Citronella Floating Candle

July 3, 2014 | Comments Off

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These Citronella candles are a little different from all the others we have blogged about in the past. “Other Citronella Candles”. This version of the candle is rustic and filled with herbs, fruit and oil. These would make lovely hostess gifts,  (Just pop the lid on). For the full tutorial on how to make these Citronella candles visit Adventures-in-making.comRead More...

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Mason Jar Citronella Candles

July 30, 2013 | Comments Off

Mason Jar Citronella Candles

Making your own citronella candles is a fun summer project. Making citronella candles in mason jars is also great because you can pop a lid on them and leave them outside overnight and not have to worry about them getting rained on or full of water. Plus the oh-so-popular mason jar is so adorable, why not make as many projects … Read More...

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Citronella Paint Can Candles for Dad

June 13, 2013 | Comments Off

Citronella Paint Can Candles for Dad

Father’s Day gift idea alert! Repurpose an old paint can to house a citronella candle in a few easy steps. Head on over to Henry Happened for the how-to.Read More...

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DIY Floating Citronella Candles

April 8, 2013 | Comments Off

DIY Floating Citronella Candles

Amy from Positively Splendid has instructions for this great spring/summer floating citronella candle DIY project over on her blog.… Read More...

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Citronella Sand Candles

August 7, 2012 | Comments Off

Learn how to make sand-covered citronella candles with an awesome video tutorial from Mahar Craft.… Read More...

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A Classy Citronella

August 4, 2012 | Comments Off

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Keep annoying bugs away in style with this excellent citronella project. Learn how to make this for yourself at My Home Life.… Read More...

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Citronella Candle DIY

July 9, 2012 | Comments Off

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Garden Therapy has a cute idea for making insect-repellent citronella candles and shares a step-by-step tutorial. Try it for yourself.Read More...

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Citronella Soap recipe

May 20, 2009 | Comments Off

Try this citronella soap recipe for a great summer soap.  Citronella is a fantastic insect repellent now that warm weather is arriving and  crushed pennyroyal leaves smell very minty, creating a fresh soap for hot weather!  This soap is not…

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5 Insect Repellant Candles

June 16, 2014 | Comments Off

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Warm nights bring on the opportunity to have outdoor events such as parties, BBQ’s, and get-togethers.  However, they also bring out the insects and sometimes those insects can be more of a pest to us than anything.  Did you know that there are all natural ingredients that you can add to your candle wax to produce an insect repellant?  Today … Read More...

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7 Candles For Your Memorial Day Celebration

May 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Memorial Day Candles

Memorial Day is a holiday that brings together family and friends to remember the ones who are no longer with us because of their service of fighting for our freedoms.  The colors of Red, White and Blue are ever representative of our freedom and what better way to display our patriotism than to show those colors.  Today we have brought … Read More...

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15 Candle Projects to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

There are a lot of ways to incorporate candles in outdoor spaces, and today I’ve rounded up 15 of my favorites. This list has everything from hanging luminaries to citronella ideas to affordable faux torches. All are worth trying today (or pinning for next year)!

Outdoor Torches

DIY Candle Column

DIY Candle Column

Easy Outdoor Candle Stakes

Easy Outdoor Candle Stakes

Hanging Lanterns

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Yarn Bomb Boring Outdoor Candles

August 29, 2012 | Comments Off

Garden Therapy shares how to yarn bomb simple candles, rendering them super cute. See how they did it.… Read More...

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Happy Flower Girl: Renaude Hatsedakis

There’s a bit of a debate about whether fragrance oil or essential oil is better when it comes to candle making.

Some people insist only natural essential oils will do, while fragrance oil fans say scents are stronger and there are more selections.

What are the differences between fragrance oils and essential oils?

Fragrance oils are usually synthetic, although they … Read More...

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Insect Repellent Pillars

May 22, 2011 | Comments Off

Lemongrass House makes some pretty pillars that double as insect repellent. They’re different from traditional container citronella candles, although the candles do contain citronella.

They also make an all natural mosquito repellent spray that contains lavender, citronella, orange peel, lemongrass, and geranium. See Lemongrass House insect repellent candles for more information.

If you’d like some ideas to make your own … Read More...

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Bite-Lite Launches Mosquito Repelling Candles

May 13, 2011 | Comments Off

Bite Lite CandlesBite-Lite® LLC has launched their mosquito repelling candles in Las Vegas at the National Hardware Show. Apparently, the formula was developed by  Bedoukian Research Inc. and is made with natural ingredients.

According to a press release through Pr-USA.net, monkeys seem to instinctively know what fruits and plants to rub themselves with to get rid of pesky mosquitoes. Scientists observed this … Read More...

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DIY Non Toxic Mosquito Repellent

January 16, 2011 | Comments Off

With all the recent floods,  mosquitoes are on the rise. I myself have a strictly “hate” relationship with the pesky little things ( they have anger issues )  If you want to make your very own mosquito repellent that is non toxic try the following.

* 10-25 drops (total) of essential oils

* 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil  ( … Read More...

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Spring fresh room spray recipe

August 25, 2009 | Comments Off

Spring Fresh Room Spray
from Aura Cacia

Aromatherapists value lemongrass for its ability to both calm and revitalize, to relieve tension, invigorate, and inspire. The tall tropical grass fills this tall order beautifully.

Ingredients
4 drops lemongrass
8 drops fir needle essentail oil
2 drops lemon…

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Mandarin essential oil properties

July 23, 2009 | Comments Off

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from Aroma Web

Mandarin Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed
Color: Greenish Orange
Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Description: Very sweet, citrusy, fruity.

Possible Uses: Acne, dull skin, insomnia, oily skin, scars, spots, stress, wrinkles. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, … Read More...

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Mandarin essential oil properties

July 23, 2009 | Comments Off

mandarinoilMandarin Essential Oil properties
from Aroma Web

Mandarin Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Common Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed/Expressed
Color: Greenish Orange
Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Description: Very sweet, citrusy, fruity.

Possible Uses: Acne, dull skin, insomnia, oily skin, scars, spots, stress,…

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Antibacterial bathroom air spray

May 21, 2009 | Comments Off

Bathroom Air Spray

from Essential Oil Recipes

This wonderfully refreshing air spray will keep your bathroom clean from bacteria and viruses.

Fill a pump-spray bottle with 500ml of distilled water then add the following essential oils:

* 5 drops Cinnamon essential oil
* 5 drops…

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