The Essential oils chosen for this blend are very high in citronellal and citrinellol, the chemical constituent behind citronella. Ironically, Eucalyptus citriodora has 2-3 times the amount and has been used since 1940 as an insecticide and Geranium has 2 times as much.
1,8 cineol in Eucalyptus globulus has strong repellant properties as studied and emphasized in this research article (swipe) and lemon grass, also a well known repellent.
The above oils create this blend along with a little Fractionated Coconut Oil to moisturize and carry the oil and is mixed/emulsified in alcohol to be used as a spray.
Tested and works great!
Apply evenly and thoroughly, reapply as needed.
Note: Essential Oils are volatile oils, meaning they evaporate (vapour). This is what makes them effective whether diffusing, wearing as a perfume or using as a repellent and because of this you may need to reapply every 60 minutes or so.
WE STUDY THE RESEARCH to create the most effective blends!
Includes: Distilled water, Alcohol, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Lemon Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus Globulus.
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Yes, all of my Essential Oils are 100% pure with no additives. Listings will state clearly if the oil is a blend.
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