The Summer months are well and truly here and with the warmer weather they bring lovely long evenings to enjoy. What better way to celebrate these than with barbecues, garden drinks with friends or just spending time catching up on your gardening! A perfect way to add light and decoration to your Summer evenings are to use a variety of candles and lanterns. These are both extremely practical and bring a delightful ambiance and pretty decor to your surroundings. Another useful benefit of outdoor candles is that they can help keep the flying pests away from you and your food. Oil of citronella is used in candles to deter insects. It is an all-natural insect repellent made from distilled oils from the Asian grass plant, a species of lemongrass. The main components in the oil are citronellol, citronellal and geraniol. These all act together to repel the insect rather than cause it any harm, so good news all round! The oil has a powerful citrus scent, which is a pleasure to use whilst keeping the insects at bay.
There are lots of ways to use candles to decorate and add light to your garden. For example, tea lights placed on pathways or in floral water bowls make for gorgeous decorative pieces. Lanterns and chimeneas add a sense of occasion and evoke a lovely relaxing ambiance.
At The Candle Tree we have a spectacular array of candles perfect for outdoor entertaining, including those fragranced with natural insect repellent. Citrus fragrances in particular are well know to deter insects, along with lemon, grapefruit and certain herbs such as thyme and rosemary. These are all great combinations to use with both indoor and outdoor candles. Take a look below at some of our favourite selections, to enhance and make the most of your Summer evenings.
This Tuscan lemon and thyme mulitwick candle is great at keeping away those little bugs. It is both stunning and practical. It can even be reused for potting herbs when empty.
Bring the ambience of a balmy Tuscan evening to your back garden or terrace with these simple yet stunning outdoor candles. These eye catching 3 wick candles will certainly set the mood. With the scent of freshly picked lemons & crushed thyme, you can enjoy a massive burn time of 190 hours.
This candle is a perfect little gift from the Tuscan Collection. You can use a few dotted around to act as a brilliant insect repellant. Great for barbecues and al fresco eating.
The fresh lemony fragrance of citronella is great to keep insects away. The pots are lovingly hand poured in Cornwall. Enjoy a clean and fragrant burnt time of up to 30 hours.
These gorgeous, rustic looking chimenea lanterns are back in our shop. They have a pretty distressed vintage style, perfect for by the fireplace or in the garden. This is a truly lovely gift for the proud home-maker looking for some chic or additional feature lighting for the garden. Gorgeously decorative with a hint of exotic Moroccan flavour. Use for outdoor entertaining and to create a cosy ambiance to your setting.
You can add some natural insect repellant candles to them to make them useful as well as beautiful. Alternatively, use some fabulously floral scented candles to add a lovely summery aroma to your outdoor space.
Now you can enjoy Tuberose in the form of tealights! St Eval tuberose tealights are perfect for the Summer months. Place in lanterns and burners around the garden to create ambiance.
Tuberose, is a wonderful floral fragrance which evokes thoughts of an evening walk in a fragrant rose garden full of decadent scents.
St Eval citronella tea lights are perfect for summer. Each hand poured tealight is delicately filled with a fresh lemony fragrance, great to keep insects away. Each twinkling tealight burns for up to 6 hours each.
You can place around the garden to create a stunning candle-lit space.
This tuberose large scented metal pot candle is an elegant design perfect for outdoor use. This tuberose potted candle is a pretty addition to outdoor surroundings.
The natural floral aroma of tuberose compliments any garden and brings calming scent to your surroundings. A lovely touch for outdoor entertaining and evening drinks with friends.
As beautiful as your outdoor candle setup may be, safety should always be your first concern. A burning candle should never be left unattended, or burned on or near anything that may catch fire. At gatherings, always make sure candles are out of reach of children or pets.
At The Candle Tree in Gloucester, we have lots of outdoor and indoor candles, including creative lighting ideas! We also have a fabulous assortment of natural French soaps. The Candle Tree also stocks a range of home fragrances & accessories and luxury bath & body products. Check out our online shop or pop in our store if you are in the Gloucester area.