Lemongrass & Tea Tree Oil Beeswax Candle
Natural Mosquito & Insect Repellant
Lemongrass and tea tree oils are an effective solution for annoying mosquitos and other pesky insects that interfere with outdoor spring and summer activities. Lemongrass has a strong, fresh, lemony scent which acts as a natural insect repellent. You can spray it around your home, use it in a diffuser, or make your own lemongrass beeswax candle for a natural outdoor insect repellent.
Lemongrass and tea tree oils as natural insect and mosquito repellents will help keep your outdoor summer fun, safe and healthy. Choosing a lemongrass and tea tree beeswax candle is completely safe, unlike insect repellent products that contain harmful DEET.
MAKE YOU OWN LEMONGRASS OIL BEESWAX CANDLE
Make your own Lemongrass, tea tree oil beeswax candle to use for all your outdoor summer time fun. Enjoy the pleasant lemongrass oil scent while enjoying outdoor cookouts without the annoying insects that usually accompany such activities.
Getting Started – Choosing the Wick
Beeswax candles are naturally slow burning and require a thick, sturdy wick. Most candles purchased contain lead core wicks which contain lead may emit carcinogens and create soot when burned. Cotton wicks burn longer and do not give off soot or other harmful toxins when burning. Cotton wicks can easily be applied to the bottom of the beeswax candle mold by using wick stickers and wick tab which can be purchased at your local hobby or craft store.
Begin by filling the inside of your candle mold with beeswax beads to determine the amount needed. Pure, unfiltered beeswax beads are preferred. The mold should be approximately 4 or 5 inches around and 3 inches deep. Tins make great molds and can be purchased at most craft or hobby stores. Online outlets carry these items and can be purchased in bulk.
Pour the beeswax beads into an appropriate sized glass container and place it in a pot of hot water. Allow the glass container to rest on the bottom on the pan (not float). Heat the beeswax beads (shaved beeswax can be used) on the stove top until the beeswax has completely melted.
Remove glass container from pan and allow beeswax to cool slightly. Now it’s time to add the fragrant essential oils to your melted beeswax. The number of drops of Lemongrass oil and tea tree oil depend on how strong you wish your beeswax candle scent to be. For outdoor use approximately 35 drops of each will create a strong but pleasant scent. You can experiment with the number of drops as a matter of personal preference. After adding the desired number of drops you will stir the beeswax with a clean, stainless steel spoon. Pour the mixture into your mold of choice and allow it to cool approximately four to five hours before burning.