Repelling insects naturally, without chemicals, using essential oils, aromatherapy, is a terrific way to be more ‘Green’ this summer. You will need to keep in mind that not all essential oils are created equally, 98% of what’s on the market is junk and will never produce desirable results, nor will they help those who prefer more eco-friendly lifestyle achieve their goals.
This easy recipe is terrific for making beeswax candles for your own backyard patio, or as a hostess gift for summer picnic’s and barbecues.
The moulds that you choose for the shape of your candle can be made of simple re-purposed items such as paper towel rolls (peel the paper cardboard off when wax has hardened), small Mason jars, or a small terra cotta pot, see what you have available around the house to re-purpose.
Essential Oil Insect Repellent Beeswax Candle Recipe
You will need:
- Mould (see my ideas above, or get creative with your own ideas) – the size of the mould determines how many candles you can make, this recipe should make 4 candles using the tiny terra cotta pots)
- Beeswax (one brick)
- 2 TBSP Carrier Oil (olive oil)
- Candle Wick (cut a little longer than the length of your mould)
- 7-10 drops (total alone or combined) Young Living Essential Oil (see mosquito repellent list below)
Place the wick in your desired mould. Over low heat, slowly melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Add your desired essential oil(s). Pour the beeswax mixture into the mould with wick, making sure the the wick stays centered during pouring. Let stand until wax is firm.
Essential Oil List for Repelling Mosquitoes
- Cinnamon Bark
Tip: try combining 3 of the above essential oils with Citronella to create a signature blend. Such as Citronella with: Thyme, Geranium and Lemongrass… or… Clove, Peppermint and Cedarwood, or… Rosemary, Lemon and Cinnamon.
Articles by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Independent Distributor #476766
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