As summer quickly approaches with sunny days and warm nights, the mosquitoes also swiftly move into our backyards, patios, gardens, picnic areas and camping spots. It's the time of year we have to reconsider how we will protect both ourselves and the areas we enjoy, you'll want to take a look at "How To Make Your Own Mosquito Repellent Candles" for a great summer idea for keeping mosquitoes away throughout the vacation season.
Any do it yourself idea that uses simple objects that can be found around the house, can be reused over and over again, and looks visually appealing is one that you'll want to try. The simple do it yourself mosquito repelling candles can be made with citronella oil products, mason jars, lamp wicks and citronella torch fuel. Citronella is an essential oil that is extracted from the leaves and stems of lemongrass. Lemongrass oil is the lemony smelling oil used in a variety of soaps candles, intense, perfumes, cosmetics and for flavoring around the world.
Citronella oil is a very popular non toxic plant based insect repellent (that is used as an alternative to the toxic repellents that contain Deet), that has been available for this use in the United States since 1948. Citronella oil also has strong anti fungal properties. Citronella has been proven to be effecting at keeping mosquitoes away and has a pleasant lemony smell, to be effective citronella spray or oil should be reapplied to the skin every thirty to sixty minutes. Using citronella torch fuel is again an effective and pleasant smelling way to keep the mosquitoes at bay, citronella oil used in table top candles is another way to ward off the summer mosquitoes. Another effective way to use citronella (or lemongrass), is to plant some in your gardens, walkways, patio containers and potted plants, this will provide a natural repellent against the mosquitoes that will not only look nice but smell nice too, an amazing alternative to toxic alternatives.
China and Indonesia are the main producers of citronella oil in the world, producing about forty percent of the worlds supply. Taiwan, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Mexico and South Africa are also producers of this popular essential oil that is used in a variety of herbal preparations, perfumes, natural mosquito repellents, candles and soaps around the world.
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