Monday, February 22, 2010

Fun Facts about Citronella

-Citronella Oil has been registered in the United States as an insect repellent since 1948.

-Citronella Oil comes from the plant, Cymbopogon.

-Citronella can be effective in calming barking dogs.

-The plant is bluish green with lemon-scented leaves, and is cultivated in Java and Sri Lanka.

-One study shows Citronella candles can minimize bites by 42%.

This is Lilac Ave's 1st year selling Citronella Candles. These candles are made of 100% soy. Creating a long lasting all natural candle. All the citronella candles will be using hemp wicks. What a great way to get pumped up for spring, summer, and all the barbeques, time outdoors, and sipping lemonade on the patio.


  1. I didn't know any of that! Great post.

  2. Trying telling that fact to the mosquitoes around here! :O) Ours are atrocious!!! Good info. though! Cool candles! I have 8, gallon sized, bucket citronella candles that I keep on our deck!

  3. Wow! I didn't know that about barking dogs! I hope these do well for you.

  4. how does it work so far for keeping the buggies away? Have you tested them yet?