Jack O Lantern 'o Fragrance

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I suppose that this isn't really a recipe as much as passing along a tip for something that I enjoy in Oct.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pumpkin, carved to your liking
  • 1 candle for inside the pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or as much as you need for the size of the pumpkin lid)
  • 4 -10 whole cloves, again depending on the size of your pumpkin


  1. When you cut the lid out of the pumpkin do it as evenly as possible and set aside.
  2. Clean and carve the pumpkin with any design you wish.
  3. Place the candle so that it will stand securely.
  4. Turn the pumpkin lid upside down and rub it well with the spice, using as much or little as you need for a good coating.
  5. Stick a few whole cloves into the underside of the lid as well.
  6. Light the candle and replace the lid on the pumpkin and enjoy the lovely fragrance.
  7. It's nice to do this in the evening and place the pumpkin in a window so the folks outside can enjoy your jack o lantern too.
Most Helpful

5 5

This smelled so good! I put it on a table near my window and it was so good to smell. it was like one of those scented candles, except that it had a blend of natarual scents. I used about 6 cloves for the pumpkin, and found that this was enough.

5 5

I'm so glad I chanced upon this seasonally perfect idea. This made me feel so much like Martha Stewart and my hallway smelled divine for the trick-or-treaters who came to call last night. This is a new tradition in my household. Thanks, Annacia! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

5 5

Lovely and fun! The smell is fantastic. My carving kinda stinks, but the point of this "recipe" is the aroma... right?! I cannot believe that I never thought of doing this. I'm so glad I tried this. I will be doing this every year from now on. (I'm still having trouble posting my pics to the recipe, but I will keep trying). Thank you for posting. (Made for PRMR)