DIY Bug Repellent Mason Jar Luminaries are both gorgeous and are very effective DIY mosquito repellent. Keep those mosquitoes away and spend more time enjoying the outdoors. An amazing mix of essential oils makes the most effective DIY mosquito repellent to keep those bugs away!
Summer is coming and every year it seems that the mosquitoes come sooner and sooner. My son and I are instant targets for the mosquitoes and it can become quite painful at times. My son will, literally, scratch his legs to the point of creating an infection.
That was when I knew something had to give. We needed something that would fight off the mosquitoes so that we could go outside and enjoy our lives.
Natural Bug Repellant Mason Jar Luminaries
I have always been concerned about the dangers of bug repellents and deet. I try to avoid using them if it is possible and found using essential oils will usually keep them at bay. If you do have to use them, please read the information from the EPA on how to use them safely.
Being the antique lover that I am, I wanted to use my gorgeous blue vintage mason jars. These were used as centerpieces at my beach wedding so I could not think of a sweeter reminder to have around the yard. The combination of colors is just gorgeous and the bug repellent is working wonders.
How to Make Homemade Bug Repellent Luminaries
- Slice lemon and limes. Fill the jar about 3/4 of the way with water.
- Start adding 10 drops of each of your essential oils and than stir to mix.
- Place 2 slices of each, lemon and lime.
- Add 2 Rosemary Sprigs.
- Fill water to the rim.
- Place floating candle and light when placed outside.
- Change water and fruit about twice a week to keep fresh and potent.
Here is another gorgeous version that we made to use in the video. Your options are broad on what type of container you use. Have fun and make it gorgeous!
Natural Bug Repellent
Essential oils are great for all types of things in and around your home. From refreshing and cleansing the air to soothing sunburn.
One area I found works is a big repellent luminary for outdoor entertaining. The mix of oils helps naturally repel flying mosquitos around the area you are enjoying!
There are so many oils that can work in repelling mosquitoes, this mixture is one I use often. Feel free to play around and find a better scent if you would like.
How Long Will Bug Repellent Luminaries Last
It depends on your candles. I keep extra candles on hand so if I see one is getting low, swap it out. The liquid will stay full for quite some time.
I do take the time to clean jars and add new water and oil mixture to ensure it stays fresh and potent for bugs lingering in our area.