DIY Citronella Candles For Summer2:32 PM
S ummer is almost here! So learn How to make DIY Citronella Candles For Summer. Citronella candles ...
Summer is almost here! So learn How to make DIY Citronella Candles For Summer. Citronella candles are a summer staple when it comes to keeping the backyard bugs away. Below are the step by step Tutorial, anyone can make it. trust me.
What you need: Wax (I used soy wax for two candles and I also used the remainder of my block of wax from this project – both from AC Moore), candle wicks, containers for your candles, Krazy glue, and citronella oil. I ordered the citronella oil from here, and I also picked up some eucalyptus oil to mix in. If you don’t want the citronella scent to be too strong, I recommend mixing in a second oil.
Start by adhering the wick to the bottom of your candle containers with Krazy glue. Melt the wax in a pot over the stove at a low heat – I recommend having a dedicated pot for stuff like this. Remove the wax from the heat as soon as it has fully melted, and at this point mix in your essential oils. I used about ten drops of the citronella oil and five drops of eucalyptus. Pour the wax into your containers and place them in the refrigerator or freezer – they’ll harden in just a few hours!
This is a great way to re-use old mason jars!
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The addition of eucalyptus makes these smell much better than store-bought citronella candles, and they’re far prettier too! I’m sure I’ll be making lots of these for the summer months ahead :).