Make your own citronella candles against mosquitoes

Ready to banish those pesky mosquitoes from your life? We have just the thing for you: citronella candles! These little fragrance wonders are not only pretty to look at, but also drive away these buzzing pests with ease. So grab your creativity and let’s fight the mosquitoes together!

Before we get started, let's delve into the perfumed paradise of citronella for a moment. This essential oil, derived from lemongrass, has a refreshing and invigorating scent. It's like the gentle kiss of a summer wind on your skin. And the best part? Mosquitoes hate this smell! It's her kryptonite candle, if you will. So, grab a pot, some wicks and let's get started!

Here's what you need to make your own citronella candles:


1. Wax: Use a high-quality soy or beeswax. It melts evenly and spreads the scent of citronella oil perfectly.
2. Wicks: Make sure you use wicks that are suitable for outdoor use. You don't want them to go up in smoke before the mosquitoes are gone!
3. Container: This is where creativity comes in! Choose containers that reflect your individual style. From decorative glasses to discarded teacups, let your imagination run wild!


1. Melt the wax in a heatproof container over a water bath.
2. Once the wax has melted, add a few drops of citronella oil and stir well.
3. Pour the scented mixture into your prepared containers and place the wick in the center. Hold it in place with a pen or pencil.
4. Allow the wax to cool completely and harden. Patience is key, my friend!

Now you've done it! You've created your own mosquito candles that are not only effective but also stylish. Place it on your terrace, balcony or in your garden and watch as the mosquitoes run away.