(This post was last updated: 11/24/20.)
Spending time outside in the summer is wonderful except for one thing……those darn mosquitoes. They love to bite me and it only takes being outside for a few minutes to get attacked. I have tried many different candles, torches, sprays, etc. This summer I thought I would try making my own candle to see how it worked. I have used it once so far and it worked great. It’s very easy to put together this DIY mosquito repellent candle. You only need a few items that you mostly already have laying around the house.
I started by reusing an old mason jar. I filled it with one sliced lemon, then added a few sprigs of fresh basil and about 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil. I filled the jar with tap water then then plopped a small floating candle on top and lit that sucker. All afternoon I was free from those pesky bugs that I hate so much.
How do you keep the mosquitoes away? What products have you used or made yourself? Did you make this DIY mosquito repellent candle- how did it work for you? I would love to hear your recommendations so leave me a comment below.
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