Eco-Activity: Buy-buy bug candles


There’s nothing more peaceful than a cool late-summer evening… until you suddenly get bit!! Campfires, outdoor family dinners, and sunset watching can quickly get itchy when mosquitos get hungry. Earth Rangers to the rescue! We’ve got a great way to upcycle your glass jars, keep those pesky nibblers away, and add a little pizazz to your outdoor space: DIY floating citronella candles!

Fill your jars in this order:

  1. Fresh herbs: Rosemary, basil, thyme, and lavender work well
  2. Water (fill to an inch below the lid rings and leave enough space for your candle)
  3. 10-20 drops of essential oil (depending on the size of your jar). A mix of citronella and lemongrass works great!
  4. One lime wedge
  5. Two lemon slices
  6. Floating candl

These will last about 3-4 days before the herbs and citrus start to loose their effectiveness. That means if you make them up today, they’ll last for the entire weekend!

BONUS: We are extending our #SummerEcoActivity contest, which means you’ve got more time to enter to win a mystery prize pack! Remember that you can enter EACH TIME you complete one of our TWENTY eco activities that we’ve been doing to celebrate Summer 2020! Snap your pics of your completed activties, tag one of our official pages on social media, and use the hashtag #SummerEcoActivity in order to enter.*