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10 Patio Essentials to Help Keep Bugs Away
Help keep your patio or backyard both stylish and bug free with these decor-savvy candles and torches from Patio Essentials.
Outdoor dining is so relaxing and enjoyable…until you start battling mosquitos that can make life miserable. You may have tried out a citronella candle as one of your patio essentials, which can help keep the bugs away, but they often detract from your decor. You shouldn’t have to choose between a pretty outdoor table setting... Keep Scrolling
Written by Victoria Van Vlear
Photography by Patio Essentials


Outdoor dining is so relaxing and enjoyable…until you start battling mosquitos that can make life miserable. You may have tried out a citronella candle as one of your patio essentials, which can help keep the bugs away, but they often detract from your decor. You shouldn’t have to choose between a pretty outdoor table setting and a peaceful one.

Not anymore. Patio Essentials offers citronella products, from candles to torches to even a water fountain, that will not only help keep the bugs away, but will add to the ambiance of your outdoor living space and make it an inviting place to be. We’ve rounded up our 10 favorite Patio Essentials products that will look beautiful in three different types of cottage gardens.

 

Patio Essentials Garden #1: Cozy Cottage

Set of three vintage pot candles on tabletop from Patio Essentials

This set of three rustic pot citronella candles is reminiscent of chippy terra cotta pots. It would look great as part of a covered patio setting, or even in front of your garden shed! 6 oz. Rustic Pot Citronella Candle, 3 Pack, $29.99.

Bucket candle on patio essentials with galvanized metal

This giant farmhouse candle would look chic as part of your cottage garden decor, or even on the porch steps leading up to the house for a party or family dinner. 80oz. Giant Farmhouse Bucket Citronella Candle, $39.99.

Black convertible torch from Patio Essentials on tabletop

This torch is a 4-in-1 convertible piece. You can use it as a full 5-foot torch on its stand, or you can drop the length of the stand for a shorter torch. It also comes with a clamp you can use on a porch rail or garden fence. And if you want to just have a tabletop torch, you can use it that way too! Plus, it has citronella-scented torch fuel to help keep the bugs at bay. Black 4-in-1 Convertible Torch, $21.99.

Set of three candles in gray, white and red

Another gorgeous three-pack of citronella candles from Patio Essentials, this set is perfect for a beach cottage because of the textured sea salt finish on the candles! Each pack comes with a gray, cream and rust red candle. 5 oz. Sea Salt Finish Glass Citronella Candles with Twine Accent, 3 Pack, $19.99.

Patio Essentials Garden #2: Elegant and Sophisticated

Set of four stainless steel outdoor torches

If you want to give your cottage garden a modern touch, try these stainless steel torches. They are more durable than a bamboo torch, and will last from season to season. Try adding citronella-scented torch fuel to help repel insects! 5 ft. Stainless Steel Cone Garden Torch, 4 Pack, $71.99.

Blue ceramic pot with candle inside on tabletop

This giant candle is a great option for a centerpiece or as a charming touch on the outdoor countertop. You don’t want the bugs to come where you’re grilling! 50 oz. Wick Blue Ceramic Pot Citronella Candle, 2 Pack, $64.99.

Metal and glass tabletop fountain

This fun outdoor piece is a fountain, light and essential oil diffuser all in one! You can turn the fountain on with the color-changing light for a beautiful and refreshing water sound. AddPatio Essentials citronella essential oil to help keep bugs away, or if you bring your fountain indoors with you, use with your favorite essential oil. Small Black Distressed Metal AquaFlame Fountain, $39.99.

Garden #3: Tropical Paradise

Set of colored glass candles on top of table with party decorThis set of three citronella candles has fun retro-inspired glass in the bright colors of green, blue and pink for a fun and festive air. 10.58 oz. Retro Glass Citronella Candles, 3 Pack, $19.99.

Set of three bamboo torches next to river with bridge

This three-pack of bamboo torches has the island paradise look you can light up your patio with. You can also use the Patio Essentials citronella-scented torch fuel to add that barrier of protection from bugs in the backyard. 5 ft. Woven Rope Bamboo Torch, 3 Pack, $31.99.

Glass pineapple torch with yellow glass

Want a tabletop torch that doesn’t look like a tiki torch? Try this cool glass pineapple! Like the bamboo torches, you can add citronella-scented torch fuel to make the torch help keep the bugs away. Glass Pineapple Tabletop Torch, 2 Pack, $24.99.

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