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Apr
19

Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil


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Citronella Berry Fragrance OilCitronella Berry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a refreshing fragrance that features the essential oil of Citronella blended with the aromas of berries and citrus.  Citronella Berry is sure to bring life to your product line.  The essential oil of Citronella is an incredibly diverse naturally occurring oil.  It finds a wide variety of uses in soaps, perfumes, and flavorings.  It can also be used as a natural insect repellent.  Research has shown that Citronella essential oil has strong antifungal properties.  It can be effective for calming barking dogs and has even been used as a spray-on deterrent to keep pets from destroying household items.  This versatile oil finds itself mingling with notes of mandarin, strawberries, and raspberries to create the vibrant Citronella Berry fragrance oil.

What Does Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil is a bright blend of Citronella essential oil with notes of strawberry, mandarin, and raspberry.

Top Notes: citronella, mandarin
Mid Notes: strawberry, raspberry
Base Notes: woods

How Do Our Customers Use Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil?

Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil is a perfect addition to your product lines. Our customers create room scenting products with this fragrance that are simply uplifting!  Room scenters can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in projects like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candle crafters can use Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy waxes.  If you wish to color your candles, we would recommend three drops of liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of red color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil can also be used in your bath and body products.  Bath gels, bath fizzies, and bath oils were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  If you are making cold process soap, you may use this fragrance up to 5% of your total recipe.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil had a good scent retention and did not discolor after curing.  The soap did not rice nor separate.  There was no acceleration. If you wish to color your bath and body products, we would recommend using red soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Citronella Berry Fragrance Oil is a diverse scent that can be used in many types of products.  One such product is homemade perfume.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this fresh fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions perform very well.  Homemade lotions should use no more than 5% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaning supplies also perform well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Citronella Berry Bug SprayIf you’re looking to get a jump-start using Citronella Berry, check out this FREE RECIPE for Bug Repelling Body Spray! Enjoy!

Jul
24

Citronella


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citronella repelsCitronella and Mosquitoes

Summer time, the period of the year when we all enjoy outdoor festivities.  Whether they be parties, cookouts, hiking, gardening, or just relaxing by the pool; we find reasons to be outside.  We love the gorgeous weather and the warming sun rays.  However, with the fun in the sun that we all seek, with it also comes the dreaded mosquitoes.

When the weather gets warm, these uninvited pesky critters seem to always show up in droves.  Invading not only our space, but feeding off us and our families.  The results of their feast, itchy, red, swollen bumps on our skin.

Mosquitoes have been in existence some 170 million years.  In the United States, there are currently over 175 different species accounted for.  It is safe to say that they are not going to be going any where soon, but there are measures that we can take to help ward off these insects.

Citronella has been known to repel mosquitoes for a long time. Burning citronella candles around the yard or applying bug repelling spray to ourselves can usually do the trick.  But have you ever wondered how this works exactly?

Just like a primal animal, mosquitoes are on the hunt for one thing: FOOD.  And, we are that food source.  Drawn to carbon dioxide (from our exhaling) uric acid (from our blood), and lactic acid (from our sweat glands), insects like mosquitoes are able to smell us up to an amazing 164 feet away.  Once those delectable scents are picked up by the mosquitoes, they are then able to locate us to feed.

It is commonly thought that the scent of citronella repels mosquitoes away.  In fact, studies have shown that when the citronella aroma is in an environment, mosquitoes will land around 40% less times than when it is not present.  But, the fact is mosquitoes will still land.  This is why citronella does not necessarily repel.

Instead, citronella masks.  What this means is that when the scent of citronella (whether by means of a candle or a body spray) is present the 3 most common drawing factors of mosquitoes (carbon dioxide, uric acid, and lactic acid) are covered.  It is almost as if the mosquitoes no longer have the ability to sense us anymore.  And, since they cannot smell us, they will move on to “sweatier pastures” so to speak.

Sure, any of your local grocery stores or super markets have aisles of outdoor summer time displays hosting many different bug repelling products that you can purchase.  You however can make your very own insect repelling/masking items right from your home.  You will know exactly what is in the product, and you will also save money by doing it yourself.

Natures Garden currently has four different citronella oils available.  There is the straight citronella scent, or the citronella java essential oil.  Both of these oils can be viewed by clicking on the individual link.  For those of you that do not like how the scent of straight citronella smells, we also have citronella options for you.  Citronella Berry fragrance oil is a sweeter version of citronella.  This fragrance contains the essential oil of citronella with the combined fruity notes of strawberry, mandarin, and raspberry.  There is also Lime Citronella fragrance oil.  This wonderful fragrance oil is the combination of essential oil of citronella and notes of lemon, fresh lime, and white flowers.

Now, if you are interested in viewing possible candle and body products that you can make with these scents, here are three of Natures Gardens finest bug repelling recipes.  By clicking on the link, you will be able to see the recipe.  Each recipe has the step by step instruction as well as all of the items listed that you will need to make them.
Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe
Bug Repelling Candle Recipe
Bug Repelling Body Spray Recipe

These recipes are all easy to make and take very little time to accomplish.  They are great ways to ward off mosquitoes and keep you and your family mosquito bite free this summer.