Making Your Own Autumn Candles

I want to show you two of the candles I made in celebration of these colder days! One turned out just as I wanted and the other not so much… Even though I didn’t get the color just right I still want to share the process with you so you can hopefully avoid the same mistake.

1. Caramel Apple Cider

First you will want to assemble all of your materials.
You will need:

  • A jar or mug as the candle holder
  • Essential oils in your preferred scents
  • Candle dye chips
  • Soy candle wax
  • A wick
  • Glue dots
  • Candle wick holder

Next, using a double broiler melt your candle wax.

Once completely melted you can start adding in your other ingredients

First add in your scents. I used the scents “Apple Cider” and “Caramel Corn”. You may need to experiment with the amounts of each scent under you get it just right. Start with less and add more as needed.

Once you’re happy with the scent you can add your color. This dye is pottant and if you add to much it will effect the way the candle burns. That always gets me nervous and this time I used too little. Add some red and a little black for a deep red color.

Ok… Can you spot where I went wrong here? That’s right… I arrogantly didn’t use a funnel…
Leading to…

What a disaster! I did my best to clean up the candle before I took care of my counter.

Lean is: Use a funnel when pouring hot wax into a small opening…
Next I let that part cool.

I then began working on the top layer. Repeat the melting of the wax steps then add the scent “French Vanilla” and the White sparkle color.

Pour that in, using a funnel.

And leave that to cool.

It turned out beautiful but doesn’t look like it should smell like apple cider. It looks like it should smell like strawberry lemonade! Maybe I will do the same colors next time but scent it like strawberry lemonade.

2. Coffee Candle

Measure out and using a double boiler melt your wax.

Once completely melted add in your scents.

I used the scents “French Vanilla” and “Coffee”

Add in your color, in this candle it’s pretty simple, brown.

Once well mixed move to your pouring station

Pour into the coffee mug “using a funnel!), and set aside to cool

I love this one! The use of an old coffee mug as a candle holder is just so cute! And I LOVE the smell of coffee so this just warms me up and gets me energized on a cool morning!

Bonus: Black Forest Candle

I’m not going to tell you how I made this dark candle that smells like a spooky, mossy, forest! Soon you will be able to buy one of your own at my podcast’s website Crime & Conjure!

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