Bug Repellent Soy Candle

Bug Repellent Soy Candle

Our Citronella candles contain the active ingredient citronella oil. This essential oil comes from the stems and leaves of a perennial grass called Cymbopogon nardus. Citronella oil is an all-natural product used as an insect repellant (as it has been for more than half a century, notes the EPA), providing a safer alternative to chemical bug repellants. This oil is only a repellant, not an insecticide; it doesn’t kill or otherwise harm bugs. It is effective against a wide variety of pests, including but not limited to flies, mosquitoes, and ticks. Its distinctive odor drives away some insects, while preventing others from identifying a host.

Our Bug repellent candle is only one aspect of protection against mosquito bites. Some habits help to keep these pesky critters at a further distance.

First, mosquitoes are much more active at dawn and dusk, particularly near wooded areas or tall grass. Therefore, avoiding to go outdoors at this time of day could be a good solution. Dressing appropriately is also important: wear full length, light-coloured clothing, closed shoes, and tuck your sweater into your pants and pull your socks up over your pant legs.

Ensuring that screen doors are functional and that doors are closed properly will prevent these unwanted visitors from coming into your home. Lastly, it’s a good idea to watch for any objects containing stagnant water including pool covers, a child’s wading pool or a water-filled saucer under a flower pot and to clean them regularly.
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