It is that time of year again. Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. I love watching the garden change and the nights draw in. This week, I created these DIY pumpkin spice scented wax melts. These are so easy to make, and you can make a batch of these in under an hour.
These DIY Autumn wax melts are a perfect afternoon craft. You can get kids involved in making these too, however, please be careful with the hot wax when melting. Most of all, they smell amazing!
You can add these to a wax burner, and let the scent fill your home. I love the cosy feeling of this season, and I think you will love this Autumn craft.
How To Make Your DIY Pumpkin Spice Wax Melts
Here are the items you will need to create your wax melts, they are also direct links to sources of where you can buy these items.
- Beeswax (you can use soy wax also).
- Coconut oil.
- Essential oils, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Nutmeg and Clove.
- Pumpkin shape silicone mould.
Create a double boiler by boiling water in a pot, and adding a glass bowl on top. Once the water begins to boil, lower the temp to allow it to simmer.
Make sure to keep water in the pot, as it can evaporate over time. When using beeswax, it is good to add coconut oil to your beeswax.
Beeswax can take a long time to burn by itself, and you don’t want to end up with hard wax melts.
Here Are The Quantities I Used
- 50 grams of Beeswax.
- 100 grams of coconut oil.
- 30 drops of cinnamon bark.
- 25 drops of ginger.
- 15 drops of nutmeg.
- 10 drops of clove.
Melt the beeswax and coconut oil in your double boiler.
When your wax and oil has melted, add in your essential oils with the quantity shown above. Stir in the essential oils before you pour them into your silicone mould.
Allow your wax melts to set inside your silicone mould. I found that they hardened quickly and I didn’t need to put them in the fridge.
Once they are hard, you can gently remove them from your silicone mould. You have just created your batch of pumpkin spice wax melts.
Like all recipes, you can add more or less essential oils to get the scent you desire.
These wax melts give roughly 4 hours of burn time before the pumpkin spice scent dulls. However, you can add a few drops of essential oils to your wax melts to bring the scent back.
I also have a fabric pumpkin DIY which I will link here too.
Let me know if you try making these by sharing your makes on Instagram. Use the #doingadainty, and I can keep up to date with your creations. Sharing is caring!
Thanks for reading, Chat soon, Catherine.