Cinnamon + Clove Fall Candles

10 Materials
1 Day

Need a fun fall DIY project? How about candle-making? Our DIY fall candle tutorial is fun, simple, and easy enough to do with kids. They make for great decorations for the whole season and are lovely gifts to give.

So, a few things about  cinnamon essential oil… It improves brain function and promotes stress-relief, as well as boosts your immune system to protect you from colds and the flu and helps to relieve depressive symptoms.

Now, clove essential oil is made from an evergreen clove tree and has many health benefits when used on the body like in lotions, or ingested to aid in indigestion. If diffused it also helps those suffering from asthma or a cough.

Sounds like a great combination, especially for this time of year when we are back to school and everyone, is more prone to collecting germs and gettings sick!


  • 5 cups or 1 pound of  natural soy wax
  • 1 cup pure beeswax pellets (optional)
  • natural candle wicks (wooden or pre-waxed soy)
  • 30 drops of cinnamon essential oil and 20 drops of clove essential oil
  • 3 mason jars
  • pouring pot
  • saucepan
  • fall fabric
  • twine
  • hot glue gun

Step 1:

After gathering your supplies, measure out 5 cups of natural soy wax and 1 cup of pure beeswax pellets. The beeswax is optional, so if you choose to skip it, use 6 cups of natural soy wax.

For measuring purposes, 10 ounces (weight) of soy wax is equivalent to 8 ounces of fluid volume.

Step 2:

Place a large saucepan with 2-3 inches of water over medium heat on the stove, add the wax to your pouring pot or a pot you are okay getting wax in.

If the water starts boiling turn it down to low. Add the wax and let it melt for roughly 10 minutes or until it gets to roughly 185 degrees (use a cooking thermometer to determine the temp).

Step 3:

While your wax is melting take a hot glue gun and glue your  natural candle wicks to the bottom of your mason jar or other chosen container.Step 4:

Once it reaches 185 degrees, add 30 drops of  cinnamon essential oil and 20 drops of  clove essential oil.

Wait a minute or two to let the wax cool to roughly 120-130 degrees and slowly pour the wax in your jars. Sometimes the heat of the wax can make the wicks move, so I suggest taking skewers or chopsticks and place them on the jar or container on either side of the wick to hold it in place while the wax dries.

Step 5:

Let the candles dry overnight. Cut the wooden or natural wicks to 1/4 inch above the wax.

For these three candles, I found fabric at Walmart, cut a few different pieces off, used a hot glue gun to adhere it and voila!

Suggested materials:

  • 5 cups or 1 pound of natural soy wax
  • 1 cup of pure beeswax pellets (optional)
  • Natural candle wicks
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Cassie Benzinger
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  • Patty Patty on Oct 21, 2019
    I love this idea!! This looks like a great gift idea. I would like to know how much it cost to make these candles so I can figure my budget and how many I want to make. What coloring would you add if you wanted to make the candles colorful??

  • Jacque Jacque on Oct 22, 2019

    I like this idea also, but have the same question on the approximate cost of the candles so I can budget . Thanks

  • Deanne Saab Deanne Saab on Oct 22, 2019

    I've made candles but never heard of wooden wicks. Are they special wood or can you use popsicle sticks?


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  • Joy Joy on Oct 22, 2019
    I used to make sand and plain soy candles and forgot how much I enjoyed this. Definitely going to try it.