Even just one mosquito bite can turn into an annoying and itchy nightmare. But keeping these pesky little bugs away can be tricky. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional bug sprays and creams, essential oils are a great option to consider, specifically citronella oil. Let’s take a look at why.
Understanding Citronella Oil
Citronella oil is derived from the leaves and stems of the lemongrass plant. It has a strong, lemony scent. The smell is pleasant to humans but repels mosquitoes. When you use citronella oil in your home, it creates an invisible barrier that confuses and disrupts the mosquitoes’ ability to locate their prey through scent. As such, it makes it an effective and natural mosquito repellent.
Using Citronella Oil
Citronella candles are a popular choice for in-home use. They can be placed on your porch, patio, or any outdoor area where you want to keep mosquitoes at bay. Alternatively, you can use a diffuser to disperse citronella oil throughout your home. This not only repels mosquitoes but also adds a refreshing aroma to your space.
And finally, you can create your citronella oil spray by mixing citronella essential oil with water. Spray it around your home, focusing on entry points like doors and windows.