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Citronella Oil - The Natural Mosquito Repellent
At summertime, the last thing anyone wants is to be constantly swatting away mosquitoes. Thanks to citronella oil, we can enjoy our time outdoors without the pesky bites! Citronella oil is derived from the citronella plant, which is a type of grass that grows in the Asian tropics. The oil has a strong, lemony aroma that not only repels mosquitoes, but also uplifts the spirits. Lets explore all the wonderful ways citronella oil can be used to keep mosquitoes at bay.
How Citronella Oil Works
Citronella oil works by masking the scents that mosquitoes use to locate their victims. When applying citronella oil to your skin, make sure to use a carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut oil, as citronella oil can cause irritation when applied directly to the skin. You can also add a few drops of citronella oil to your lotion before applying it to your skin. For best results, reapply every few hours or as needed.
Another great way to use citronella oil is to make your own mosquito repellent candles! All you need is a Mason jar, some soy wax flakes, a candle wick, and of course - citronella oil. Begin by adding your wax flakes and citronella oil to a pot on low heat. Once the wax has melted completely, remove from heat and carefully pour into your Mason jar. Then, insert your candle wick into the center of the wax and let cool completely. Trim the wick down to about ½ inch before lighting - and voila! You have yourself a lovely mosquito-repelling candle.
There are so many ways to enjoy citronellas natural mosquito-repelling properties! Whether you apply it directly to your skin or create DIY candles for your outdoor gatherings, citronella oil is a great natural alternative for keeping those pesky bugs at bay. What are your favorite ways to use citronella oil? Let us know in the comments below!
Ingredients: 100% pure citronella oil
Aroma: Pungent, musky, citrus-like
Attributes: Clarifying, freshening, purifying
Mixes Well With: Cedarwood oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, or lemongrass oil
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from fresh and dried citronella grass
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