Keep Bugs Away With a Non-Toxic Mason Jar Repellent

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We get a LOT of bugs in Florida and using citronella oil in a mason jar isn’t some “new thing”.  Since we love (love, love)  essential oils instead of using chemicals for things like this, I could not resist these easy luminaries.

I love that they can help to ward off the bugs and they are just so beautiful as well!

DIY Bug Repellent Summer Mason Jar Luminaries

Supplies You Need:

  • 4 Mason Jars (you can also recycle jelly jars, etc)
  • 40 drops each – Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils (or use your own combination of oils but these are known to help to repel the buggies). This equals TEN drops of each oil / jar.
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • water
  • Floating tea light candles

To Assemble these are just so easy.  I lined up my 4 mason jars and here’s what you do:

  • Slice the lemons and the limes and set aside for a moment – I like to have two each just in case but you can possibly use one each
  • Place two sprigs of rosemary  into each jar
  • Fill each jar 3/4 full with water
  • Add the essential oils of your choice  – 10 drops each per jar – and swirl slightly
  • Place a slice each of lemon and lime into each jar
  • Add more water if needed to raise the level to almost full
  • Place a floating tea light candle on top
  • Set outside, light and make some magic once you light them*
  • Replace tea lights as needed – I recommend having some extras on hand!
  • Discard fruit and liquid in jar after 2 – 3 days depending on your climate; rinse jars and start fresh as needed
*Never leave candles unattended or in reach of small children; Make sure the mixture in jars is not ingested.

 

 

Source: http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/keep-bugs-away-with-a-non-toxic-mason-jar-repellent/


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