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Make these mosquito repellent candles and keep bugs at bay this summer!
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How to Make Mosquito Repellent Candles

Make you own mosquito repellent candles in just 10 minutes with a few basic supplies, and stay pest-free for all of your summer activities.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Makes 2 candles
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Pint mason jars
  • Floating candles
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Basil
  • Lemongrass essential oil


  • Slice one lemon and one lime (this will be enough for two candles).
  • Add a couple of slices of lemon and lime to the jar.
  • Add a couple of sprigs of basil.
  • Fill jar with water up to threads.
  • Add in 10-15 drops of lemongrass oil.
  • Stir.
  • Add in floating candle.
  • Light the candle and enjoy a pest-free summer!