Making these natural bug repellent luminaries is easy and only takes a few ingredients. They’ll look beautiful on your patio and smell great!
The last few days here have been B-E-A-utiful!
We’re getting our first glimpse of summer with nice, hot sunny days and the grill is already out in full force.
The only problem – the bugs are back. YUCK!
Since I’m not a fan of spraying chemicals all over ourselves and our home, I look for ways to banish the bugs while keeping my family safe. Citrus, herbs, and essential oils to the rescue!
These natural bug repellent luminaries are one of the newest additions to my bug busting arsenal…I just love the way they look and smell, and I think you will too!
How to Make Natural Bug Repellent Luminaries
Making these beauties is easy and only takes a few ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make two luminaries…
- 2 mason jars (or other jars)
- 4 sprigs of bug repelling herbs of your choice – rosemary, peppermint, catnip, lavender, basil, and lemon balm are all good choices
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 lemon – sliced
- 1 lime – sliced
- 20 drops Nature Shield essential oil synergy (or Shield Me if you have little ones)
- 2 floating candles
- hot water
To assemble your luminaries place at least 2 sprigs of herbs in each jar, 4 cloves, and fill half way with hot water.
Add 10 drops of Nature Shield to each jar and swirl to mix.
Finish the jars by adding a few lemon and lime slices, add water to the top if needed, then top off with a floating candle.
And that’s it! Pretty easy, right?
While these jars won’t have a crazy strong scent, they look beautiful and work great when used in combination with other natural bug repelling remedies.
Now go enjoy your wonderful (and hopefully bug-free) summer! 🙂
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