DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles – Indoor & Outdoor

These DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles are easy to make and will keep the bugs away!

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Keep scrolling for a video tutorial on how to make these DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles.

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to enjoy the outdoors when mosquitoes are flying around and biting you.

These DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles are great for BBQ’s, campfires, and any activity indoor or outdoor.

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I like to light these candles when I’m on my patio with my family, enjoying time together. I have kids, so keeping the bugs away has become important to me.

I love that this recipe is natural too. Great for us humans and great for the environment.

Citronella candles can become strong at times. They are just as effective but seem to give me headaches from time to time if burned for too long. These fresh candles have a wonderful smell and won’t irritate your sense of smell.

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I added rosemary sprigs and essential oil to this recipe. Rosemary is one of the widely known herbs to repel certain bugs such as flies and mosquitoes.

A variety of insects have proven to have a highly sensitive smell. The lemon and lime in these DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles will detour the insects from coming around the candle. Therefore, staying away from you!

Below I have included free labels that you can download, print, and use for your amazing creations.

  • I included one standard size that will fit a regular mason jar.
  • I use these Avery Full Sheet Stickers for all of my handmade health & beauty products.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Cut the limes and lemon into slices.

Add three lime slices, two lemon slices, and three fresh rosemary sprigs into a single mason jar. Repeat with the other two jars.

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Fill the mason jars with distilled water.

Add 12 drops rosemary essential oil into each jar.

Close jars with a lid and shake to mix all of the ingredients.

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Open and place a tealight candle on the top. Light and enjoy!


Make sure to follow the standard practices when handling and lighting candles. Light on a flat surface and keep away from other objects.

These candles will stay lit for two to three hours. Store in the refrigerator if you don’t plan on using them right away. The shelf life, if stored in the refrigerator, is one week.

Are you ready for a bug-free afternoon? Light these DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles and enjoy your evening free of any pesky distractions.

If you have any questions about making your very own candles, please comment in the section below. I am always happy to help!

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Mosquito Repellent Candles
Author: rina @ sweetnaturesbeauty.com
Ingredients
  • 3 16 oz mason jars
  • 3 tealight candles
  • 9 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 limes
  • 1 lemon
  • 36 drops rosemary essential oil
  • distilled water
Instructions
  1. Cut the limes and lemon into slices.

  2. Add three lime slices, two lemon slices, and three fresh rosemary sprigs into a single mason jar.

  3. Repeat with the other two jars.

  4. Fill the mason jars with distilled water.

  5. Add 12 drops rosemary essential oil into each jar.

  6. Close jars with a lid and shake to mix all of the ingredients.

  7. Open and place a tealight candle on the top. Light and enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • Make sure to follow the standard practices when handling and lighting candles. Light on a flat surface and keep away from other objects.
  • These candles will stay lit for two to three hours. Store in the refrigerator if you don’t plan on using them right away. The shelf life, if stored in the refrigerator, is one week.
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