My parents were on holiday for 2 weeks and they asked me (and my sisters) to look after their chickens, quails and garden. So I had access to many eggs, summer fruits, vegetables and a garden to relax in. I used the first 3 to an excess but not the latter. Why, you ask? Because it’s impossible at the moment (at least in Austria) to just sit in the garden without getting stung by mosquitoes everywhere. Even picking blueberries and blackberries was a challenge and you might have seen this picture of me on Instagram wearing jeans while doing so. In the summer midday heat. But I wouldn’t be a DIY blogger if I didn’t come up with a remedy: anti-Mosquitoes scented candles!
I made this scented candles DIY for the Alpenwelt Magazin and you can get the full tutorial with much more picture here. The best about this DIY is that all ingredients are natural and I even upcycled old cups and bowls as candle holders.
I shot these pictures in my parents garden, making a picknick. Or pretending to have a picknick. My dad was mowing the lawn, while I ran around with my camera, trying hard to get in my pictures. Who would want to sit with me here?!
The handmade scented candles worked wonders: not one mosquito bite that wasn’t already there! You might have to get used to the smell first as I made them quite strong (just in case!) but after that eating this delicious blackberry cake was a real treat. The recipe will follow next Tuesday. Stay tuned!
Do you have problems with mosquitoes where you live?
Now. Carry on!