DIY Natural Insect Repellent Candle

citrus as an insect repellent
DIY Natural Insect Repellent Candles

It’s summer here in the south, so there are LOTS of mosquitos!!!

To help us continue to enjoy our time outside on the patio this summer, I made these adorable DIY natural insect repellent candles. And they’re working great!

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Insect Repellent Ingredients

Learn how to make natural insect repellent candles

Supplies you will need for these DIY Natural Insect Repellent Candles:

  • Quart or pint jar (I even used some other storage jars I had on hand)
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 lemon
  • Few sprigs of Rosemary
  • A floating candle
  • Water
  • Citronella essential oil (8-10 drops)
citronella essential oil insect repellent candle
Citronella Essential Oil
insect repellent candle
Natural Insect Repellent Candles


Slice up your grapefruit and lemon. Layer the fruit along with sprigs of rosemary in the jar. Fill the jar with water. Add 8-10 drops of citronella essential oil. Top with a floating candle. Light your all natural insect repellent candle and enjoy in your favorite outdoor spot for up to a week.

homemade insect repellent candle
Homemade Insect Repellent

These DIY all natural insect repellent candles are not only pretty to look at, but they work so well! Knowing that the ingredients are all natural and safe make this little project even more rewarding.

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