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Keep Bugs Away With Scented Floating Candle Jars

Jul 3 2014 - 10:58am

Enjoy your Summer nights with the help of scented glass jars topped with floating candles that keep bugs away. We saw this smart idea on Pinterest [1] and had to give it a try for ourselves. Along with being easy, this DIY [2] gives your lemon and orange peels a second life [3] — and you can toss the ends of fresh herbs into the mix too. With the help of citronella essential oil, which you can find at your local health food store, and a few floating candles from the dollar store, the result is a really cute outdoor candle that also keeps pesky insects from bugging you. Here are a few tips for putting your jars together:


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