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TGIF and You Can DIY: Bug-Repellent Jar Luminaries

The monsoon is perfect to sit in the balcony or terrace with a hot cuppa, just gazing at the raindrops or reading a book. But what to do of those millions of bugs that make your life miserable? Claire of //// has devised a homemade, chemical-free DIY natural bug repellent that works well and looks pretty.

What 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

What to do

To assemble these is just so easy.

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.

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

These are not only easy and beautiful; they are a chemical-free DIY bug repellent! Perfect for an outside gathering or party, right? Here’s to a beautiful outdoor soiree and wonderful memories sans bugs!

Courtesy: ////

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Mehak Tandonvery cool!
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