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Benefits of Using Citronella Oil Mosquito Repellents

Citronella oil is freely and popularly used in the perfume industry and as a food preservative in addition to being extensively used by aromatherapy enthusiasts. However, it is its use as a mosquito repellent that is much debated amongst the experts. There are some that swear by it and others that flat out deny its effectiveness as a mosquito repellent. To help you make a choice on whether you should consider and use citronella mosquito repellents here are some of its benefits that make a compelling case in its favor to make it your go to mosquito repellent.

1. Completely Natural: Citronella is a certified bio-pesticide that is considered GRAS (Generally Recognized as safe) by the appropriate authorities in the USA. Being completely natural it does not have any harmful effects or side effects on the environment or the people using it. It is nontoxic and has

2. Effective like chemical insecticides: Research shows citronella oil to be very effective at repelling mosquitoes. Studies show that it is effective at repelling even the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that is known to carry dengue, chikungunya etc.

3. Safe for sensitive population: Young children and aged people are considered to be he sensitive population of a country. The sensitive population is more susceptible to various diseases and side effects of various chemical and natural ingredients in products. Citronella oil as a mosquito repellent, however is considered safe for use by them.

4. Easily flushed out: Even if citronella oil if ingested, is known to have next to none side effects and is easily processed by the body and flushed out with urine. Any kind of sensitivity to citronella oil is very rare. Direct application of citronella oil on the skin should be avoided and it should always be used with a carrier oil.

5. Versatile: Citronella oil is versatile in terms of use. It can be used as vaporizer, lotion, gel, cream, candle, incense, in bands and patches, in a diffuser etc. Additionally, it is known to repel other insects too like the body louse, stable flies and head louse.

6. Pet friendly: In addition to being safe for use by humans, it is well tolerated by animals too. One can use citronella oil to keep pets safe from mosquitoes too. it is completely safe for your pets too, even when they ingest it.

7. Additional benefits: Citronella oil benefits as an anti-depressant. Nothing like a mosquito repellent that uplifts your mood with its pleasant lemony fresh smell. Additionally, it has antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic properties to help one stay healthy.

Citronella oil benefits out shine its only drawback that it needs to be reapplied every 30-60 minutes for maximum effectiveness. As long as good quality essential oil is used one can be sure of its effectiveness against mosquitoes. It is the user’s responsibility to screen through the products to find and use only good quality products using essential oils and not extracts for it to be effective at providing protection from mosquitoes. It is safe, natural, effective and easily available! Mosquito repellents don't get any better than that.

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