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Lemongrass Essential Oil

Natural protection against summer pests

Lemongrass oil is often used as a natural mosquito repellent. It is extracted from the leaves and stems of the lemongrass plant, botanically known as Cymbopogon. We distill our organic lemongrass in the traditional way in the copper still. The oil has a strong, lemon-like scent that is pleasant to humans, but is often found annoying by mosquitoes.

Lemongrass oil contains several compounds, such as citronellal, geraniol, and citral, which can act as natural repellents against insects. It is often used in the form of essential oil or as an ingredient in mosquito repellent products such as sprays, lotions or candles.

It is important to note that lemongrass oil alone may not be as effective as other commercial insect repellents with chemical repellents such as DEET. However, it can be an effective alternative, especially if you prefer natural products or are sensitive to chemical ingredients. The effectiveness in the fragrance lamp, a vaporizer or as a room spray can be increased by combining different essential oils with each other. Tea tree, lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus, among others, are suitable for this purpose. For longer protection, you can simply respray at regular intervals.

Application in the fragrance lamp: Evaporate 5-8 drops with water or floral water. As a room spray: A simple but quite effective room spray can be made from vodka and essential oils. For a 3% mixture you need 97ml of alcohol and 3ml of essential oil. Pour the mixture into a 100ml spray bottle, shake well before use. The ratio in which you mix the essential oils depends on personal preference and how sensitively you are.

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