How to Use Citronella as a Natural Insect Repeller Video

When it comes to dealing with some of those unwanted guests, the bugs, I have a safe and pleasant defense and that's Citronella. Citronella is an aromatic oil that's derived from a tropical grass which is a close cousin to the same lemon grass th...
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The summer is that time of year for me to kick back, slow down a bit, and enjoy all of the hard work I've put into my garden. One of my favorite ways to do this is to bring the dining experience outdoors. To do this, you have to be willing to deal with some challenges. The weather being one and of course, insects. Now, there's not much I can do about the weather, but when it comes to dealing with some of those unwanted guests, the bugs, I do have a safe and pleasant defense and that's Citronella. Citronella is an aromatic oil that's derived from a tropical grass, which is a close cousin to the same lemon grass that's so popular in oriental foods. As an oil, it's long been prized for its fragrance and insect repelling qualities. Now you can use this oil by burning it in torches like this. When lit, the atmosphere they create is perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. You can also use these citronella candles. They come in a variety of sizes and containers. This one is put in a galvanized bucket for placing in the garden. The candle wax has been blended with the same oil used in the torches and you have to admit these votive, citronella candles make an enchanting addition to the dinner table. Now, once you get those bugs on the run, dining alfresco can be even more enjoyable and I've got some ideas on our website that can make it simple and easy. From the garden, I am Allen Smith. If you'd like more information on this topic or any other gardening topic just, check out my website pallensmith.com.

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