DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles – Crafts by Amanda


These DIY mosquito repellent candles are a natural way to rid of those pesky bugs buzzing around your ears.

DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles

Why we love this project

Did you know you could make your own homemade DIY mosquito repellant candles? With ingredients like lemon, lime, water, and essential oils these candles are not just for pretty decoration but repel unwanted pests in your yard and they’re super easy to make!

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.

DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles - overhead view

Helpful Project Information:

  • Age Level: 12 and up
  • Mess Factor: Small
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 10 minutes
  • Cost Estimate: Less than $10.00

Craft supplies you will need

supplies for DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles

Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post.

How to a Make Mosquito Repellent Candles

These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions!

  1. Cut lemon (and/or lime) into 1⁄4” thick slices and place 2-3 slices inside each glass jar.sliced lemons and limes
  2. Place 2-3 sprigs of greenery (lavender, rosemary, or eucalyptus) into each jar.greenery sprigs in a mason jar
  3. Add essential oils (see recipes below in printable instruction card).adding essential oils to mason jars
  4. Fill the jar with water to the neck of the jar submerging the citrus slices and sprigs of greenery.filling mason jar with water
  5. Place a floating candle inside the jar.floating candle inside mason jar

Expert Crafting Tips

  • Having an outdoor party? Make a big batch of these pretty floating mosquito repellant candles to display throughout the yard.
  • You can purchase unscented floating candles from a local craft store or online.
  • Sprigs of fresh greenery like rosemary or lavender work in extra defense against mosquitos, but you can certainly use faux greenery as well.
  • Use wide mouth mason jars, in whichever size you’d like so you have room for your floating candles. If you decide to use larger than 16 oz jars, you can easily double the recipe called for in each candle as to not dilute the mixture too much.
DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles

Spring and summer are our favorite times of the year, but with those lovely seasons come the bugs, and the most dreaded of them all, mosquitos. I like being able to sit on my porch in peace without having to swat my hands, legs, arms, face… you name it. Insert, these DIY mosquito repellent candles! Which ones will you be trying?

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DIY Mosquito Repellent Candles

Print Project

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.

Prep Time5 mins

Crafting Time0 mins

Total Time5 mins

Age Group: Adult Crafts

Project Type: Mason Jar Crafts

Makes: 3 candles

Supplies

  • 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

Recipe 1

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

Recipe 2

  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops lime essential oil

Recipe 3

  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil

Instructions

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

  • Place 2-3 sprigs of greenery (lavender, rosemary or eucalyptus) into each jar.

  • Add essential oils (see recipes above).

  • Fill the jar with water to the neck of the jar submerging the citrus slices and sprigs of greenery.

  • Place a floating candle inside the jar.

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • Sprigs of fresh greenery like rosemary or lavender work in extra defense against mosquitos, but you can certainly use faux greenery as well.
  • Use wide mouth mason jars, in whichever size you’d like so you have room for your floating candles. If you decide to use larger than 16 oz jars, you can easily double the recipe called for in each candle as to not dilute the mixture too much.
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