Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scent Spotlight: Citronella

Although summer is winding down, we'd like to spotlight our popular new Citronella LaviShea bar, which is fantastic for keeping mosquitoes and pests at bay the natural way! Whether you're gardening, camping, hiking, or just enjoying the remaining summer evenings on your porch, be sure to keep our Citronella bar close at hand.

Our Citronella bars are made with citronella essential oil, a plant-based insect repellent which works by masking scents that are attractive to insects. Its ability to repel mosquitoes has been verified by research (click here for more info); for maximum effectiveness, it should be reapplied every 30-60 minutes.
citronella grass

In addition to insect-repelling properties, citronella is naturally antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. It stimulates blood circulation and is often used to tame oily skin and hair. It is also used in the treatment of migraines, fatigue, headaches, and nausea. However, it is important to note that Citronella oil is not recommended for use on the skin of small children or during pregnancy.

Please note, this blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional.