Make Your House Smell Like Fresh-Baked Fall Desserts With These DIY Candles


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All of the best candle scents come out during fall and winter, but sometimes those candles can be a little pricey. That’s why I love making candles, especially during the fall.

Recently I stumbled on a tutorial that teaches you how to make a banana bread and a pumpkin spice scented candle… two of my favorites! I was instantly hooked, and love how mine smell.


Here’s how to make your own.

What you’ll need:

  • A container to put the candles in, such as a jar
  • Wicks
  • 2 unscented candles
  • Fragrance oils
  • Banana Nut Bread or Pumpkin Spice scented wax cubes
  • Food coloring (optional)

As with any other candle making, start by melting your base wax, such as the unscented candles used here. Be sure to chop up the wax first. Melting in a double boiler or the microwave both work.

Then, glue your wick down to the bottom of your jar. Use something to hold it in place while it dries. Wrap something around the wick to keep it straight up for pouring later.

Melt your scented wax cubes and add them to your base wax, along with any fragrance oils or food coloring. Once it’s all liquified, you’re ready to pour.

Remove whatever’s holding the glued base, then pour your wax over. Let it harden, and remove the thing holding the wick in place. Trim the wick, and it’s ready to use!

What’s your favorite fall scent?