How to Make a Home Made Citronella Candle

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How to Make a Home Made Citronella Candle
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Ingredients: most items can be found at Home Depot (tins), hobby lobby or any craft store. Total cost is about $30.

Ingredients: most items can be found at Home Depot (tins), hobby lobby or any craft store. Total cost is about $30.

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Add a dab of hot glue to the bottom of the wick and affixed to the bottom of the candle. Space out all three wicks and allow to dry.

Add a dab of hot glue to the bottom of the wick and affixed to the bottom of the candle. Space out all three wicks and allow to dry.

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Wind wicks around chopsticks. This will hold them in place while you're pouring the wax into the tin pail.

Wind wicks around chopsticks. This will hold them in place while you're pouring the wax into the tin pail.

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Add water to a large pot on the stove & heat. Place smaller pot inside adding wax to begin melting. I didn't want to ruin any of my pots by putting wax in it so I bought this one for 2.99 @ Goodwill.

Add water to a large pot on the stove & heat. Place smaller pot inside adding wax to begin melting. I didn't want to ruin any of my pots by putting wax in it so I bought this one for 2.99 @ Goodwill.

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Use a paint stick to stir wax and speed up melting process. I choose to melt one bag at a time so I could better manage pouring my wax.

Use a paint stick to stir wax and speed up melting process. I choose to melt one bag at a time so I could better manage pouring my wax.

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Once wax is completely melted add oils. Add 10 drops of citronella oil per cup. 2, 2lb bags of soy wax = 8 cups.

Once wax is completely melted add oils. Add 10 drops of citronella oil per cup. 2, 2lb bags of soy wax = 8 cups.

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Then add 5 drops per cup of eucalyptus oil and stir.

Then add 5 drops per cup of eucalyptus oil and stir.

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Pour wax into tin making sure to avoid wicks. Repeat steps 4-8 for the second bag of wax.

Pour wax into tin making sure to avoid wicks. Repeat steps 4-8 for the second bag of wax.

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Set in fridge over night.

Set in fridge over night.

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Once wax is set remove chop sticks.

Once wax is set remove chop sticks.

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Cut wicks.

Cut wicks.

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Voila! Your homemade citronella candle is ready for use for your next outdoor event.

Voila! Your homemade citronella candle is ready for use for your next outdoor event.

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After burning the candle I think for the size of the tin I may try 4 wicks next time. Enjoy!

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