DIY Citronella Candles That Will Keep the Mosquitos Away

Sitting in your backyard during the summer days is something I enjoy doing. Especially when the sun goes down, and the temperature gets lower.

The best case scenario is when some refreshing and the slow wind comes out of nowhere to chill you out.

But these mosquitos, though. They are a real pain in the butt. I probably have sweet blood because every time I go outside and sit for a while, I come back home with a few mosquito bites.

I tried with a couple of products I found in the store, but they are no good.

They work at first. The mosquitos are gone. Right when you thought you found the solution, they come back with reinforcements stronger than ever.

The desperation made me seek for something that will keep them away. I came to the solution you are going to see below.

It’s romantic, and I hope it will be as effective as the source says it is.

Here you go:


  • Wax Base – Leftover candy pieces or beeswax or any wax you can use
  • One ounce of citronella essential oil
  • Wicks or skewers (or something similar) to position the wicks in place
  • A double boiler for preparation
  • Glass or metal jar for storing the candles


  • Place a candle that is 1 to 2 inches taller than the container
  • Position it on the center of the jar
  • Use a couple of skewers to hold the wick in place
  • Put the pot on the side
  • Take out the double boiler you’ve prepared
  • Fill it with the full amount of wax you decided to use and put it on the stove over low heat. Let it sit until the wax is completely melted
  • Once it melts, remove it from the oven and add the essential oil
  • One ounce of citronella equals one pound of wax
  • Quickly begin to steer because you don’t have much time until the wax cools down
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the containers
  • Move the containers to a room where they’ll cool down completely before you start using them
  • When they cool down, leave them two more days to strengthen up and be ready for you to use them

Show those mosquitos that they can’t mess with you.

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Source: Simple Organic Life

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