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Mosquito-Free Nights: Repel Insects with 4 Natural Candles

With the warm summer just around the corner, there’s nothing more annoying than the constant buzzing of mosquitoes. But fret not!

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You don’t have to resort to chemical insect repellents that leave you suffocating. Instead, you can create your own homemade mosquito-repellent candles that not only keep those pesky bugs at bay but also fill the air with delightful scents. Making these candles is easier than you think, and I’m here to guide you through four different methods to prepare these lifesaving creations.

I-A Natural Candle with Orange and Cloves

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1-What you Will Need:

To make an orange and clove candle, gather the following supplies:

– A firm orange.

– Cloves.

– A flat candle.

– 12 drops of lemongrass essential oil (or jojoba oil, if available).

2-Preparation Method:

– Start by cutting the orange in half.

– Scoop out the insides, ensuring the peel remains intact.

– Place cloves evenly on the surface of the orange peel.

– Insert the flat candle into the hollowed-out orange half.

– Lastly, add the 12 drops of lemongrass essential oil.

And voila! Your homemade candle is ready to be lit, creating a beautiful aroma while effectively repelling mosquitoes.

II-A Natural Candle with 3 Essential Oils to Repel Mosquitoes:

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1-Necessary Items:

To create a natural candle infused with three essential oils, gather the following materials:

– 75 g of beeswax.

– 15 drops of geranium essential oil.

– 30 drops of citronella essential oil.

– 15 drops of lavender essential oil.

– 15 ml of almond oil.

– A glass jar (such as a baby food jar or repurposed glass container).

2-Preparation:

– Melt the beeswax using a double boiler.

– Stir in 15 ml of almond oil to the melted wax.

– Add the listed essential oils.

– Place the wick in the jar and carefully pour the mixture.

– Allow the candle to cool and harden.

Pro tip: You can also use the other half of the orange to create a second candle. Enjoy the soothing fragrance and rest easy knowing those mosquitoes will stay away.

III-A Natural Candle with Rosemary and Eucalyptus:

1-What’s Needed:

To craft a rosemary and eucalyptus candle, gather the following supplies:

– Sprigs of rosemary.

– 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.

– Slices of lime and yellow lemon.

– A tealight candle.

– A glass of water.

– A mason jar.

2-Preparation Method:

– Pour the water into the mason jar and add 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.

– Place a sprig of rosemary into the jar.

– Add the slices of lemon and lime.

– Use a spoon to mix the ingredients.

– Carefully position the tealight candle on top of the mixture.

Now, light your rosemary and eucalyptus candle and relish in its refreshing scent while keeping mosquitoes at bay.

IV-A Natural Candle with Basil:

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1-What you Will Need:

To make a basil-infused candle, gather the following ingredients:

– Slices of yellow lemon and lime.

– A handful of basil leaves.

– 20 drops of lemongrass essential oil.

– A glass jar.

– A tealight candle.

– A glass of water.

2-Preparation:

– Place the slices of lime and lemon into the glass jar.

– Add the handful of basil leaves.

– Pour water into the jar.

– Add the 20 drops of lemongrass essential oil.

– Position the tealight candle on top.

Now, enjoy the pleasant aroma of basil that emanates from your creation, while effectively repelling those unwanted mosquitoes.

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Stacey Smith