DIY Bug Repellent Candle

DIY Bug Repellent Candle

This candle smells great and helps keep your space free of pesky insects!

Craft your own bug repellent candle to keep biting bugs at bay! Containing essential oils of Lemongrass, Catnip, and Cedarwood Atlas.




Put a cotton wick into an 8 oz glass mason jar. Center the metal tab on the bottom in the middle of the jar. You can keep the wick centered by laying two chopsticks across the top of the jar and placing the wick in the middle. (Tip: If your wick still seems unstable, try using a bobby pin or paper clip to hold it in place.)


Put a glass or Pyrex measuring cup into a pot that’s about 1/4 full of simmering water. The water will heat the measuring cup from the outside.


Melt the beeswax in the measuring cup. (Tip: You can blend the essential oils in a separate glass bowl while the beeswax is melting!)


Remove the beeswax from heat when it’s fully melted.


Add the essential oils and stir, using a glass stirring rod or a stainless steel spoon.


Carefully pour the melted wax into the glass jar, holding the wick in place. (Tip: Try pouring just a small amount of the melted blend in first, and letting it get a bit solid so it holds the bottom of the wick in place!)

Safety and dilution

No safety concerns.

Kid safety: If diffusing outside, this blend is safe for all ages.

Pet safety: If diffusing outside, this blend is safe for use around pets.

Shelf Life

The ingredient with the shortest shelf life remaining becomes the shelf life of the entire blend.

Karen Williams
President, Aromatherapy & Sourcing
<div>Karen first learned of Aromatics International during her extensive studies with the Aromahead Institute. She had worked as a registered nurse for more than 35-years and wanted to enrich her career by pursuing her passion for plant-based medicine and natural wellness. After decades of continued study, Karen enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with the aromatherapy community.&nbsp;<br><br>As our president, lead aromatherapist and product-sourcer, Karen keeps the Aromatics International vision alive. She works with small distillers around the world to offer high-quality, sustainable, organic, and wildcrafted products and share their benefits with our ever-growing community.</div>

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