Citronella To Chase The Bugs Away This Summer!!!

May 27, 2012 | Sensory Goodness

vintage 1830 citronella lantern for your patio on Etsy.

Its here….SUMMER!  And with summer, along with the bright nights, the fabulous swimming and ripe suit comes mosquitos and flies and other little buggers that can make outside a mixed-blessing.  Before you start loading up your life with scary mosquito sprays, grab yourself a bottle of Avon Skin So Soft (its the best bug repellant ever, strangely but truly) and start burning CITRONELLA CANDLES to keep the bugs away from your patio, picnic or pool party!  Here’s a roundup of fabulous handmade citronella candles from Etsy that I just LOVE….and ’tis the season!!!

S and S Apothecary "bugger off"!

These little bug-chasing candles are awesome pool-party hostess gifts for the season!

CocoandBubbles soy citronella candles. Elegant. On Etsy.

Citronella is actually an essential oil from the stems & leaves of lemongrass.  It just happens to also work as a powerful insect repellant.


Yummy Pleasures on Etsy takes things a step further and mixes Citronella Oil, Cedarwood Oil and Eucalyptus Oil to create a super-charged anti-bug blend.

homemade soy citronella tarts

And, if you are interested in being a bit a bit unique, try some soy tarts!  Tarts melt in a little warmer and fill the air with a steady amount of fragrance without the prototypical “candle burning” experience.

No matter what way you go, just about everyone could use some citronella for summer!  xoxo Dana


  1. Janine Barstow

    I am interested in your citronella candles for a picnic I having as a wedding rehearsal dinner. Please email me your prices.
    Thank you,


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