Every year when spring rolls around and summer gets into full swing, we enjoy being outside, playing on the playground ,BBQing with family/friends & well dealing with those pesky mosquitos. After years of spending tons of money on citronella candles, sprays & still being eaten alive, I decided to do some research into natural home remedies that help to get rid of the mosquitos.
That is where the Mason Jar Mosquito Repellent Candle becomes a great & easy home-made option!
MASON JAR MOSQUITO REPELLENT CANDLE
INGREDIENTS & ITEMS NEEDED:
- 1 Mason Jar ( 16 oz)
- 2-3 Lemon Slices
- 2-3 Lime Slices
- Fresh Rosemary ( just a couple sprigs)
- Water (fill remainder of jar with water)
- Active Ingredient: Lemon Eucalyptus oil (8-12 drops)( Link below)
- Floating Tea Candle
*I like to make 5-6 of these home made candles at a time. With not wanting to spend an arm or a leg, buying a bag of lemons & limes makes more sense & the leftovers can make a delicious lemonade/limeade drink to enjoy while you sit outside during the warm months!
This is a simple mosquito repellant that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and ideally placed outdoors five minutes before going to sit outside.
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