Reviews for Citronella Oil
Average rating: 3.5 out of 5 hearts
By Rose on May 6, 2012
Skeeter beater recipe....
We used the following oil mix on Swedish mosquitoes, which are absolutely beastly:
Cedar, Citronella, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Juniper. Make a few ml and then dilute a few drops into a small spray bottle of water. Smells great and the bugs hated it. Careful of your eyes (with small kids you can use the radiata version of eucalyptus).
By Ophelia on March 11, 2012
Okay but not a completely effective repellant
I live in an area with lots of mosquitoes with the occasional outbreak of dengue and malaria, so I have to be really careful with my family’s repellant. I want so desperately for something natural to do the trick as I hate to douse myself or my kids in chemicals like DEET on a daily basis. However, I’ve never really found citronella to be all that effective. I think it reduces the amount of pests, but not enough to confidently eliminate the dangers. I use it as one line of defense – funny, I love the smell but apparently mozzies hate it – but sadly I don’t depend on it exclusively.