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Mosquito Repellant Candles

By: Amanda Formaro from
Mosquito Repellant Candles
Mosquito Repellant Candles

"With ingredients like lemon, lime, water, and essential oils these DIY mosquito repellant candles are not just for pretty decoration but work to ward off unwanted pests in your yard. These repellent candles use clean natural ingredients to ward off mosquitos. We can show you how to make them 3 different ways using either lavender and peppermint, eucalyptus and lime, or a mixture of lemon, eucalyptus, and peppermint. On top of that, these candles are pretty decoration making them awesome for outdoor parties or even weddings and showers."

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking


Materials List

  • 3 wide mouth mason jars in various sizes
  • essential oils lavender, peppermint, lime, eucalyptus, lemon
  • fresh or faux greenery lavender stems, rosemary sprigs, eucalyptus stems
  • Fresh lemon and lime
  • 3 floating candles
  • tap water enough to fill each jar


  1. Cut lemon (and/or lime) into 1⁄4” thick slices and place 2-3 slices inside each glass jar.

  2. Visit for full instructions.

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