With summer just around the corner, it’s nearly time to dust off the barbecue, throw open the windows and plan picnics in the park. However, with warm weather comes the return of some less-than-appreciated uninvited guests: pesky bugs. Fortunately, there’s a natural alternative to the high-street chemical filled, pungent bug sprays and insect repellents. Meet this summer’s most coveted party guests: Citronella and Peppermint.
Research shows that citronella and peppermint are good at repelling bugs because they mask scents that are attractive to insects. This makes it harder to bugs to locate their feed, so they stay away. At Aroma Energy we pride ourselves on our award-winning vegan credentials, so it’s always important to make sure no animal or insect is harmed. These natural repellents don’t kill bugs, rather they keep them away.
Citronella and Peppermint have strong flavour profiles, but, whilst not a bug’s cup of tea, they do smell delightful. Our Citronella essential oil has a distinct grassy and floral aroma. Our Peppermint essential oil has a sweet and minty aroma. Not only this, but they’re a cost effective and natural alternative to high street bug sprays.
But how can we make the most of our new summer saviours?
Best For Protecting Yourself
Our signature Citronella & Lemongrass Oil Body Spray is the perfect way to keep the bugs at bay. The spray contains pure Citronella and Lemongrass essential oils, without any unnatural chemicals, alcohol or deet. It smells so great that you’ll want to wear it all year round! It’s also a favourite amongst our customers, with hundreds of five-star reviews across Amazon and eBay.
Best For Covering a Whole Room
One way to banish bugs indoors is to spritz any room with a spray. This a great way to cover a large amount of ground and can be easily topped up when necessary. It also makes the house smell great and masks other bad smells!
If you’re yet undecided as to which bug-repelling scent tickles your fancy, why not try them all! At Aroma Energy, we sell a handy set full of our best-selling insect repellent essential oil room sprays. This set contains four essential oil room sprays: Peppermint, Citronella, Lemongrass, and Cedarwood.
It’s important to note that room sprays should not be used directly on skin.
Best For Travel
When you’re on the go, you can still be at ease knowing that the bugs will stay away. You could apply our Citronella & Lemongrass Pulse Point Roller Ball to pulse points across the body. These come in 10ml bottles, perfect for international travel.
Alternatively, you could opt for our Mosquito Repellent Bracelet Band, which is Citronella & Lemongrass scented and can be worn on the wrist or ankle for 300 hours of mosquito, bug and insect repelling! It could also be worn in the hair or attached to a buggy. They’re also fully waterproof, come in a variety of colours, and can be worn by children over 3 too.
Best For Everyday Use
Essential oils have many practical uses, which you can read about on our blog. This means that our insect repellent essential oils can be used in many different ways throughout the home and beyond, whether making your own soaps or refreshing your potpourri. Our Insect Repellent Essential Oil Set features five flavours: Peppermint, Citronella, Lemongrass, Clove Leaf, and Lemon Verbena, so you can find a scent that’s perfect for you.
Best For the Outdoor Table
If you find bugs a problem when throwing an outdoor party, why not try our Citronella Scented Candle as the table’s centrepiece? Not only does the candle keep the bugs away, but you can also impress guests by telling them that the candle is natural and made with environmentally friendly coconut wax that contains no or very few chemicals!
Best For the Burner
At Aroma Energy, we sell a range of handmade wax melts that come in a whole variety of flavours. We’ve rolled three of our insect repellent wax melts into one set, for use with wax melt burners. This set contains wax melts scented with lemongrass, peppermint, and citronella essential oils.
However, you choose to incorporate them into your Summer, Citronella and Peppermint will, no doubt, be the star of the show. So, shine a spotlight away from bug batting onto something all the sweeter.