Citronella Oil Fuel - Outdoor Lamp Oil
Citronella Oil Fuel: Our
Copper Tiki Torches and
Outdoor Oil Lamps work with paraffin or
citronella oil as fuel. Oil of Citronella is a volatile, liquid oil derived from
dried cultivated grasses. Citronella oil has been used for over 50 years as an
insect repellent and as an animal repellent. It works by repelling various
insects, such as mosquitoes, biting flies and fleas without harming or killing
them. Citronella is known for its natural antiseptic qualities and its
distinctive lemon scent. Our finest quality outdoor lamp oil is clean burning
100% liquid paraffin fuel with citronella.|
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Citronella oil is one of the essential oils obtained from the leaves and
stems of different species of Cymbopogon. The oil is used extensively as a
source of perfumery chemicals such as citronellal, citronellol and geraniol.
These chemicals find extensive use in soap, perfumery, cosmetic and flavoring
industries throughout the world.|
is also a renowned plant-based insect repellent, and has been
registered for this use in the United States since 1948. The United States
Environmental Protection Agency considers oil of citronella as a biopesticide
with a non-toxic mode of action. Research also shows that citronella oil has
strong antifungal properties, and is effective in calming barking dogs.
At present, the main producers of citronella oil are China and Indonesia -
producing 40% of the world's supply. The oil is also produced in Taiwan,
Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Sri Lanka, India, Argentina, Ecuador, Jamaica,
Madagascar, Mexico, and South Africa.
Use as an insect repellent: Citronella oil is popular as a 'natural' insect
repellent. Its mosquito repellent qualities have been verified by research,
including effectiveness in repelling Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito). To
be continually effective most citronella repellent formulas need to be reapplied
to the skin every 30-60 minutes.
Research also indicates that citronella oil is an effective repellent for body
louse and head louse.
Safety as repellent Citronella may irritate skin and cause dermatitis in certain
individuals. It should not be used on the skin of young children (under 3 years