Summertime means gathering together with friends and family, it means BBQ, it means lemonade, it means poolside and, unfortunately, it does mean mosquitos.  So how do you have a comfortable and nice outdoor party without soaking everyone with sticky bug spray?  You create these beauties -summer mason jar luminaries!

What You Need:

  • 4 mason jars (or any jar will do)
  • 40 drops each – cedarwood, lavender, lemon and thieves essential oils
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • water
  • floating tea light candles


  1. Add the water and oils to the jar.
  2. Slice the lemons and limes.  Add a few slices to each jar.  The remaining slices can be placed around the outside of the jars.
  3. Add 2 sprigs of rosemary to each jar.
  4. Put a floating tea light candle on the top of the liquid.  Light when ready.

Source: The Snug