Citronella Candles - Eco Living

With the sun out and the flies buzzing earlier this summer I got little creative, this time in the kitchen. Mosquitoes are a pain, one that we didn't have when we lived in the UK. That moment when you're just falling asleep and you hear that little whine in your ear...so annoying. So I decided to have a go at making my own citronella candles.


I used soya wax from Baldwins and citronella essential oil which I bought from my local Bio shop. I recycled glass yoghurt pots, melted about 100g of wax and added 15 drops of essential oil for each candle. To finish them off I cut scrap fabric with pinking shears to top and tied with string. So simple...but so pretty don't you think! They're pretty strong smelling and seem to be doing the trick. I think I'm going to have a go at some wintery scented candles next. Something like pine, or cinnamon, or cloves, and maybe experiment with different waxes.

What have you been making recently?

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