Learn how to make the best natural DIY Bug Repellent Floating Candles with citronella essential oil in this easy tutorial.
I love the outdoors, but I hate bugs. If you’re like me you prefer to choose a natural bug repellent over the toxic chemical stuff. I know many bugs have their purpose in our eco-system, but I don’t want them on my front porch. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new natural bug repellent ideas, preferably ones that won’t make me smelly.
I am an essential oil fanatic. We use essential oils for so many different things in our home, and we love using citronella candles when it comes to protecting us from creepy crawling flying critters.
When we lived in San Diego, we always had citronella candles going in our backyard. If you want to try an essential oil blend other than Citronella, you can opt for the Shield Me blend. It’s kid safe too.
This floating candle works great to repel mosquitoes, gnats and other bugs in the outdoors. Not only is this DIY Natural Bug Repellent Floating Candle Jar functional, but it’s pretty too!
DIY Natural Bug Repellent Floating Candle in a Jar
- Fill your mason jar with water, nearly to the top. Add the citronella essential oil, slice of lemon and the rosemary sprig to the water. Place the floating candle on top.
- This decorative jar will keep the mosquitoes and other bugs away. Replace the lemon slice and water every 2-3 days.