What are the active ingredients in Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles?

Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. Historically, Lemongrass Oil had been used as a preservative to protect the ancient palm-leaf manuscripts found in India. The oil was used at the Oriental Research Institute Mysore, the French Institute of Pondicherry, the Association for the Preservation of the Saint Thomas Christian Heritage in Kerala, and many other manuscript collections in India. In recent years, the oil has been noted as a pesticide.

Spearmint Oil is an aromatic oil extracted from the spearmint plant, known formally as Mentha spicata.  Like other members of the mint family, spearmint has a very distinctive scent and flavor, and it can be used in a number of ways.  Spearmint oil, among other natural ingredients, has been found to fight off and kill many garden invaders.  And now, the EPA and other groups are coming around to using spearmint oil as an insecticide.

Citronella Oil is derived from a grass typically found in some Asian countries and islands as well as in Africa and assorted Latin American and South American countries.  The oil typically comes from two main varieties of citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon winterianus).  The name citronella refers to the strong lemony smell of the plant stem and leaves as well as its extracted oil.  It is most commonly used as an insect repellent in insect sprays and candles.

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