Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellent

Oh, mosquitoes - the bane of any great summer day. These pesky little flies have a way of buzzing and biting that makes them a strong contender for "The Most Annoying Thing in the World" (other candidates include pollen and people who text during movies). While they tend to harass some people more than others, chances are everyone has felt the wrath of a mosquito bite at least once in their life.

Supermarkets offer an endless supply of bug sprays and traps, but what if you want to go with something a little more ... natural? As you probably already know, many plants have properties that improve the quality of life around them. From purifying air to relieving burns, the things that grow around us each and every day are often more powerful than what we buy at the store. That's why we weren't surprised to learn that there is a great, all-natural mosquito repellant candle that you can build using only a few ingredients.

These things are perfect for summer cookouts where you need to keep insects away from a large group of people. Next time, skip the bug spray and light a candle that'll keep the bugs at bay while making the party smell great in the process. Check out the images below to learn how you can make your very own all-natural mosquito repellant.


Here's everything you'll need to get started:

  • 5-6 Lemon slices
  • 5-6 Lime slices
  • Few sprigs of Rosemary
  • Water (fill remainder of jar with water)
  • Active ingredient: Lemon Eucalyptus Oil (7-10 drops)
  • Floating tea candles

Place the lemon, lime, rosemary, and lemon eucalyptus oil in your mason jar and fill to the top with water. Then, place a tea candle on top and light it.


Set this jar outside roughly five minutes before you and your family go out. This only takes a few minutes to make, but doesn't it look great?

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