DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Fall Candle

September 28, 2022

Fall is upon us, meaning the cooler, crisp air leaves us craving warmth and coziness (cue hygge lifestyle!)—and perhaps even the infamous PSL (aka pumpkin spice latte)! So, I thought what better way is there to combine some classic fall favorites than to create a recipe for a DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Fall Candle?!

After all, the options you can buy in stores are full of synthetic, toxic ingredients that really aren’t safe for you or your family to breathe in. In fact, research has shown that your average store-bought candle exposes you to indoor air pollution, fragrances linked to both developmental and reproductive negative effects, the carcinogens formaldehyde and benzene, and toxic paraffin wax that has been linked to everything from asthma to cancer!

The truth of the matter is that the only way to avoid these harmful substances is by knowing the source of your candle or making your own that’s made solely from a base of soy, coconut or beeswax.

How to Make a PSL Fall Candle

For this DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Fall Candle, I used soy wax as my base, which I melted in a pot over medium-low heat. Then I added in a few tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice from my kitchen spice rack! And that’s it—simple, pure, whole ingredients that I can feel comfortable using around my family, which means you can, too!

Once you stir the pumpkin spice into the wax, you have the base of your fall candle ready to go. All it has to do is set! For that step, simply hold a wick in the center of a glass jar as you pour in the pumpkin spice wax mixture. I used skewers to hold the wick in place as the wax set, as it tends to take a few hours.

And that’s all there is to it! Once the candle is set, light the wick, curl up with a good book and blanket, and enjoy the warm scents of fall as you relax, unwind, and de-stress from a long day. To get the full recipe, keep scrolling—and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!


DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Fall Candle

Makes: 1 candle

Time: 10 minutes (+ 4 hours to set)

Fall candle - Dr. Pingel


2 pounds grated soy wax

3 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

1 glass mug or jar

1 wick

2 skewers or popsicle sticks


1. In a pot, melt the wax over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until liquid.

Fall candle - Dr. Pingel

2. Remove from the heat and add the pumpkin pie spice. Stir to incorporate.

Fall candle - Dr. Pingel

3. Hold the wick in the center of the glass as you pour in the wax mixture.

Fall candle - Dr. Pingel

4. Use skewers to hold the wick in the center until the candle is set.

Fall candle - Dr. Pingel

5. Once set, light your candle and enjoy!

Fall candle - Dr. Pingel

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