.

Then grab a Printable Reference Guide of Essential Oils for Fall in the Simple Living  Library. Use it as a reference list of essential oils for Fall to help you create your own Signature Fall Aromas.

Fall Favorite Essential Oil Pumpkin Spice Candles

Ingredients for Essential Oil Pumpkin Spice Candles:

4 medium wood wicks and clips

2 lbs soy wax flakes

4 glue dots

4 candle pots, 8 ounce

1/8 ounce orange essential oil

1/4 ounce cinnamon essential oil

1/8 ounce clove essential oil

1/8 ounce ginger essential oil

How to Make DIY Essential Oil Pumpkin Spice Candles:

Using glue dots adhere to wood wick clips to the center base of each candle pot. Insert wood wicks and cut wicks to just meet the top of each pot, set aside.

Fill a large saucepan with about 2 inches of water and place it on the stove to heat. Place soy wax flakes in a metal candle pouring pitcher and set inside the large saucepan. Whisk often and heat until melted using the double broiler method. Remove from heat immediately to avoid wax becoming too hot. Let the wax cool to 120°F to 125°F before adding essential oils.

Once the wax has cooled add essential oils and whisk or swirl to combine. Carefully pour the scented soy wax into prepared candle pots.

After making these essential oil candles allow them to cure for a minimum of three days for a good scent throw. A cure time of 1 to 2 weeks is even better for natural waxes.

Yields: 36 ounces or 4, 8-ounce candle pots

Fall Favorite Essential Oil Pumpkin Spice Candles Homemade Recipe
Fall Favorite Essential Oil Pumpkin Spice Candles

I love creating my own signature scents using essential oils to match the season. Find my favorite Fall aromatherapy recipes in my book Aromatherapy: A Practical Guide for Home and Family.


  1. I bet this smells wonderful! The only ingredient I’m missing is the ginger oil. I will definitely need to order some to make these!

    1. lifenreflection says:

      They absolutely do Roseann! The ginger essential oil helps add spice to pumpkin spice.

    1. lifenreflection says:

      They absolutely do, thanks Katherine! I love to put this essential oil blend in my diffuser too, diluted of course.

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