Friday, June 7, 2013

Homemade Citronella Candles

My favorite thing to do during late spring and summer, is to sit out on our back porch and enjoy good food and company. 

Dinner parties can be crashed quickly by mosquitos. These homemade citronella candles are an eco-friendly alternative to keep these un-welcomed guests away. 

You can make these in batches, using any container you please.  

Citronella oil is plant based and non-toxic so you don't have to worry about harming your body or the environment. Many of  the newer commercialized citronella candles contain harmful toxins. 

Things you will need:
Containers (mason jars or old buckets are perfect for this project)
Soy wax 
Candle Wicks
Citronella Oil (Easy to find at Whole Foods or similar health food grocer)

Adhere the wick to the bottom of the container and pour in the melted soy wax mixed with the oil.
For an even cuter and more mosquito resistant idea, hang your homemade candles from trees. 

Here is to a bite free summer!


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