Here's 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)

  • 2 fresh lemons

  • 2 fresh limes

  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • water

  • Floating tea light candles

  • 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 – I recommend having some extras on hand!
  • Discard fruit and liquid in jar after 2 – 3 days depending on your climate; rinse jars and start fresh as needed
*Never leave candles unattended or in reach of small children; Make sure the mixture in jars is not ingested.*

So how pretty and easy are those?  Perfect for an outside gathering or party, right?

Here’s to a beautiful summer ahead with many fun gatherings and wonderful memories (and less bugs).