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The Use Of Citronella Oil As An Indispensable Ingredient In Insect Repellents

If you're living at or near the tropics, there is practically no time or season of the year when you won't have those annoying little creatures named mosquitoes bug you with their painful stings, which could later have you down and sick with malaria or dengue.

Here's How You Can Avoid Mosquito Bites Using Citronella Oil-Based Insect Repellents:

1. Protection in Any Shape, Size, and Form: If you want to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes but cannot do so because either you live in a place where mosquitoes won't quit rearing their ugly heads or travelling is your favourite pastime, there's a solution! You need to shield yourself from the bad influence of mosquito bites with mosquito repellents that come in all sizes, forms, and shapes. And this is possible if you use citronella oil-based insect repellents and not chemical repellents. Citronella-based insect repellents are available as creams, lotions, sprays, patches, wristbands, neck bands, ankle bands, and even agarbattis.

2. Non-toxic and Safe: Traditional best mosquito repellents containing strong chemical repellents such as DEET or permethrin are found to be toxic when accidently ingested and could also prove fatal in higher concentrations. Hence, these are not suitable for use in children, where a greater degree of caution is needed. On the other hand, citronella-based mosquito repellents are non-toxic and safe to be used even by children who have a habit of accidentally licking their skin.

3. Repel Mosquitoes with Style: Citronella-based mosquito repellents are available in stylish wristbands and ankle bands, hence your fussy kids, who otherwise don't like to apply sticky mosquito-repellent creams) would love to wear them while playing in the garden or the woods as they can now playfully and stylishly ward off those nasty creatures.

4. Fresh Fragrance: Citronella-based mosquito repellents give off a wonderful lemony fragrance, hence it has dual benefits of a repellent and a deodorant, keeping you fresh for a long time. This makes it agreeable to use by many people, who would otherwise avoid using mosquito repellents.

5. Works on Pets: Citronella-based insect repellents are good not only for all the members of your family but also for your pets! They are effective against fleas infestation in dogs and serve to calm down nervous dogs who are bugged with flea bites all over their body.

So this natural, safe, and fragrant oil is truly an important ingredient to be used in insect repellents. Now, that's a medicine, perfume, and accessory all clubbed into one!

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