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How-To: Homemade Citronella Candles

Some old candles or block wax + citronella oil + recycled food containers + a few tools = homemade citronella candles. Keep them buggies away with your own DIY citronellas, which, apparently, are only basic wax candles scented with citronella oil, a plant-based insect repellant, from a species in the lemongrass family.

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Materials

1. old wax candles, or wax from a craft store 
2. crayons
3. container for melting wax
4. wicks
5. citronella oil
6. stir stick or spoon
7. thermometer
8. letter stickers
9. old pickle or jam jars or tin cans
10. hot glue

Check out Kate's DIY Citronella Candles at Design*Sponge.

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