Keep the mozzies at bay this summer

With these long hot days often the only time we can get outside is in the late afternoon and evening, but unfortunately mosquitos also enjoy this time of the day too.  A great way to keep them at bay is by burning Hem Citronella Incense around you home and garden.

You may have asked yourself, ‘How DOES citronella keep bugs away?’ well can answer that question.

Oil of citronella is an all-natural insect and animal repellent made from the distilled oils of different varieties of grass. The main components in the oil are citronellol, citronellal and geraniol.  Unlike other varieties of pesticides, citronella not does kill mosquitos rather it repels them and other pests, reducing the number of mosquitos that land nearby.

Citronella works by masking scents that are attractive to insects namely carbon dioxide and lactic acid in humans. One benefit of using citronella as mosquito repellent is that it is safe and non-toxic to humans and animals (and even the insects).

We are receiving great feedback from customers who are using Citronella Incense to enable them to spend more time outside in the late afternoons and evenings. We stock the large incense sticks so they last longer.