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Essential oils are a great way to naturally support health and well-being. The main essential oil used in MOSQUIT’S bracelets, bands, clips, patches and stickers is Citronella Oil.

What is Citronella Oil?

Citronella is a grass that mainly grows in some Asian countries and some islands of the South Pacific. It has a rich, crisp lemony aroma and thus bears the name Citronella.

How Does Citronella Oil Work for repelling Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are attracted to our natural scent. Citronella oil works by masking human odours that mosquitoes find appealing. You become invisible to mosquitoes if you have Citronella Oil on or around you.

Benefits of Citronella Oil

The 5 major benefits of using citronella oil are:

  1. Insect Repellent

One of nature’s more pure and natural insect repellents. Repelling (and not killing) insects such as mosquitoes and head lice is important not only for keeping humans safe by fewer bites and diseases, but it is also important for our eco-system.

2. Antibacterial

Citronella oil contains many properties that help to treat infectious wounds, urinary or kidney infections and stomach troubles. This essential oil kills bacteria and stops any further growth of bacteria in the body. When used in a combination on the skin, it has been shown to improve acne, warts and boils by reducing sebum build-up and calming down oily skin.

3. Anti-Inflammatory

Citronella oil calms inflammation in areas such as the digestive system, stomach, intestines or liver. It can also be used in combination with coconut oil and massaged onto joints to reduce swelling or pain associated with problems such as arthritis.

4. Promotes Relaxation

Citronella oil is most commonly known in aromatherapy to promote sleep. It relaxes the mind and contributes to reduced stress.

5. Detoxifier

This oil acts as a natural diaphoretic and diuretic agent. It can increase sweating and urination to draw out toxins found the body. It also aids in the elimination of additional fat, oil, uric acid and salt. It keeps our renal system as well as our whole bodies healthy.

Citronella Oil in MOSQUIT'S Products

MOSQUIT uses citronella oil as the main essential oil in their bracelets, bands, patches, stickers and clips.

Once the citronella oil wears off MOSQUIT bracelets and bands, you can re-infuse them yourself by adding 1-2 drops of 100% citronella oil back onto the band. Visit the FAQs for more information.

MOSQUIT has everything you need to repel mosquitoes, head lice and other biting insects all year round. Check out MOSQUIT’S mosquito repelling bracelets, bands, patches, stickers and clips so you can become invisible to mozzies too.

A Few Words of Caution: Citronella Oil should not be used directly on the skin and should be avoided during pregnancy. Consult with a medical professional before introducing pure Citronella Oil into your skin care or health regime.


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