10. May 2013 19:35
It's finally getting warmer outside, which means cookouts and outdoor fun is just around the corner! But with that warm weather come the uninvited guests . . . bugs! And more specifically, mosquitos!
Don't let these party crashers ruin your next get-together.
DIY Citronella Candles
Check out this blog post for instructions on making your own citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay!
The best thing about this project is that you can use a variety of containers, from mason jars to terracotta pots and tin pails-- get creative!
Candlewic has all the supplies you need to make your own citronella candles:
10. March 2010 00:52
We are going to make this month's project relatively simple so it will allow you to approach the project from several different angles.
- With summer rapidly approaching many people start to reduce the amount of time spent inside thus burning less candles. This project will allow you to make a candle that your customer can burn outside when enjoying a nice Spring or Summer night on the patio. Citronella candles remain a popular outside candle.
- We featured what to do with small amounts of left over wax you could use the wax from a large container/pillar that did not meet your expectation.
- It can be made 100% natural
Take the wax you have selected and heat up to recommended temperature:
- If using Soy 120 or Soy 125, heat to 125F and add your fragrance. For best results add approximately 1 ounce per pound of wax.
- If using the Container Fill, heat it up to 150F-160F and use the same amount of fragrance.
- If you are using your left overs, follow the recommended pouring temperatures.
Take your wick and feed through the wick assembly. Take needle nose pliers and pinch the clip. Place in the container and secure with Glue Dot. Pour your wax in at the recommended temperatures above.
Due to the size of this container several topping offs will be necessary. .
This project should be easy and makes for a great outdoor candle. If you use the soy wax, you can market it as a very "green candle".