Summer is finally here, and blessed are those who have awesome gardens and front porches decorated with flowers. There’s nothing better than enjoying a hot summer night with a homemade, citrusy juice in your hand. Oh, wait…
What about all the nasty bugs that keep buzzing around? It’s not just the buzzing thing. Mosquitoes and other irritating bugs enjoy having their time on your skin, and those bites are super frustrating. What can you do to keep pests away? Conventional repellents may do the trick, but mosquitoes keep coming. Let’s have some fun!
A simple trick can help you kick mosquitoes out of your home and garden. Moreover, this method will also keep them away for a long, long time. It’s time to trust nature, and put together a few simple things. Our suggestion is eco-friendly, and is super safe. No chemicals added!
Have you ever considered making your own bug repellent? Your creativity sure needed a kick. Well, here it is!
This simple concoction will keep mosquitoes away from you, and it smells like heaven. You couldn’t even think of using these products to protect yourself.
Our mason jar candle repellent combines essential oils, fresh herbs, and citruses. That’s pretty much everything you need. The good thing is that mosquitoes hate each and every ingredient. Keep reading and turn your home into a mosquito-free mansion.
Mason jar luminaries
You will need:
- 4 Mason jars (use jam jars or any other glass jar that fits this purpose)
- Essential oils (There are endless combinations, but experts always use lemon, eucalyptus, thyme, thieves geranium, lavender, catnip, citronella, cedarwood and basil. Try combining cedarwood, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus and thieves, as this mighty combo will punch mosquitoes right in the face. Do they have a face? Regardless of your choice, make sure you use 10 drops of each oil for every jar)
- 2 lemons
- 2 limes
- 8 rosemary springs
- Floating tea light candles
Let’s put everything together!
Line up your jars, and start adding the supplies. In this way you won’t lose too much time prepping and putting everything together.
Slice your citruses, and set them aside. You may only use one fruit, depending on its size.
Add two rosemary springs in each mason jar, and pour in some water. Fill about three quarters of the jar.
Add 10 drops of essential oils in each jar, and swirl carefully.
Add a couple of lemon/lime slices in the jar, and add more water if necessary.
Add your tea light candles, and light them for instant effect.
Watch mosquitoes go away in a minute.
This bug repellent works like magic, and you’ll feel better than ever.
Make sure you replace the tea light candles once they are done. You should also use fresh citruses and herbs after 2-3 days. All you have to do is clean your jars, and follow the same instructions.
This is one of the easiest ways of fixing the atmosphere in summer. No mosquitoes, no cry. Enjoy the natural scent of your DIY repellent, and use it every time you hear something buzzing above your head. It doesn’t cost much, and you’re safe from harsh chemicals. Stay more time outside without being pricked all the time. Bye, bye, mosquitoes!
Source: Healthy Food House