I live in the hot south and spending time on our dream deck usually happens in the late evening. It's a relaxing time spent with family.....except for the mosquitoes! Here's how I created an easy citronella candle that helps repel those pesky bugs and looks beautiful, too!
Citronella oil is a plant-based insect repellant that is a must for spending time outside. Since we are self-taught DIYers we knew we could find a way to make candles that were both efficient and pretty.
Using the pint sized mason jars punch a hole from the bottom in the center of the lid. This allows for easier installation of the wick.
Push and twist the wick through the hole in the lid leaving 1/8 inch exposed.Fill jar with citronella torch fuel.