Some time ago we proposed to you to carry out a potpourri with the scents of autumn. If you haven’t had enough with this, today we have unearthed a tutorial for you to make scented fondants! In addition, they have everything to please since they sport an adorable pumpkin shape, the emblematic vegetable of the fall season. Here we go, we explain how to carry out this ultra simple DIY.
The necessary equipment :
- Beeswax (you can also use soy wax)
- coconut oil
- The essential oils or fragrances of your choice (preferably autumn scents: cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, wood fire, pumpkin spice, clove, etc.
- A silicone mold in the shape of small pumpkins
1. Start by filling a large pot with water to make a bain-marie. Once your water is boiling, lower the heat until you get a slight simmer, then place a glass bowl over it. The water may evaporate quickly, make sure there is enough.
2. Pour the coconut oil and the beeswax into your bowl. As far as quantities go, we recommend 100g of coconut oil to 50g of beeswax. Beeswax may take a little time to melt on its own, this is normal. Coconut oil, however, should help.
3. When the wax and the oil have melted perfectly, add the essential oils or fragrances of your choice, respecting the maximum quantity indicated on the bottles. Of course, you can put less if you prefer more subtle scents! Mix the essential oils well with your wax before the silicone mold step.
4. Then carefully pour your mixture into the small pumpkin-shaped moulds, then let them harden. This step may take more or less time. In general, we recommend that you wait 24 hours. You can optionally place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
5. Once your fondants have hardened, you can carefully remove them one by one from the silicone mold!
There you go: you have in front of you your own wax melters to perfume your home with the delicately spicy scents of autumn! In addition, we must admit that their mini pumpkin shape is simply adorable. Your fondants have a burn time of approximately four hours.