You’re Going to LOVE This All-Natural DIY Citronella Candle Alternative

DIY this effective and beautiful bug-repelling CANDLES using a mason jar, essential oils, fresh herbs, and sliced citrus!

DIY this effective and beautiful bug-repelling CANDLES using a mason jar, essential oils, fresh herbs, and sliced citrus!

With the threat of Zika high, we’ve never been more aware of how important it is to fend off mosquitoes. Citronella candles have long been the assumed candle of choice for keeping these pests away, but it can be hard to find an attractive citronella candle, or at least one that isn’t laden with chemicals. Blogger Claire of A Little Clareification solved the problem by creating an adorable bug-repelling candle using a mason jar, essential oils, fresh herbs, and sliced citrus. It’s undeniably beautiful while also providing an all-natural solution for a major problem. Get the full tutorial here on Claire’s blog.

Supplies You Need:

  • 4 Mason Jars (you can also recycle jelly jars, etc)
  • 40 drops each – Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, and Thieves essential oils (or use your own combination of
  • Oils but these are known to be good for outside). This equals TEN drops of each oil/jar.
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Water
  • Floating tea light candles

To Assemble these are just so easy. I lined up my 4 mason jars and here’s what you do:

Never leave candles unattended or in reach of small children; Make sure the mixture in jars is not ingested.

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