Floating Citronella candle
Spruce up your summer social with this beautiful DIY citronella candle. It is not only EASY but it will change the look of any table AND it actually WORKS!
Did you know that many of those store-bought citronella candles don't actually contain citronella oil? Instead, the candles are often just citronella ‘scented.’ BIG difference.
Glass bowl or container
Decorations of your choice. You can use anything! (Lemon peels, orange peels, cinnamon sticks, lavender, rosemary, flower petals, river rocks, etc.)
20 drops Citronella Essential Oil
10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
1 T Witch Hazel
Water to top off glass bowl or container
1 unscented floating candle
Gather decorations and arrange in a bowl. I recommend cutting them into two-inch pieces so they don’t bunch at the top of the bowl or cause it to overturn.
Add Witch Hazel, Citronella, and Lemongrass Essential Oil to the bowl.
Fill in the remaining bowl space with water.
After placing your bowl outside, top it off with the floating candle and light it to create a cozy, aromatic ambiance you and your guests can enjoy throughout the evening.
----//---- Fun fact about Citronella Essential Oil! There are quite a few recipes out there to create your own aluminum-free deodorant with citronella. (We will save those for another class.) Meanwhile, did you know that the aluminum in deodorants has been linked to health problems, including the neurological damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and conditions like anemia, Lou Gehrig’s disease, glucose intolerance, memory problems, and Parkinson’s disease? GROSS!