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DIY Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle with Printable Labels

September 27, 2013

Homemade Gift Idea - DIY Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle with Wood Wick

Create the perfect homemade gift for fall with this easy Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle DIY! Not only does it scent the room with the mouth watering fragrance of pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup, but you can massage the melted wax onto your skin just like a lotion! Printable pumpkin labels tie it all together and make it perfect for gifting!

How to Make Massage Candles - DIY Pumpkin Massage Candle - Handmade Gift Idea

DIY Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


65 grams soy wax
10 grams refined shea butter
7 grams Perfect Pumpkin fragrance oil


Small soft wooden wicks
4 oz. deep round tin with lid
blank full page Kraft sticker label sheets (I used the ones from WorldLabel.com)


digital kitchen scale
metal utensil for stirring
glass pyrex measuring cup
plastic transfer pipette
permanent color markers (optional)
pot holder or kitchen towel
Printable Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle Labels


This recipe yields one 4 oz. candle. However, with the minimum purchase of materials you purchase – 1 lb. soy wax, 2 oz. fragrance oil, 12 oz. shea butter, 10 wooden wicks, and 10 metal tins – you can make about seven candles. If you prefer to use essential oil rather than a fragrance oil, use half the amount of a skin safe essential oil. (Also be sure to try these candles in Frosted Cranberry!)

Start by placing the wooden wick inside the metal tin then use scissors to cut the wick so it’s just a hair shorter than the tin. Place the wick inside the metal base and set inside the middle of the metal tin.

Now, using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the soy wax and shea butter inside the glass pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until the wax and shea butter have melted, approximately 2 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder or kitchen towel as the measuring cup will be hot.

Place the container of wax and shea butter onto the digital kitchen scale and press tare. Using a plastic transfer pipette to slowly add the fragrance oil to the wax base, weigh out 7 grams of fragrance oil. Then stir with a metal utensil. I generally use a butter knife.

Now slowly pour all of the scented wax into the metal tin. If your wick shifts, don’t worry. You can easily reposition it after you’ve poured the wax.

Handmade Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle for Fall - Made with Natural Soy Wax and a Perfect Pumpkin Fragrance Oil

Finally, allow the wax to cool completely then label, use or gift! The safety and caution label should go on the bottom of each candle. If desired, you can color in the labels with markers to give your candles a handmade touch or to express your own creativity. Be sure to trim your wick to 1/4″ high before every use and blow out the candle before dipping your fingers into the wax to avoid accidental burns from the flame. {Download the Printable Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle Labels here.}

Just can’t get enough of the fabulous seasonal scent of pumpkin pie? Then be sure to also try out this recipe for crafting Homemade Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrubs! These exfoliating salt scrubs are hand crafted with nutrient rich pumpkin seed oil and real pumpkin seed flakes for a fabulous bath time treat!

For more DIY projects like this one as well as seasonal holiday homemade gift ideas, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!


  • DesignedByBH

    September 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    What a perfect seasonal gift! 🙂

  • Priyanjana Roy

    September 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I really like that , the melted wax can be used as well

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