How To Make a Lemongrass-Citronella Floating Candle Bowl | The Lavender Guides

There’s something very calming about candles. Plus they make very beautiful lighting that enhances everything (and everyone) around their glow. This lemon-citronella candle bowl is sure to bring as many compliments from guests as it is to help keep pesky mosquitoes away.

Beautiful, easy to make and eco-friendly, what more could you ask for!?

How To Make a DIY Lemon-Citronella Floating Candle Bowl

Supplies You Will Need:

  • Glass bowl or container
  • Decorations of your choice. You can use anything! (Lemon peels, orange peels, cinnamon sticks, lavender, rosemary, flower petals, river rocks, etc.)
  • 20 drops Citronella essential oil
  • 10 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • Water to top off glass bowl or container
  • 1 unscented floating candle
  • some fresh flower petals and herb leaves (optional)


  1. Gather decorations and arrange in bowl. We recommend cutting them into two-inch pieces so they don’t bunch at the top of the bowl or cause it to overturn.
  2. Add witch hazel, Citronella, and Lemongrass essential oil to the bowl.
  3. Fill in the remaining bowl space with water.
  4. After placing your bowl outside, top it off with the floating candle and light it to create a cozy, aromatic ambiance you and your guests can enjoy throughout the evening.

Watch the tutorial video for easy visual instruction…

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How To Make a Lemongrass-Citronella Floating Candle Bowl
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