Outdoor candles can add a warm glow to your time spent outside, especially in your own garden or on your patio. Bright lights can attract moths and bugs, but the gentle glow of the candle allows you to see and stops the bugs. 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 the 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 mask the human scent and the mosquitoes can’t find you as easy to bite you, a double win win. So look for candles that feature these scents and expand your typical outdoor candle selection by adding these additional fragrances.
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.