Garden Types - Created Date : 19.8.2019

How to Make Citronella Candles?

How to Make Citronella Candles?

How to Make Citronella Candles?

If your favorite thing in summer is the hot nights outside, one of your favorite things is being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Making citronella candles in boxes is an inexpensive and effective recycling project like the Soy Wax Jar Candles I made a few months ago.

I prepare plenty of citronella candles to create a flawless barrier on the veranda, so I can enjoy my warm breezes and summer cocktails. Not bad to add to the atmosphere!

I'm not crazy about the smell of Citronella, so I added a few more scents to the last party: pine and tangerine. While the most effective candles will still be mainly citronella, feel free to add a few other fragrances that insects like eucalyptus, rosemary, mint and thyme will dislike. I also have a natural insect spray recipe with these scents - they work really well.

1. Using the hot glue gun, glue the wicks to the bottom of the cans and press firmly in the middle. If you are using a larger canister, add two or three intermittent wicks in the middle.

2. Install your double boiler and add wax or old candles in small pieces. Don't worry too much about wicks or other stains on the wax, you won't see them in the candles when you're done. Heat at medium heat until the wax is completely dissolved.

3. When the wax is melted, it is time to add odor. Add 1 oz of citronella oil per pound of wax and increase the odor with 0.5 oz of other odors per pound.

4. Allow the wax to cool slightly and carefully pour into the containers. I can gently maneuver my wicks to stay in the center while the candles cool down, but if you're having problems, fix the wicks with a stick or latch to align them. Be careful not to disturb them too much and put them in a warm place to cool. Slow and complete cooling will create the best looking candles.

5. When cooled, if a pressed area comes around the wick, heat up a little more wax and pour into the cavity.

6. Let the candle cure intact for 48 hours before burning. Then, when you burn it, burn the candles so that you get a full, wide wax pool before blowing. The candles are said to have memory, so it's best to let the first burn adjust the tone for all the rest.

7. Decorate your Citronella candles by wrapping them in sacks, twine and / or yarn. Keep them near the garden, deck or patio, so you can quickly light up when the pests come around.

Some citronella wax flows into the soil of a pot. Does the soil pollute so the plants will no longer grow and should I discard the soil? (and going to the çöp red trash bin ?? ??) or after a few heavy rains?

Hi Joe, I don't think it's going to harm the soil. How much do we talk? If you have a spill, it must harden enough to disassemble it and throw it into a trash. If it's just a few drops, don't worry, you'll be fine.

about half of his cup. Is it still okay Yes, I've cleared the “wet” soil, the question is whether the oil tankers in the ocean behave like spilled oil and erase a small amount of life.

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