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Does Citronella Work?

Citronella Candle

An essential oil derived from the leaves and stems of lemongrass (the Asian grass plant of Cymbopogon genus), citronella gets its name from the French word meaning "lemon balm" due to its floral and citrus-like aroma.

Known to repel mosquitoes, this oil has been used for centuries—even dating back to the Greeks and the Romans. Since its registration as an insect repellent in the United States in 1948, citronella has been used as an insect repellent and anti-fungal agent, as well as an aid in wound healing and parasitic infections.

Not only that, the soft lemony fragrance with sweet floral undertones has been proven to fight fatigue and alleviate anxiety and depression.

So, does it actually work against insects? Yes!

The oil masks certain scents that are attractive to mosquitoes and other insects, effectively repelling them for up to two hours. Candles made with citronella oil are the best form of defense, since the slow burn continuously releases and evaporates the oils into the air. Meaning, if you light one of our Citronella candles made with plant-based soy, quality ingredients and all-natural oils, you can keep unwanted 100% pure, pests away all evening long.

Say goodbye to harmful DEET products that are known to cause blisters and rashes. Instead, keep mosquitoes and bugs away from your patio, balcony and backyard this summer with an all-natural Citronella Candle. It's the perfect way to light up your outdoor soirees.

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