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Make simple citronella candles to keep the mosquitoes away this summer!

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  • How to make a candle. Diy Citronella Candles  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tie your wick around the chopstick and cut it to the length of your candle containers. Don't worry about the extra length at the top - you'll cut it later. Also, make sure the wick goes all the way down to the bottom of the container and stays as close to the middle as possible. You can use hot glue to keep the wick in place.

  • How to make a candle. Diy Citronella Candles  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Melt the wax using a double broiler (or the two pots with water in between method that I used here) . There should be directions on your wax container, but here are some general guidelines:
    - when the wax melts, it takes up less space, so measure about double the dry wax that fits in each container
    - melt the wax at a medium/low heat, stirring occasionally
    - take the wax off the "broiler" as soon as it is a complete liquid

  • How to make a candle. Diy Citronella Candles  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pour the hot wax into the containers. Try to disturb the wick as little as possible. Add the citronella oil to each candle. I added a lot (probably 10-15 drops per candle).

  • How to make a candle. Diy Citronella Candles  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Let the wax sit in your refrigerator until it hardens (2-5 hours).

  • How to make a candle. Diy Citronella Candles  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Snip the candle wicks.

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