DIY Citronella Floating Candle Bowl

42 July 18, 2016 - Aromatherapy, At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, Videos, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle

Classy doesn’t need to be complicated. This DIY floating candle bowl project will instantly transform your everyday backyard party or BBQ into an enchanting, fragrance-filled summer celebration. All it takes are a few odds and ends you likely have just lying around the house! Make a collection of these bowls and arrange them around the patio, then sit back and enjoy the relaxing glow and the warm summer scent of Citronella and Lemon.

DIY Citronella Floating Candle Bowl

• 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

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.


What are your favorite summer DIY projects? Share in the comments!



  • Emily March 3, 2017 - 7:42 am Reply

    Hi! When a candle (made with YL oils), can it still give off therapeutic properties? Thanks!

    • Young Living March 3, 2017 - 10:11 am Reply

      Hi Emily, Our research indicates that cold diffusing oils is better than using essential oils in candles, because oils do not retain their beneficial properties if heated to their flash point. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

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