KEEP BUGS AWAY WITH THIS NON-TOXIC MASON JAR REPELLENT

Since I love (love, love) my essential oils instead of using toxic candles or chemicals, I could not resist these easy luminaries.

Aren’t they so beautiful too?  Function AND form.

Summer Mason Jar Luminaries - These are not only easy and beautiful they are also a chemical free DIY Bug Repellent!

I got the idea to add the fresh rosemary and citrus from Kellie at Nest Of Posies.  Have you seen her blog??  Sooo many amazing ideas up in there!

Let’s whip these up, shall we?

Supplies You Need:

  • 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 be good for outside). This equals TEN drops of each oil / jar.
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • water
  • Floating tea light candles

To Assemble these are just so easy.  I lined up my 4 mason jars and here’s what you do:

  • 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!
  • Discard fruit and liquid in jar after 2 – 3 days depending on your climate; rinse jars and start fresh as needed
*Never leave candles unattended or in reach of small children; Make sure the mixture in jars is not ingested.

 

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