How to Make a Citronella Candle for Summer

I’ll show you not only how to make a citronella candle but also what the best wax is to use to make a citronella candle and which citronella oil I used to make a great candle.

It’s almost time to start eating outside and having friends and family over for BBQ’s and summer parties, but what to do about those pesky mosquitos?

Citronella candles really do work to keep mosquitoes away. They say that each candle will work for up to 3 or 4 feet, so you need several citronella candles on the porch!

I love to use vintage vessels for pouring DIY candles into. It is such a great repurpose. I have some tips for other vessels to repurpose as well.

- 100% Natural Soy Wax - Citronella Essential Oil - Vintage Vessels - Hot Glue - Natural Candle Wicks with a Beeswax Coating

Supplies Needed

I used 100% Natural Soy Wax Flakes. I had researched and I found that soy seemed to be the best and safest option for candle making. AKA all the cool kids use soy!

Place your 100% Natural Soy Candle Wax in the wax melting pot and place it in a pot of water to use as a double boiler.

I use my candle making plastic spoon to constantly stir my 100% natural soy wax until it is completely melted.

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