May's Recipe Pick from Desiree LaRoche!

Summer is almost here and so are those pesky mosquitoes! I am always trying to find more natural ways to repel bugs around my house and I came across this recipe that I love. It's quick, easy and fun to do with the kids/grandkids! They not only work to repel mosquitoes but also double as cute outdoor decor. :) Enjoy!



  • Pint mason jars
  • Floating candles
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Basil
  • Lemongrass essential oil


  1. Slice one lemon and one lime (this will be enough for two candles).
  2. Add a couple of slices of lemon and lime to the jar.
  3. Add a couple of sprigs of basil.
  4. Fill jar with water up to threads.
  5. Add in 10-15 drops of lemongrass oil.
  6. Stir.
  7. Add in floating candle.
  8. Light the candle and enjoy a pest-free summer!

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