How to Make own Citronella Candles to Deter Insects?
Citronella candle is an excellent mosquito repellant. If this is good news, the better news is you yourself can make your own citronella candles at home. Citronella candles are not only mosquito repellants. They in fact deter a lot of other such insects as well. Citronella candles are a must for a perfect romantic outdoor setting.
Making citronella candles is easy and inexpensive as well. It costs only around 25 cents per candle. Also the making process does not take more than ten minutes.
Well, shall we see how to make citronella candles?
Method of Making Citronella Candles
First step is to keep the wick ready. If you are buying ready made wicks you do not have to do any thing. If you are making it by yourself, soak the string piece or cord in to molten wax and allow it to dry on a wax paper sheet.
Next to heat the wax, first heat the container to about 140 degrees. Use thermometer for measuring temperature. Then put wax into the container. While wax is melting add few drops of citronella oil and stir with the wooden spoon. 2 to 3 drops will do. Constant stirring of molten wax is necessary.
Then spray the releaser in the mold. Then pour the melted wax into the mold. Do not fill up to the top. Leave at least an inch of space free and in filled at the top of the mold. Finally place the wax in the melting wax. You can tie the wick to a pencil so that it stands in tits place.
Allow the candle to cool for at least 5 hours. That’s all. Your own homemade citronella candles are ready. Now, for your next outdoor dinner or party you do not have to worry about mosquitoes or any other insects for that matter. Your citronella candles, in addition to setting the mood for the occasion, will deter mosquitoes and insects much to your enjoyment and peace.
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