Citronella candles are an essential part of outdoor summer living in missouri! These DIY citronella candles are my favorite because I can choose the container and save money!
Just a few steps and you too can have these darling candles that will add a touch of color and functionality to any gathering!
DIY Citronella Candle Supplies:
Candle Containers (I got mine at Target in the “One Spot” area- they were $1 each)
(wax, wicks, and oil are from www.naturesgardencandles.com)
Reynolds "Slow Cooker Liners"
Reynolds Aluminum Foil, optional
- Line your crock pot with a liner.
- Fill the crock pot up with the wax.
- Set temperature to high; if you are nervous about it getting too hot then stick with low temperature setting…if you do high watch it to insure you don’t get your wax too hot!
- Two hours into the melting process you should be ready to go!
- Place the wick in your container.
- For the fragrance you have two options; first, add your fragrance now or second, add it once the melted wax is in the container.
- This next step is totally optional, I added aluminum foil to the top and made a small hole (with a writing pen), I then stuck the top of the wick through the hole and wrapped the foil around my container so it would support the wick and hold it centered as it set up.
- Set them aside and allow them to completely solidify, this should happen within an hour.
- Next you will take the foil off and cut the wick so only a ½ inch is left. Tie cute ribbon on the bucket handle to dress it up!!