citronella oil


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citronella oil

[‚si·trə′nel·ə ′ȯil]
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A yellowish oil distilled from the leaves of either of two grasses, Cymbopogon nardus or C. winterianus; used as an insect repellent. Also known as Java citronella oil.
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A 33-year-old man with no significant past medical history presented to the Accident and Emergency Department three hours following choking on citronella oil during his street performance of 'fire-eating'.
This was the case for some compounds of the citronella oil, e.
Other natural repellents contain ingredients like citronella oil, need oil, citrus oil, or soybean oil.
Place citronella plants all over the garden, burn citronella oil in lamps, add citronella oil to cream and shampoo, and sprinkle citronella oil around the house.
Each patch contains 60 milligrams of micro-encapsulated citronella oil.
Look for those containing citronella oil to keep midges at bay at the same time as scenting the night air.
Cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, coffee grounds and citronella oil are all deterrents that help keep cats out of garden beds.
Eucalyptus works exceptionally well combined with citronella oil, cedarwood oil, & peppermint oil to keep insects away.
A safer, though not as effective, option is a repellent made of natural ingredients like citronella oil.
Citronella oil, which is distilled from a grass-like plant, is used in perfuming the company's Key bar soap and others, including Sunlight.
Homeowners can also set a relaxing atmosphere while providing a second line of defense for their guests by using Cutter[R] CitroGuard[TM] Candles made with real citronella oil.
The clinically proven formula is also said to help prevent head lice, using natural ingredients like citronella oil.