How To Make a Citronella Candle at Home

How To Make a Citronella Candle at Home

Nothing screams summer like a good outdoor BBQ. And we don’t want any mosquitoes to crash the cookout.

That’s why we make citronella candles to keep those pesky bugs away all summer long. The scent of citronella repels mosquitoes and other insects.

Sugar & Charm gives us our next quick-and-easy DIY project that works beautifully as a table decoration and offers a much safer alternative to chemical sprays.

You can customize the scent, design, and size to perfectly complement your outdoor decor.

The inviting warm glow of these homemade candles are just what your next summer outdoor dinner party needs to create a memorable, bug-free evening for your guests.

Be the hostess with the mostest, and read the DIY instructions below!

Supplies for Citronella Jars:

Mason Jars
Fresh herbs and citrus slices
Citronella oil
Floating candles

*Six herbs you can use in your jars to repel mosquitoes: lavender, mint, rosemary, basil, lemon balm, and, of course, citronella.


1. Fill the glass jars with herbs and citrus slices.
2. Pour fresh water in the jar.
3. Add drops of citronella oil.
4. Add a floating candle over the top and enjoy!

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