Used throughout the world as an insect repellent. Bugs won’t be welcome at your barbeque or camping trip if you have Home Essentials Citronella Oil on hand.
- Insect repellent - Make up an insect repellent using an egg cup of Home Essentials Almond Oil to 10 drops of Home Essentials Citronella Oil. Massage onto exposed skin as required. Alternatively, add a few drops of Home Essentials Citronella Oil to an oil burner. Try painting the oil on ribbon on strips of cloth and hang them in doorways and windows to repel insects.
- Aromatherapy - Citronella has warming qualities, with an aroma similar to that of lemongrass. Add a few drops to an aromatherapy burner to enliven the room and your senses.
- Massage - Add 5 - 10 drops of Citronella to an egg cup of Home Essentials Almond Oil. It is warming to support muscles and joints.
Outdoor fly spray
Mix together 8ml Home Essentials Citronella Oil, 1 Tbsp Home Essentials Methylated Spirits, 2 tsp dish-washing liquid, 2 tsp white vinegar and 150ml strong black tea. Add water to make 1 litre. Pour into spray bottle.
Mix together 20 drops each of Home Essentials Lavender Oil, Home Essentials Eucalyptus Oil, Home Essentials Citronella Oil and Home Essentials Tea Tree Oil. Add 200ml of water and 100ml Home Essentials Methylated Spirits. Place mixture into a spray bottle and shake well before use. No not spray near oil or water paint artworks or on polished or stained wood. Helps manage cigarette smoke, animal smells and stale house smells.
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Important note on stain removal: Before you begin, remove as much of the solids as possible, and blot up as much liquid as possible. Dab the stain, don’t rub. Begin at the outer edge of the stain, working your way towards the centre. If possible apply treatment from the back of the fabric. Be cautious with application, by applying too much solvent or rubbing too vigorously you risk spoiling the fabric. Never strengthen solutions if they don’t work. Always rinse fabric and let dry before trying another remedy. If you decide to take fabric to a professional cleaner, tell them what caused the stain and what home treatments you have already tried.