Outdoor Candles – Beautiful Bug Busters

Outdoor candles add a warm glow to your time spent outside. With so many styles and scents, the options are limitless – but we will help you select a scent that will not only bring you enjoyment, it will also keep away mosquitoes.

Scents that help repel mosquitoes include – citronella, lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, lemon and lime. The strong and citrusy scents overwhelm the bugs and they tend to fly away. Also, these smells conceal the human scent and the mosquitoes can’t find you as easy to bite you. Look for candles that feature these scents and expand your typical outdoor candle selection by adding these additional fragrances. 

The warm inviting glow of candles makes them the perfect choice for dim outdoor lighting. Bright lights attract bugs, so keeping the lights off and the candles burning will help the bug battle. Whether you select a poured jar, tea lights in lanterns or pillars, candles will bring a bright summer scent and soft ambient mood lighting. Try hanging a few lanterns in the trees close to your seating area or create a candle scape on a side table. For additional ideas visit The World Candle Month Pinterest page for Summer Candle Fun.

There are also options of refillable citronella oil holders that range from torches to beautiful glass vessels with rolling wicks. These help deter bugs and are cost-effective means for those frequent nights outside. They can help set the mood for a festive party or provide additional lighting along a walkway or path.

As with all candles, make sure to remember a lit candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored. Never leave a burning candle unattended, including torches. Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire. And make sure to keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.