Which citronella candles are the best?

When you want to avoid pesky insects while enjoying the outdoors, citronella oil-infused candles can offer some much-needed relief. The essential oil is known to repel insects, including mosquitoes, by masking the scent of humans to confuse and deter intrusive insects.

Although citronella candles offer practical use, they can also enhance the ambience of an outdoor space depending on the container design, size, and type of wax used. These are the best citronella candles to consider for your outdoor space.

Top citronella candles

LumaBase Citronella Jar Candles

Each of the three citronella-scented candles in this set are designed to burn for up to 40 hours, providing long-lasting relief from curious insects. Made primarily from paraffin wax, the candles burn brilliantly, providing a substantial and sure glow. There may be some smoke, but that can also help keep mosquitoes away.

Sold by Macy’s

Hyoola Citronella Votive Candle

Hyoola Citronella Votive Candle

This set of 12 citronella votive candles comes at a relatively low price, offering excellent value for coverage and longevity. Candles are safe and sturdy while the wick burns clear and clean; each votive is large enough to last up to 12 hours.

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Patio Essentials Rustic Ceramic Candle

Patio Essentials Rustic Ceramic Candle

Both of these candles have a firmer aesthetic; the container itself is made of terracotta, while the lid is made of wood and has a rope handle. Although they have a hefty price tag, they are quite substantial at 8 inches in diameter. Each candle features three wicks to create a vibrant glow to enjoy while keeping pests at bay.

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UCO Citronella Lantern Candles

UCO Citronella Lantern Candles

This set of 20 citronella candles nearly 4 inches tall provides great coverage and convenient outdoor use. Each burns for up to nine hours with a bright, tall, attractive flame. Although these candles are designed to be held in lanterns made by UCO, they can effectively fit in a variety of containers or containers.

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Coleman Repellents Citronella Pewter Mug

Coleman Repellents Citronella Pewter Mug

This clever candle places citronella oil and wax in a ceramic cup, making it a fun centerpiece and an easy-to-carry candle. Sized to burn for up to 50 hours, the wax is infused with a fresh pine scent to create a more woodsy feel wherever you decide to light it. Once exhausted and thoroughly cleaned, the cup can even be used for drinking.

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Citronella Candles with Metal Bucket StyleWell

Citronella Candles with Metal Bucket StyleWell

For those most interested in candles that will last longer and get the job done, this pair of utility bucket candles are a great choice. The two 17-ounce buckets each burn for up to 40 hours, and with a metal handle, they can be easily carried and moved. You can even hang them from a sturdy post in a safe place.

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La Jolie Muse Lemongrass Candle

La Jolie Muse Lemongrass Candle

This decorative set of citronella candles combines functionality and aesthetics. From a company known for its beautiful outdoor decor, these soy candles are long-lasting and eco-friendly, burning subtly with no odor or smoke. The three-wick design gives an attractive outdoor look and each candle is rated to last up to 30 hours.

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Tiki BiteFighter Citronella Wax Candle

Tiki BiteFighter Citronella Wax Candle

This candle offers the best value with its low price and large size. The metal wax bucket is rated to burn for up to 35 hours, and at 5 inches tall, it’s handy for use in the garden or while camping. For patriotic buyers, a red, white and blue bucket inspired by the American flag is also available.

Sold by Amazon

Murphy's Natural Mosquito Repellent

Murphy’s Natural Mosquito Repellent

Made from a blend of soy and beeswax, this eco-friendly candle comes from a trusted name in natural products. Although it contains lemongrass to repel insects, the wax also incorporates peppermint, cedarwood, rosemary and lemongrass for a relaxing and soothing aroma. Despite its relatively small size, it is designed to burn for up to 30 hours.

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LumaBase Citronella Tealight Candles

LumaBase Citronella Tealight Candles

This bulk set is ideal for those who plan to spend a lot of time outdoors in warm weather. The 100 lemongrass infused tealight candles can be arranged as desired, left on a surface, or used in conjunction with a tealight holder. The small size is powerful, as each tea light can burn for up to seven hours.

Sold by Kohls

Coleman Citronella Scented Candle

Coleman Citronella Scented Candle

This smaller candle is designed for more intimate outdoor activities. Its compact size and included lid make it easy to carry, while the campfire-infused scent and crackling wick create an inviting, nostalgic vibe.

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Candle by the hour Lemongrass candle

Candle by the hour Lemongrass candle

Perhaps the most eye-catching candle on the list, this one features a spiral-shaped design made from natural beeswax, providing a safe, clean, and eye-catching burn. It’s the copper colored metal wick holder, however, it’s the focal point of this rustic looking candle. Plus, the sturdy base makes it easy to move the candle to an outdoor space without fear of it falling.

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August Grove Scented Jar Candle

August Grove Scented Jar Candle

This collection of three citronella jar candles is offered at a low price, making it an effective and economical way to light up your outdoor space while warding off nuisances. Once completely depleted, mason jars and airtight lids can be reused.

Sold by Wayfair

Patio Essentials Pineapple Jar Candles

Patio Essentials Pineapple Jar Candles

The colorful pineapple jars featured in this candle set create a tropical summer vibe wherever you place them. Lemongrass oil is mixed with lemongrass to add a feeling of calm and relaxation with the subtle aroma. The candles each burn for up to 40 hours and an included metal lid helps preserve the wax between uses.

Sold by Home Depot

Mud Pie Paulownia Three Wick Candle

Mud Pie Paulownia Three Wick Candle

Another inventive candle, this one comes in a beautiful two-tone wooden bowl. Three wicks run through the 10-inch-long holder, allowing for a beautiful, natural burn. Once the wax has been used, the wooden bowl can be cleaned and reused.

Sold by Amazon

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