DIY Bug Repellent Summer Mason Jar Luminaries

by in Health February 27, 2016

Winter is coming to an end, and spring is beginning; you know what that means don’t you? Bugs. Say bye bye to bugs with these easy chemical free luminaries!

Let’s whip these up, shall we?

Supplies You Need:

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). This equals TEN drops of each oil / jar.

2 fresh lemons

2 fresh limes

8 sprigs fresh rosemary


Floating tea light candles


To Assemble these are just so easy.  I lined up my 4 mason jars and here’s what you do:

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

Place two sprigs of rosemary  into each jar

Fill each jar 3/4 full with water

Add the essential oils of your choice  – 10 drops each per jar – and swirl slightly

Place a slice each of lemon and lime into each jar

Add more water if needed to raise the level to almost full

Place a floating tea light candle on top

Set outside, light and make some magic once you light them*

Replace tea lights as needed – I recommend having some extras on hand!

Discard fruit and liquid in jar after 2 – 3 days depending on your climate; rinse jars and start fresh as needed.

So how pretty and easy are those?  Perfect for an outside gathering or party, right?

Here’s to a beautiful summer ahead with many fun gatherings and wonderful memories (and less bugs).