Halloween is a time of mystery, magic, and memories. And candles have always played a significant role as the veil between the worlds thins.
Their soft, flickering glow added to the night's mystique, and they're believed to help guide the spirits of the departed back to the world of the living.
From guiding spirits to warding off evil, the flickering flame of a candle is synonymous with All Hallows' Eve. The right scent can transport you to haunted houses, moonlit graveyards, or even a witch's lair.
Dive into our collection of Halloween scented candles and learn a few tips and tricks for candle decor and safety during spooky season.
The 6 Best Spooky Halloween Scented Candle Collection
They say babies born on Halloween are made of pumpkin spice and everything nice. The bright notes of orange peel, nutmeg, and ginger are sure to put a spell on you.
With a burn time of 100+ hours, this large 2-wick candle will bewitch your home, creating an atmosphere perfect for conjuring spirits or simply sipping a potion (or latte).
Telling ghost stories around the campfire has long been a Fall tradition around the Midwest.
This candle smells like spooky stories, mystical balsam, and haunting patchouli. Light it up and summon memories of ghost stories told by the campfire's eerie glow.
Have you ever visited a pumpkin patch at night? Neither have we, but we're willing to bet it's haunted.
This pumpkin candle is oozing with aromas of dark molasses and spices. Beware—for it might just enchant your senses.
This large 2-wick candle is a tribute to the haunted woods and their ghostly whispers. Its blend is intricately crafted with notes of bergamot leaf, lemon, and sage.
As you light it, imagine wandering through an enchanted forest where every rustling leaf might be a long-lost spirit. And with a burn time of 100+ hours, you can do a lot of spooky imagining.
Steeped in dark notes of orange juice, ancient cloves, and apple cider, this 2-wick candle tin captures the spirit of forbidden rituals and moonlit sabbaths.
Its aroma recalls age-old spells and midnight dances around the cauldron. Enjoy 100+ hours of scented burn time, perfect for those nights when you're reading tarot or gazing into a crystal ball.
Do you have a few empty bottles of witch's brew lying around? Try a spooky candle DIY project and transform them into candles.
It's a hauntingly creative way to resurrect your old wine bottles from the grave.
Halloween Candle Decor Tips
Put your candles inside of carved pumpkins.
Move over, tea lights. Instead of using the typical tealight candles, opt for larger, scented Halloween candles. Not only will they last longer, but they'll also fill the air with autumnal fragrances.
Create a crystal ball effect.
Create a mystical display reminiscent of fortune tellers and seances. Set a candle behind a clear, round glass vase or orb. As the flame dances, the light refracts through the glass, creating mesmerizing patterns and giving the illusion of a glowing, magical crystal ball.
Set up spooky window silhouettes.
Turn your home into a shadowy spectacle that intrigues and terrifies. By positioning tall pillar candles on window sills, you can create haunting shadows that stretch and play on the exterior of your home. To passersby, it will appear as though spirits or phantoms are dancing within, reminiscent of tales of haunted mansions and ghostly apparitions.
Do some mirror magic.
Position candles in front of wall mirrors or mirrored trays. The reflections will amplify the flames, creating a room filled with ghostly flickers. Be warned—whatever you do, don't turn the lights off and say "Bloody Mary" three times.
Spooky Candle Safety Tips: The Essentials
Placement and Stability
Candles, while beautiful, can be a hazard if not placed correctly. Always place them on a stable surface where they can't be easily knocked over.
Avoid placing them near curtains, papers, or any other flammable materials. If you're using candle holders or stands, make sure they're sturdy and appropriate for the candle size.
One of the primary rules of candle safety is never to leave a burning candle unattended. Even if you're leaving the room for a few minutes, it's best to extinguish the candle. Unexpected drafts or sudden disturbances can cause the flame to flare up or the candle to topple.
Safe Distance from Other Objects
Maintain a safe distance between candles and other objects. If you're creating a candle arrangement, leave enough space between each candle so they don't melt one another or create a larger combined flame.
Pet and Child Safety
Curious pets and young children can accidentally knock over candles or get too close to the flame. Place candles in areas they can't reach, or consider using protective lanterns or covers.
Using A Wick Trimmer
Before lighting a candle, always trim the wick to about a quarter-inch. A shorter wick will produce a smaller, controlled flame, reducing the risk of flare-ups or excessive smoke.
Using Wick Dippers
Use a candle wick dipper instead of blowing out candles. Blowing out the flame can send hot wax flying or produce a lot of smoke. Wick dippers safely extinguish the flame without any unwanted side effects.
While it's tempting to fill a room with the scent of a burning candle, ensure there's adequate ventilation. This will prevent the buildup of smoke or soot and provide a cleaner burn all around.
Store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight when not in use to preserve their shape, scent, and longevity.
There's no better way to embrace the season than by filling your home with the warm and inviting aromas of Fall. Looking for even more Fall-inspired scents? Shop our full collection of Fall-scented candles, each poured with love right here in Kalamazoo, Michigan.