By: Dea Pero
Living in Florida has many perks, but seeing the seasons change is not one of them. Fall in Fla. feels like summer, but filling your home with pumpkin, cinnamon or apple cider scented candles could help make the season come to life.
“My favorite fall scented candle would be pumpkin spice,” said Tess Keegan, senior.
This article will illustrate how to create a three-tiered scented candle that will fill your home with fall-scented aromas. First, you will need these materials in order to make the candle:
- Glass container of your choice
- Wicks (available at local crafts stores such as, Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
- Clothing Pins (to hold the wick up)
- Fragrance oils of your choice (recommended are pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple cider)
- 1 cup of Candle wax per scent/color
- Candle Dye of your color choice
After the materials are purchased, follow these simple steps to have your home smelling like autumn in no time!
First, melt the candle wax in a small pot on medium- low heat without letting it burn or simmer. Make sure to have one pot per scent/color. Stir the wax as frequently as possible. After the wax is almost completely melted, add the candle dye to the mix, and stir consistently.
When the wax and dye have melted, remove it from heat and add the first scent of your choice. Stir the mix until all the ingredients are completely blended together.
When your first scent and color are created, follow the steps above for the other two layers.
Once all three scents are created and cooled, the next step is to put it in the glass container of your choice. Place one wick into the bottom of the container, using the clothing pin to maintain it above the rim of the glass. This will help when transferring the melted wax into the container, in order to not lose the wick.
“I really like the idea of having three different scents in one candle so that way I am not worrying about having a bunch of different smells at one time,” said Keegan.
Lastly, pour the first scent of your choice into the container without losing the wick. Let the first layer settle in before adding another one, so they do not blend. Repeat this process until you have as many tiers as you want. Let it cool down, and voila! You have yourself your own three-tier candle!
“I love making my apartment smell like fall!” said Keegan. “Being from New York makes me miss having the season change and watching the leaves change colors.”