Handmade Citronella Candle

Handmade Citronella Candle

Regular price$49.90
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Keep those pesky mozzies away with our essential oil blend of eucalyptus, lavender, geranium, cedarwood, lemongrass and citronella. Made for use outdoors on those hot summer nights, but be warned - coconut wax is soft (which is also why it burns so clean and beautifully), but when not in use - keep it in the shade.

Why Coconut Wax???? - From our maker!

When working on my citronella candle, I was adamant I was going to use our vegetable wax we use for our decor candles. Traditionally, that is what is used for citronella candles - a very hard wax - to handle the summer months. But through my testing, I did some trials of coconut wax with some expected and unexpected results. Coconut wax is a much softer wax - one of the reasons why I don't often do summer markets - they melt after a day in the sun! But for this candle, I'm going to make an exception. The coconut burns supremely better than the vegetable wax. It is clean and even and way less hot to the touch (of the vessel). I also can get away with using just one wick as though - with all candles - we absolutely advocate the candle melting all the way to the edges, but you will find that it will take a few burns for our coconut wax to do that because of the dimensions of the vessel. But because it gets hotter as it gets lower, it will eventually reach all the edges and the pooling is not the same as I am experiencing with the vegetable wax.

My testing has shown that this is quite contrary to my 'normal' candles, but due to the shape of the vessel, it all 'rights itself' over time and I'm not concerned with wastage. So though I'm not surprised at how beautiful the coconut wax is burning, I am surprised that the normal rules I would apply to melt pools etc go by the wayside on this one. And of course, these candles are using 100% pure essential oils which just makes it the ultimate clean burning candle.

Our store is based in Taupo, New Zealand but we can ship worldwide. All product prices are in New Zealand dollars, as well as shipping prices.

Orders received by 10am, we aim to dispatched the same day on an overnight service to the North Island, two day service to the South Island. Orders received after 10am will be dispatched the next working day. Please allow for courier delays at this time. 

Shipping within New Zealand 
Next day service - $8
Heavy/Large products - $18

3 - 10 day service - $15
Heavy/Large products - $32

Rest of the World 
3-10 working days - $18

International parcel are sent standard post.

This cost is based on standard items - heavy or large items will need to be costed before being sent. If you are an international customer we will be in touch to confirm shipping costs and times. 


Payments can be made at the checkout by credit or debit cards and Afterpay. Credit cards accepted include Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept Diners Club. Afterpay is split into 4 payment and processed fortnightly. For more information please visit www.afterpay.com/en-NZ/how-it-works.

If you are wanting to make a payment for a Layby you can transfer to the following account. Please use your full name and 'Layby' in the reference. 

Bank Acc: ANZ 06-0429-0295972-00
Acc Name: The Mothership NZ Ltd
Ref: Full Name & Layby


Products listed online reflect available stock in the Taupo store. However, there are some unique items that are not listed. If you have seen something in-store that is not available online please email us at shop@spacecraftcreative.co.nz and we will check availability and come back to you. 

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