Learn how to make your own bug spray and citronella candles

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 12:30:36-04

This time of year mosquitoes are on the prowl, making bug spray more important than ever.

You can protect yourself by making your own spray and citronella candles right at home.

Farm Life blogger Ashley Grosch stopped by the News 3 morning show to demonstrate how they're made.

Bug Spray recipe: click here

Candle recipe:

  • Melt down 3 parts beeswax to 1 part palm oil in a double boiler.
  • Add wick and pour a bit of melted wax to set it.
  • Add essential oils (same as used in bug spray) to the remaining melted wax.
  • Pour into classic Mason jar.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Enjoy on the patio as a natural bug repellent!