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Beeswax Citronella Candles – the Perfect Outdoor Candle

Thursday, July 06, 2017 | By Pat Cattermole

Candles with citronella have long been considered the perfect outdoor candle. Although without extensive, expensive testing we can’t say it repels insects, for a long time it has been accepted that insects don’t like it. We do know that for most people, citronella has a pleasant citrusy smell. When the foundation of the candle is 100% pure beeswax and the citronella is 100% pure essential oils you have a non-toxic outdoor candle as well as one that smells very nice.


We recently enjoyed the Honey Candles® Essentials Citronella candle in a tin at a staff barbecue. It is also available as Honey Candles® Essentials Citronella Votives.  When you try them let us know what you think. Does it help to keep the biting insects away or did you just enjoy the great scent of citronella?

Honey Candles Ltd. makes 100% pure beeswax candles in our shop in British Columbia, Canada. The beeswax only comes from Western Canada - be assured there is no cheap imported beeswax used or blended. 

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Pat Cattermole picture Published by Pat Cattermole - I had the good fortune to be hired at Honey Candles in the fall of 2004. Experience managing a small rural printing business and 15 years as an elected public school trustee has been a benefit as Honey Candles moves through the need for flexibility and the demands of rapidly changing natural products marketing. I am the Sales Manager and most likely to be the one answering the phone when you call. Social Media and blogging for Honey Candles has been a recent addition to my list of skills.

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