Keep Bugs Away With a Non-Toxic Mason Jar Repellent

 

Keep Bugs Away With a Non-Toxic Mason Jar Repellent

As much as I enjoy summer BBQs, nothing has me running in faster than being attacked by mosquitoes. Lucky for me, I came across this non-toxic repellent which is not only effective, but looks AND smells pretty too!

Keep Bugs Away With a Non-Toxic Mason Jar Repellent

  • 4 Mason Jars ((you can also recycle jelly jars, etc))
  • 40 drops each – Cedarwood (, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils (or use your own combination of oils but these are known to help to repel the buggies))
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • water
  • Floating tea light candles
  1. Slice the lemons and the limes and set aside for a moment – I like to have two each just in case but you can possibly use one each
  2. Place two sprigs of rosemary into each jar
  3. Fill each jar 3/4 full with water
  4. Add the essential oils of your choice – 10 drops each per jar – and swirl slightly
  5. Place a slice each of lemon and lime into each jar
  6. Add more water if needed to raise the level to almost full
  7. Place a floating tea light candle on top
  8. Set outside, light and make some magic once you light them*
  9. Replace tea lights as needed – I recommend having some extras on hand!
  10. Discard fruit and liquid in jar after 2 – 3 days depending on your climate; rinse jars and start fresh as needed
  11. More from Source: TheSnug

 

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