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citronella

 [sit″ro-nel´ah]
a fragrant grass, the source of a volatile oil (citronella oil) used in perfumes and insect repellents.

cit·ro·nel·la

(sit'rō-nel'ă),
Cymbopogon (Andropogon) nardus (family Gramineae); a fragrant grass (Sri Lanka), from which a volatile oil (c. oil) used as a perfume and insect repellent is distilled.

citronella

/cit·ron·el·la/ (sĭ″tron-el´ah) a fragrant grass, the source of a volatile oil (citronella oil) used in perfumes and insect repellents.

citronella

(sĭt″rŏn-ĕl′ă)
A volatile oil obtained from Cymbopogon citratus, or lemongrass, that contains geraniol and citronellal. It is used in perfumes and as an insect repellent.
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2 cups witch hazel * 2 1/2 tsp lemongrass or citronella essential oil * 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar Directions: Combine all ingredients and pour them into a large spray bottle or several smaller bottles.
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Trilogy Fragrances suggests three ingredients that work great in hand cleaners and body washes: Citrus Eucalyptus--a blend of lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, white thyme oil and lavender oil; Lavender Lemon--a blend that includes a number of antisepsis essential oils including cinnamon leaf oil, citronella oil, eucalyptus oil 80/85, pine needle oil siberian, lemon oil and lavender 40/42 extra C&A oil; and Teatree Mint--well known for its holistic and healing properties.
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For folks who are looking for a more natural solution than a DEET repellant, a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found soybean oil- based products and citronella oil-based products to be as effective as DEET but, importantly, not as long lasting.
Some other good choices, according to the nonprofit National Coalition against the Misuse of Pesticides, include products containing geraniol (MosquitoGuard or Bite Stop), citronella (Natrapel), herbal extracts (Beat It Bug Buster) or essential oils (All Terrain).