How to Make Fall Candles With Leaf Candle Holder
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How to make a leaf candle holder and how to make fall candles.  This is a homemade candle with essential oils that has a wonderful fall scent.  DIY fall candle holders are easy to make, and these would even be cute as centerpieces for a wedding or other event.


I'm still clinging to every moment of summer, but my daughter is already begging to decorate for fall.  I did give in, and we made DIY fall candles.





I got my September 2021 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box, and there's a homemade candle with essential oils.


I also wanted to make a leaf candle holder because I had the leaves, so let's learn how to make fall candles.


Beeswax and Soy Candles


The Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe box is a monthly box for oil lovers.  If you are new to using essential oils, it's a great way to learn.  If you've been using them for a while, it's still a fantastic deal.


Each month, you get 4 full size bottles of essential oils plus supplies to make 6 easy recipes.  I love the recipes because they are easy.  


The box is great for beginners because you learn about 4 oils each month.  Simply Earth will send you emails, and they have a Facebook group and YouTube channel with more information about those oils.  





The September box has:



You'll use these supplies to make 6 different recipes.  This month's recipes are:


  • Sweet Dreams Floral Candle
  • Citrus Wax Sachet
  • DIY Fall Scented Pinecones
  • Sweet Memories Roll-On
  • Autumn Days Diffuser Blend
  • Ice Cream Candle


If you use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE when you subscribe, you get the bonus box with more supplies and a free $40 gift card for a future purchase!


While I love their recipes and make almost all of them, I also want to show you how to use their supplies to adapt them for your needs.


I use the Sweet Dreams blend at night alternating with the Sleepy blend, but making a candle didn't work for my family.


I use the Sweet Dreams blend on a passive diffuser next to my bed.  I don't want to burn a candle in my room and risk falling asleep.


However, I really liked the blend for the scented pinecones with coffee, blood orange, and cinnamon leaf.  So I decided to use that blend to make DIY fall candles.





How to Adapt Essential Oil Recipes


When you use essential oils, it's important to use the right amount.  For skin care, it's imperative so you don't irritate your skin.  I recommend using this dilution chart to ensure you use the right amount.


For candles, it's also important to use the right amount of oils because too little oils won't smell good, and too much oils will seep out of the wax.


So what I did was looked at the two recipes.  The Sweet Dreams candle makes about 1.5 ounces of melted wax and uses 40 drops of essential oils.


I wanted to use an 8 ounce container, so I multiplied the recipe by 6.  This was easy for the waxes and oil, but for the essential oils, it required some math.  


I knew that I needed 240 drops of essential oils, but I wanted to use the same ratio as the pinecones, which was 1 drop coffee, 1 drop cinnamon, and 4 drops blood orange.  


From there, I used my blending factor worksheet to calculate how much of each oil that I needed for my beeswax and soy candles.


If you're a new subscriber, then I recommend following their recipes.  As you get more experience, you can start to experiment and change things a little bit.  


Just be careful not to change the ratio of essential oils if you double the recipe!


Note that the Simply Earth box only has 2 ounces of soy wax.  You can add more soy wax to your box and have it ship for free or buy a large bag of soy wax if you want to make a lot of candles.





How Do You Make a Fall Candle at Home?


If you're making candles to sell, then plan to spend a lot of time experimenting with containers, waxes, wicks, and scents.  However, for personal use, you can enjoy your DIY fall candles and simply make notes for your next batch.


Simply Earth also made it easy by figuring out the wax amounts and the wick size for your homemade candle with essential oils.


One important thing to note is that you should only use approved containers when you learn how to make fall candles.  Please do not use Dollar Tree cups or containers.  They are not meant to handle the heat, and they can explode.


Also don't reuse a candle container because it may not be safe to reheat it.  You can use mason jars because they are meant to be heated over and over again.


Making Beeswax and Soy Candles


I've been using soy since I learned how to make fall candles.  Soy wax is renewable and burns cleaner than paraffin. 


Beeswax releases negative ions when you burn it, which can neutralize odors in the air.  However, beeswax does not hold a scent very well, especially not for a homemade candle with essential oils.


However, mixing them for beeswax and soy candles helps make the candle harder, which helps it burn slower.  It can also help prevent the essential oils from seeping out of the soy wax.





Leaf Candle Holder


Instead of making plain DIY fall candles, I wanted to use it as a decoration too.  I decided to make DIY fall candle holders with leaves.


I had these fall leaves leftover from my fall single use soaps.  I've seen them used for fall candles, so I used them to make a leaf candle holder.  


As long as you use them on the outside of the glass, they aren't a fire hazard.


DIY Fall Candle Holders and DIY Fall Candles Supplies


To make this homemade candle with essential oils and leaf candle holder, you will need:


  


How to Make Fall Candles and Leaf Candle Holder


Step #1


Use hot glue or Mod Podge to attach the fall leaves to the candle.  I tried Mod Podge first, but my leaves just didn't stick.  I ended up dabbing just a bit of hot glue to the edges of the leaves and used a pencil to hold them down until they stuck. 


Keep placing leaves on the jar until you're happy with how it looks.  I only added them to the bottom of the jar.





Step #2


In a double boiler, melt the soy wax, beeswax, and coconut oil over medium heat.  The beeswax will take a while to fully melt.


Step #3


Carefully remove from heat and let cool for a minute.  Add the essential oils and stir well for about a minute.





Step #4


Dip the wick into the wax and place it in the jar.  The wax will act like a glue.  Let it cool for a minute and then carefully pour the wax into the jar.  If it gets too full, pour the rest into a soufflé cup to use as a wax melt. 


The wick may still fall over.  I set two long spoons on top of the candle to wedge the wick in place.  Let sit undisturbed for a few hours until it's completely cooled.  Then trim the wick.





You can use your homemade candle with essential oils right away.


Now you know how to make fall candles and a leaf candle holder!  If you want to get the supplies to make your own, use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE to get a free $40 gift card when you subscribe.


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fall candle, essential oils, leaf candle holder
Yield: 1 candle
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10

Fall Candle With Essential Oils

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
How to make a fall candle with essential oils plus a leaf candle holder tutorial.

materials:

  • 6 ounces soy wax
  • 6 tablespoons beeswax
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 160 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 40 drops coffee essential oil
  • 40 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • Mason jar
  • Wick (I recommend using a size 6)
  • Mod Podge or hot glue

tools:

  • Spoon
  • Double boiler

steps:

  1. Use hot glue or Mod Podge to attach the fall leaves to the candle. I tried Mod Podge first, but my leaves just didn't stick. I ended up dabbing just a bit of hot glue to the edges of the leaves and used a pencil to hold them down until they stuck.  Keep placing leaves on the jar until you're happy with how it looks. I only added them to the bottom of the jar.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the soy wax, beeswax, and coconut oil over medium heat. The beeswax will take a while to fully melt.
  3. Carefully remove from heat and let cool for a minute. Add the essential oils and stir well for about a minute.
  4. Dip the wick into the wax and place it in the jar. The wax will act like a glue. Let it cool for a minute and then carefully pour the wax into the jar. If it gets too full, pour the rest into a soufflé cup to use as a wax melt.  The wick may still fall over. I set two long spoons on top of the candle to wedge the wick in place. Let sit undisturbed for a few hours until it's completely cooled. Then trim the wick.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.