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Why Do We Use Citronella to Keep Those Pesky Insects Away?

Now that the glorious sunshine has arrived, we're throwing open our windows and doors to let the fresh air in. But guess what? The annoying flies and, come August, those pesky wasps show up to!

We all know that citronella can do its magic in keeping these bugs away, but have you ever wondered why and how it works? Well, here's the scoop: flies and wasps have a super strong sense of smell, always on the prowl for easy food. And that's where citronella comes to the rescue! It's got this strong lemony smell that they absolutely hate, and acts as a mask to hide food scents that might attract those pests. So, it becomes a real challenge for them to find those stinky smells they crave.

So, all you have to do is light up a Citronella Soy Candle or use a Wax Melt from our Citronelle Essential Oil Collection, and bam! You've got yourself a natural bug repellent for your chill time at home and garden.


Fun fact! Mosquitoes will do anything to avoid citronella. It totally freaks them out and makes their little feet all itchy. So, just the smell is like a warning sign for them to buzz off!

Discover our Citronella Essential Oil Collection, featuring 100g Soy Candles, 55g Soy Wax Melt Bar, and 50ml Room Mist. Click the link below to explore the collection.


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