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Citronella Candles


  • 1 pound glass fill wax, or paraffin
  • 4 four-ounce glass jars, such as baby-food jars
  • 1 candle wick for each jar
  • Clothespins
  • Citronella oil


  1. Step 1

    1. Place the wax into a double boiler, and melt. Add a 1/2 teaspoon citronella oil, and mix. For a stronger citronella scent, you can add more oil in small amounts, but the mixture should not contain more than 3 percent oil by weight.

  2. Step 2

    2. Dip the wick into the wax, and set it into the jar. Use the clothespins to hold the wick in place, and pour a small amount of wax into the jar. Allow to harden, then fill the jars to the top with more wax.

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