SUMMER FRESH IN A JAR: DIY BUG REPELLENT LUMINARIES
Summer Fresh In A Jar: DIY Bug Repellent Luminaries
Summer time is bug time. Instead of using citronella oil, this all natural recipe, from A Little Claireification, uses fresh rosemary and citrus in a mason jar with essential oils. No chemicals in these luminaries! Thanks Claire for this recipe!
We love that these can help to ward off the bugs and they are just so beautiful as well!
So here is what you need to do to make these gorgeous, beautiful smelling designer table luminaries.
Supplies you will need:
3 or 4 Mason Jars (you can also recycle jelly jars, etc)
40 drops each – Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils (or use your own combination of oils, but these are known to help to repel the bugs). This equals TEN drops of each oil / jar.
2 fresh lemons
2 fresh limes
8 sprigs fresh rosemary
Floating tea light candles
Line up the mason jars and add the following, (the order is not important):
Slice the lemons and the limes and set aside for a moment – I like to have two each just in case but you can possibly use one each
Place two sprigs of rosemary into each jar
Fill each jar 3/4 full with water
Add the essential oils of your choice – 10 drops each per jar – and swirl slightly
Place a slice each of lemon and lime into each jar
Add more water if needed to raise the level to almost full
Place a floating tea light candle on top
Set outside, light and make some magic once you light them*
Replace tea lights as needed – I recommend having some extras on hand! Try different colours.
Discard fruit and liquid in jar after 2 – 3 days depending on your climate; rinse jars and start fresh as needed
Beautiful and easy to make, and so perfect for outdoor living. What do you think? Let us know how your luminaries designs turn out!