With the summer season just around the corner, the mosquitoes will start to be running ramped and you’ll wish you had some bug repellent on you to keep the pesky blood-suckers away. While bug repellents tend to be filled with tons of toxic chemicals and a pungent odorous scent, this DIY orange insect repellent candle is a great way to keep the bugs away without dousing yourself in insecticide.
To make this fragrant bug repellent candle, begin by cutting an orange in half and scooping out the inners. The skin of the orange will make up the vessel of your bug repellent candle. Then add a candle wick, six melted white candles and 20 drops of citronella essential oil. As you burn this candle, the mix of citrus and citronella will keep the mosquitoes away all night long.