Pumpkin Candles

I love these paraffin-free Halloween alternatives, I add a little spicy fragrance to mine so they smell delicious.

You will need:

  • A mini pumpkin
  • Beeswax
  • Wooden candle wick or cotton wick
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Scissors
  • Wooden stick
  • Spoon/scoop
  • Fragrance oil ( optional ) 

Method:

Step 1: Slice the top of the mini pumpkin and scoop out the pulp and seeds. Leave to dry.

Step 2: Fill a medium saucepan with 4cm of water. Place over a medium heat and bring to a very gentle simmer. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the pan so that it fits snuggly but doesn’t touch the water. Lower the heat to a very gentle simmer. Add the wax and leave to melt, stirring regularly.

Step 3: Dip a wick into the melted wax and place into the centre of the pumpkin.

Step 4: Pour the rest of the melted beeswax into the pumpkin, leaving some of the wick sticking out.

Step 5: Leave wax to cool

Fancy a Healthy snack?!

Place the pumpkin seeds on a sheet tray with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a little paprika, and roast them in a 375ºF oven until golden brown and crispy. Very tasty!