Citronella essential oil is has a strong, zesty aroma and is renowned for being an effective insect repellent. Try it in a burner outside during the summer.
Its other properties are wide, from its use in soaps and sprays, as an air freshener, and antiseptic, to easing tired muscles, headaches, and infections. It’s good for the digestion, too.
Please be aware that this should not be used if you are pregnant. It may also irritate sensitive skin.