how to make homemade mosquito repellent candle


By Jana Kollarova /


  • 8oz soy wax or paraffin wax
  • 6oz gel wax
  • 20 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 4-6 (2oz) glass containers
  • An appropriate wick


1.Melt the soy wax and the gel wax in separate pans. Keep an eye on thewax as it melts quickly.
2.While the wax is melting, set the wicks into the containers using a wick sticker or hot glue.
3.When the wax is completely melted, stir in equal amounts of the essential oils into the two pans and mix well.
4.Add candle colorants in whatever shades you like your candle to have eg pink and wine.
5.Pour about 1/2 inch of the soy wax into the prepared containers, avoiding drips down the side of the containers.
6.Set aside to cool and allow the wax solidify enough to support the next layer and not melt.
7.When the first soy wax layer has hardened enough, re-heat the gel wax until it’s fluid enough. You don’t want it to be too hot or else it will melt the first layer.
8.Pour a thin 1/4 inch of the gel wax on top of the first layer.
9.When the gel wax layer cools (it takes less time than the first layer)re-heat the soy wax and pour it over the gel wax layer.
10.Allow it cool and continue alternating the layers till container is al- most full.
11.Leave the candles to cool overnight and trim the wicks to about 1/2 inch.
12.Light these candies at your outdoor event to help keep those pesky mosquitoes away!


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