Lemongrass oil contains citronella, is an effective and popular repellent against mosquitoes and and biting Insects. lemongrass oil have powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. Plus, the fresh bright scent of lemongrass will leave your home smelling amazing!
Lemongrass has a citrus like scent is highly unattractive to many kinds of bugs, especially mosquitoes and flies. Lemongrass oil is also known for its purification of air, making it a very valuable oil.
One study from 2011 using multiple species of mosquito found that up to 95% of mosquitoes from one species were repelled due to the oil’s strong odor over a 2.5 hour period.
How to Use Lemongrass Oil as an Insect Repellent?
- Simply mix 30 drops of lemongrass oil with a 4 liter of water and apply to surfaces around the home. It’s great for cleaning kitchen and bathroom counter-tops, nursery surfaces and children’s toys, and anywhere else you would use an all-purpose disinfectant cleaner.
- Add 5 to 6 drops of lemon oil to one ounce of water in a spray bottlewater and spray the mixture in your rooms.
- Burn lemongrass oil in candles and small lamps in order to protect a larger outdoor area from insects. If you form a perimeter around a picnic or barbecue area with the candles and lamps, you can protect hundreds of square feet from insect activity.