Keep evenings bug-free with this striking citronella candle set in printed ceramic pots, says home editor Jo Caulkett
Whether you’re enjoying a delicious summer salad or entertaining friends with an outdoor feast, citronella candles are a simple, natural way to try and make sure your open-air enjoyment isn’t blighted by mosquitoes. An oil extracted from plants, citronella can help deter biting insects and has a pleasant, subtle citrus scent. Unlike the plain, mustard-yellow versions you often see, these candles have a stylish edge and come as a set of three in brightly coloured ceramic pots. Use them as a practical and eye-catching table centrepiece, or pop them in your case to combat pesky bugs on summer trips abroad. I’ll also be keeping a boxed set on hand as a ready-to-go hostess gift for any impromptu barbecue invitations.