A blend of essential oils including citronella, catnip and calendula makes this all-natural mosquito repellant very effective. Citronella, derived from the lemongrass plant and other dried grasses, has a distinctive odor that is unpleasant to mosquitos (but not to human noses smells quite nice). It has proven to be effective in creating a sort of smokescreen for the human scent, making it hard for mosquitos to locate you. If a mosquito does come close, it may fly away quickly, as the citronella irritates the mosquito’s hooked feet.
According to studies conducted by Iowa State University, catnip was shown to be 10 times more effective than DEET, a synthetic chemical that blocks the olfactory receptors of mosquitos. A final blend of pure essential oils, including lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, basil, cypress, eucalyptus and rosemary, tops off this smooth coconut and olive oil formula, ensuring that it smells and feels pleasant on the skin while warding off mosquitos.
4 oz. (118 ml)
Olive and Coconut oils, Beeswax, dried Calendula, Rosemary and Catnip blended with the following essential oils: Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavender, Basil, Rosemary, Cypress, Eucalyptus and Peppermint.