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Hillhouse Naturals

Mosquito Repellent

Hillhouse Natural’s Natural Mosquito Repellent Candle. Made of 100% soy wax right here in the US. This is the one you are gonna want to get if you are averse to citronella! And if you prefer that your outdoor decor doesn’t have one of those ugly candle buckets. 

After a long run of extremely hot weather – when even the bugs weren’t out – the outside temperature has dropped, allowing us to enjoy those outdoor patios. And my new candle. It looks and smells lovely. [Eucalyptus, Mint Leaf, and Lemongrass] I like the contemporary look of the concrete holder it is in. No skeeters seen 🙂




Citronella and DEET free

Reusable holder

Burns approximately 50 hours

Hillhouse Naturals has “always practiced eco-consciousness and continually finds more ways to do so. Many ingredients are harvested locally, candles are packaged in reusable and recyclable containers, and catalogs printed on recycled paper. Always, it has been the mission of Hillhouse Naturals to create products that use nature’s bounty in a way that preserves the health and beauty of the environment.”

Shop Hillhouse Naturals for a variety of quality home fragrance products including potpourri, candles, sachets, oils, fragrance mist and diffuser reeds. 

Notes From Dawn received a Natural Mosquito Repellent Candle from Hillhouse Naturals in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.



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JD and ME

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I’m so glad that spring is on the way because I love spending time outdoors. My small outdoor space consists of a few green plants, some seasonal blooming flowers, and a small assortment of mismatched but comfy outdoor furniture.  When I added a Mad Mat to it, here’s what I got…


…the same small outdoor space jazzed up with a stylish,  Eco-friendly outdoor rug that requires zero maintenance. Just  rinse with water to clean. It doesn’t absorb or trap moisture so it dries quickly making it mildew and mold resistant.

The Designed for Outdoors family is a customer-centered team of outdoor-relaxation e-commerce sites including,,,, and is the largest Internet retailer of outdoor rugs offering more than 20 brands. The styles, colors, and collections are sure to help you bring your indoors, out!

Outdoor Rugs Only offers many styles and sizes of Mad Mats to fit your outdoor decor for porch, pool, patio or deck. Mad Mats are all Eco-friendly;  constructed with 100% recycled plastic. I have the small (3’x5′) warm grey stripes Mad Mat. Although it is named warm grey, it is definitely more brown than grey. It comes with Velcro stays to keep it in place since the rug is lightweight. I didn’t use these since it was just as easy to tuck the Mad Mat rug ends under an outdoor chair/table.

Think spring… and be sure to check out these incredible rugs that offer both function and design while being Earth kind.

I received the warm grey stripes Mad Mat from Outdoor Rugs Only to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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I took this photo on the golf course 


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