During the summer it is fun to have cookouts and outside gatherings, but those gatherings can hit a sour note when the bugs decide to join the party. Here is a great luminary idea that can add decoration to an outdoor get together while naturally keeping the bugs away.
Step 1: Supplies
Here are the supplies I used to make my summer luminary
A glass - to hold everything
Essential Oil - I used lavendar, but cedarwood and lemon are also natural bug repellents
A floating candle
Step 2: Cut Lemon and Lime
I started by cutting slices of lemon and lime.
To get the desired amount I cut 2 slices of lemon and 2 slices of lime for each luminary
Step 3: Add Water and Oil
My next step was to add water to the glass I was using for my luminary. I filled the glass about 3/4 of the way full.
I then added my lavender essential oil to the water. For each luminary I add 10 drops of lavender oil and stirred the oil into the water.
Step 4: Add Lemon and Lime
After adding the oil I added the slices of lemon and lime that I cut earlier and put it in the water.
It added a great effect since the limes sunk to the bottom and the lemons floated on top.
Step 5: Add Candle
Once everything was in the water I added the floating candle to the top!
Step 6: Finished
With the luminary finished I was able to set it outside and enjoy the evening bug free!