I love to make a big bowl of floating candles for winter time parties. Something about the water and fire work for winter. But for an outdoor barbeque last weekend, I made some simple floating candles and put them on the table outside by the pool in a bit bucket of ice water - and they were marvelous. They weren't made with any mosquito repelling essential oils, but they did give a nice scent to the area. I do think a few people were a bit confused, thinking that the bucket was for keeping sodas and beer cold instead of just decor, but they figured it out.