How do you make citronella candles out of mason jars?

How do you make citronella candles out of mason jars?

Fill the jars with water and citronella oil: Fill each jar 3/4 of the way full with tap water, then add in 10-20 drops of citronella essential oil. Add herbs and citrus: Add the herbs first, then top off with lemons and lime wedges.

How do you make a citronella lamp?

The construction is pretty simple:

  1. Wrap the pipe wrap around the copper reducer many times.
  2. Insert the wick into the reducer.
  3. Fill the bottle with Citronella and insert wick.
  4. Light and enjoy!

How do you make a citronella wick?

  1. Hammer a hole in the center insert of the jar top.
  2. Use three strand rope for your wick.
  3. Pour citronella oil into the jar, anywhere from a quarter- to a third-full.
  4. Screw the lid into place.
  5. Let the rope soak up the citronella oil for about 10-15 minutes before lighting.
  6. Stand back and light it up.

How do you make citronella candles stronger?


  1. STEP 1: Measure a 80:20 ratio of soy wax to beeswax.
  2. STEP 2: Melt wax mixture.
  3. STEP 3: Prepare candle tins.
  4. STEP 4: Add citronella fragrance oil.
  5. STEP 5: Pour wax into candle tins.
  6. STEP 6: Remove wick bars and trim wick.

Do citronella torches work?

Citronella candles/ Tiki torches: Citronella candles and smoke do repel mosquitoes, but only in the immediate vicinity. So unless you are standing directly above or in front of the flame they are very limited in their effectiveness. As you can see there are many options available for mosquito control.

Can citronella lamp oil be used in candles?

The oil has a lower flashpoint than our regular lamp oil which means it requires less oxygen to burn. The flashpoint is still high enough for the oil to be described as “combustible” rather than “flammable” which means it is still safe to ship within Australia.

What can mason jars be used for?

10 of the Best Uses for Canning Jars

  1. Storage. Mason jars are really just storage containers, albeit nicer-looking than my usual plastic ones.
  2. Blender Jar.
  3. Whipped Cream.
  4. Transporting Lunch.
  5. Overnight Oatmeal.
  6. Single-Serving Veggies and Dip.
  7. Packaging Food Gifts.
  8. Baking.

How do you infuse citronella?


  1. Combine the olive oil and nard grass leaves and stems in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook the oil and nard grass mixture for four to eight hours.
  3. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth. The strained mixture is your citronella oil. Discard the nard grass.
  4. Set the oil aside in a jar.

How do you extract citronella?

The extraction of oil from citronella has been done by different processes such as fractional distillation, steam distillation and hydro-distillation (Clevenger’s apparatus) and through supercritical fluid equipments.