We don’t have a lot of mosquitoes here in Northern California (thank God!), but I remember those buggy nights in New Jersey when I was growing up, and how we’d go out to a summer party, and I’d come home with my body covered in bites. So when I found this DIY on making homemade citronella candles on Garden Therapy, I had to share.  What a great idea!

The best part of this tutorial is that it explains how to add additional scents to your candles like eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, and oregano — other smells bugs don’t like, that aren’t just citronella.

Then, when you’re all finished making your candles, you get to dress up your tin cans pretty like these!


To see the whole tutorial, head to Garden Therapy.