Do Citronella Candles Keep Mosquitoes Away?
Citronella is touted as an effective mosquito repellent in stores and online. Citronella oil has been made into sprays, candles, and lotions, but does it actually help to keep mosquitoes away?
If you light a citronella candle outside this summer, the burning oil may help to repel mosquitoes and other pests. However, the effects won’t last for long. Some research has actually shown that citronella candles might only be effective for up to two hours.