Hereâ€™s a citronella candle offering a new slant on the garden gnome. I’m not sure whatâ€™s up with the blue color but itâ€™s different and can be found at Clean Air Gardening. Iâ€™m not a big fan of gnomes but my daughter gave me a tiny one and I didnâ€™t have the heart to tell her so itâ€™s sitting on my desk.
If you want to make your own citronella candle, check out CraftBits simple citronella candle project instructions.
Citronella candles do help if you sit close enough but it’s still best to have some back up protection.
Thanks to Cathy Wong, I found several other natural mosquito repellents you could try. Apparently, repellent containing 5% fennel oil is 84% more effective against mosquitoes after 90 minutes.
See Natural Mosquito Repellents for more ideas.