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Set the Mood for Your July 4th BBQ: Using Lemongrass and Lavender to Keep Pests at Bay.

Happy Independence Day!

Fourth of July celebrations are synonymous with food, fun, friends and family, and plenty of outside play time. Enjoying time at the pool, soaking in the sun at the lake, or sharing a meal at the family backyard BBQ are a few ways we love to celebrate Independence Day in the Lonestar State.

4th of July wouldn't be the same without the familiar smell of hotdogs and burning wood, the sound of laughter and fireworks in the air, or the feeling of the sun on your skin on a hot, summer day in San Antonio, Texas.

Of course, this Texas heat wouldn't be complete without a few Texas sized pests at your summer celebration. Keeping mosquitoes and other pesky insects away is key in setting the mood for any gathering and studies have shown that using certain fragrances can help keep some insects away for several hours at a time.

Using fragrances like lemongrass and lavender in your home and around your yard is a great way to deter mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and wasps among other various insects that may crash your party. Their intense fragrance helps mask carbon dioxide and lactic acid which is what attracts mosquitoes to their hosts. Their natural compounds also help deter other pests like snakes, moths, lizards, and mice that may invade your space and dampen the mood.

Consider planting these bountiful plants in your yard to keep your area smelling great and protected year round or light one of our Lavender or Lemongrass candles at your next gathering or in your home to keep these pests at bay with fresh fragrance.

Exclusive July 4th special offer: Buy One Get One 1/2 OFF on all of our wax melts! Be sure to use promo code WAXMELTS at check out.

Offer valid through July 5th

All of our candles and fragrance products are hand poured with love and carefully crafted right here on the historic southside of San Antonio, Texas.

You can view our products on our website at or you can check us out at any of our partnering locations below.

Needing a custom fragrance? Want to take a workshop? Needing bridal gifts for your wedding? Your options are limitless at Mission Crafts Chandlery.

Contact us today!

Mission Crafts Chandlery

2915 Roosevelt Ave.

San Antonio, Texas 78214

Store Hours: Wednesday -Friday: 10a.m. - 5:p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 9a.m. - 3p.m.

Email: Phone: (210) 865-2471

Partnering Locations:

Estancia del Norte San Antonio

37 NE Loop 410 At, McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216

Canopy by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk

Chica's Boutique

Camp Outpost

San Antonio in a Box


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