These all-natural insect repellent jars are perfect for backyard parties and get togethers. Your guests will love these as centerpieces that are both beautiful and functional.
There are a few things that I look for when I’m shopping for items for my home. I love things that are natural, and pretty, but useful. When I find something that is all three of those things – natural, useful and pretty it’s the ultimate trifecta! And these All-Natural Insect Repellent Jars – or “bug away” jars are exactly that!
Essential oils replace all of those yucky chemicals. (New to essential oils? It’s ok! They are so easy to use and I promise, you will be impressed!)
Useful? Are they useful? Does warding off pesky bugs count as being useful? Yes!
And can you honestly think of a prettier thing to have sitting on your table? Everyone will comment on how pretty it is and when you tell them about it’s secret super power they will be absolutely amazed.
All-Natural Insect Repellent Jars
Here is what you need to make your own all-natural insect repellent jars:
- Quart-size Mason jars
- River stones
- Floating candles (unscented)
- Lemons and limes
- Essential Oils (Choose 4 of your favorites from the list below).
Lavender, Basil, Thyme, Pine, Citronella, Peppermint, Cedarwood, Lemon & Thieves are all awesome for keeping the bugs away! Choose four to combine for your all-natural insect repellent jars.
Making the jars are easy peasy. First, slice lemons and limes and cut a few sprigs of rosemary. Add a few slices of fruit and rosemary into a jar.
Fill the jar with water with a few inches to spare before having it completely filled.
Add 10 drops of each of the essential oils you choose.
Add another slice of lemon/lime and a top with a floating candle.
Repeat to make additional jars as desired.
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