DIY Mosquito Repellent Candle

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(This post was last updated: 11/24/20.)

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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.

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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.

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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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  1. 5.15.20
    theressugarinmytea said:

    I am so glad that you enjoyed the post!