Make A Prettier Citronella Candle With Fresh Herbs

Make A Prettier Citronella Candle With Fresh Herbs

Nothing ruins a good time out-of-doors like stupid bugs. Citronella candles help stave them off, but store-bought ones can be ugly. For a bug-fighting flame that does double duty as a centrepiece, make your own in a mason jar.

Photo by Ashley Poskin.

To make your pretty, yet functional candle, you’ll need citronella oil (which can be bought wherever essential oils are sold), fresh herbs (lavender and mint repel the pests, but click the link below for the full list), some citrus wedges, a floating candle, and a jar. Fill your jar 3/4 up with water, add about 20 drops of oil, and shove your herbs and citrus down in there. Top it all with a floating candle, light, and enjoy the last (bug-free) bit of summer.

How To Make a Citronella Candle in a Mason Jar [The Kitchn]

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