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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The second chapter focuses on citronella oil end-uses, the third one gives summary on a number of patents.
burns a variety of fuels, including JP-5, JP-8, kerosene, gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel, citronella oil, paint thinner, lighter fluid and mineral spirits
Pervious research indicates that the most effective natural plant-based repellents involve a mixture of essential oils, such as oil of lemon eucalyptus, citronella oil, geranial oil, soybean oil, coconut oil, neem oil, and a combination of catnip and Osage orange, combined in an oil base.
Burn citronella oil candles and not only will you keep the bugs at bay, you'll be able to enjoy the oil's citrusy smell.
We report the progress of two clinical cases, one of whom is the first reported case of citronella oil aspiration.
The following volatile oils were also used as 10 per cent (w/w) ethanolic solutions/suspensions in the biological tests: birch/pine tar oil (Apoteket AB, Arjeplog), citronella oil (BPC), clove, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lily of the valley and peppermint oils (Stockholms Aether & Essence fabrik).
and reveals: oWe tend to have to use quite a lot of citronella oil to keep the midges and horse flies away,o she revealed.
Another alternative is Bug'n'Out, a natural, nontoxic biting insect repellent spray that uses a four percent concentration of citronella oil to safely and effectively repel fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, biting flies and chiggers.
Researchers have used the fragrant grass extract known as citronella oil to make food cartons that discourage insect infestation.
It is true that these geraniums contain citronella oil, which does repel mosquitoes.
Bio Scat-a-Cat, granules scented with citronella oil (0845 345 4100).
Other natural repellents contain ingredients like citronella oil, need oil, citrus oil, or soybean oil.