Summer is the time for you and you kids to have fun and camp together as family. But sometimes, mosquito bites ruin this bonding moment and make things worse. Don’t worry as citronella candles are here to save the day. DIY citronella candles take about less than half an hour to make and of course, budget-friendly.
What you need:
- 3-4 plain or colored jars
- Candle wax
- Citronella oil
- Bowl for boiling water
- Colored crayon (optional)
First, take the pack of candle wax. To determine how much wax you need, grab the jar and pour wax into it filling about one half of it. Put some boiling water into a pan in medium heat, then place the bowl on top. Put the candle wax. Stir to melt.
While waiting for the candle wax to melt, attach the wisp on the jar. Take one wisp and scotch tape. Put a piece of scotch tape on the bottom of the wisp and securely place it into the middle of the jar. Do this also with the other jars.
You can add color into the candle wax by using colored wax. Put the colored crayon into the bowl and let it dissolve. You can combine two primary colors to produce secondary color. Mix until the wax is entirely dissolved. If obtained, add one teaspoon of citronella oil.
Use chop sticks to hold the wisps. Pour the hot mixture into the jars. Be careful with this task. Use pot holder to avoid getting burn. After that, let them for a few hours.
Once dried, grab scissors and cut the excess wisps depending on how long or short you need. Remove the chop sticks holding the wisps. And voila! Citronella candles to keep mosquitoes away and protect your family from harm.