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DIY All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar

Extremely warm spring days have brought with them annoying mosquitoes whose stings can spoil our enjoyment in nature. Nothing is more annoying than an invasion of mosquitoes during your family BBQ, picnic, or camping trip. Keep the unwanted guests away from your next outdoor activity with DIY anti-mosquito Mason jar.

This DIY project is very simple to make, and you probably have all the ingredients at home. It’s inexpensive and you can make it whenever you plan to spend the day outside.

DIY Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar

You will need:

– One mason jar
– 1-2 limes
– 1-2 lemons
– A couple of rosemary branches
– Water
– Floating tea candles
– 7-10 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil


First, take the limes and lemons and cut them in circles. Then, gently put them inside a clean jar. After, take the rosemary branches and add it in the jar as well. Next, fill the jar with water all to the top. With the help of a dropper, put 7-10 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil in the jar. Take a spoon with a longer handle and slowly and gently stir the mixture.

Once everything is arranged, take one or two floating candles and put them in the jar. These candles should stay on top of the jar. Light them up and that’s it.

Place the jar outside in the area where you will spend time. You can make as many jars as you want and place them around your backyard or garden.

The secret to this DIY is the lemon eucalyptus oil, which is the main active ingredient. This natural ingredient is actually recommended by the CDC for being a functional mosquito repellent.

You can buy lemon eucalyptus oil online from Amazon or other vendors. It’s not expansive. However, always choose a high-quality product with a proper active ingredient.

Another thing you can try is putting Citronella in a jar. What you need to do is poke a hole in the top of the lid of the jar, and then put a lengthy wick through the hole.  The citronella smoke will keep away the nasty bloodsuckers. Just make sure to put the jars somewhere where they can be knock off. This DIY is easy to make and the jars will look beautiful.

Don’t keep the jars in a place where there is something flammable. Place them outside in an open space, they will act like small lanterns and provide protection against bugs.

Tell us what is your favorite natural anti-mosquito method in the comments down below.

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Reference: DIY Bug Repellent Mason Jar Luminaries


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