Mosquito Repellent Scented Candles: Do They Work?

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In addition to scented candles can help us release stress nerves, create a romantic atmosphere, purify the air, it also has a certain mosquito repellent effect.


These fragrance candles are so popular because they are made from natural essential oils distilled from grass. No need to put something on your skin or clothing. Therefore, many people prefer to use scented candles to repel mosquitoes and enjoy insect-free time outdoors.


There are various opinions on the efficacy of scented candles in exterminating insects. In this article we will delve into the characteristics of scented candles. We first find out the efficacy of these fragrant candles, and then find out the ingredients that these candles can actually repel mosquitoes.


Mosquito repellent candle ingredients


Citronella oil is a natural insect repellent. Candles containing citronella oil burn for a long time and can even be made at home.


The most commonly used ingredient in mosquito repellent scented candles is citronella oil. Lemongrass oil is also called vanilla oil. Citronella oil has the effect of preventing insects and repelling insects, and can drive away mosquitoes and lice.


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Dilute citronella oil into clean water at a 1:1 ratio and spray it into the air to drive away mosquitoes. Spray it on clothes and footwear to drive off lice. Vanilla candle is to apply the same principle.


How Scented Candles Repel Mosquitoes?


Citronella oil can also repel mosquitoes, fleas and lice, but can not really kill them, it only makes mosquitoes less attractive to our skin. Most scented candles use citronella oil to repel mosquitoes. Therefore, they work almost the same way you use citronella oil as fragrance diffuser or room fragrance diffuser.


When scented candles near me burn, citronella oil is released into the air around the candles. When scentsy wax melts, it masks the smell of people and animals near the candle, making it impossible for mosquitoes and other insects to detect their presence.


Scented Candle Effectiveness


So is scented candle an effective mosquito repellent? Studies have shown that when scented candles are used within a distance of 1.0 m (3.3 feet), it can indeed repel a small number of mosquitoes to a certain extent. However, as the distance increases, the efficacy of scented candles will be greatly reduced. Therefore, if you want to use this best scented candles as the only mosquito repellent, you must be no more than 1 meter away from the candle.


However, another study showed that citronella candles have no effect on mosquitoes, and even found that the use of citronella candles has increased the attractiveness of people. And an essential oil, lemongrass oil burner, can effectively reduce human attraction to mosquitoes.

Mosquito repellent candle ingredients

In addition to the small effective radius of these candles, wind will also reduce their effectiveness. If it is windy outside, you may still not need to use mosquito repellent.


Aroma candles are usually placed in the bedroom, living room and bathroom. But the aroma depends on the mood. Different aromas will make a space more joyful or quiet.

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