Summer is here 🙂 Mozzies too 🙁

This week while we were at the Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market for the Christmas Extravaganza many people asked whether we had natural mosquito-repelling candles that would give an amazing scent while keeping away the mozzies. Yes, we do! And they are all ORGANIC !!!

Well, summer is here and no matter how alert you are, you’re going to get chomped by a bug or two. We’re all too familiar with the common mosquito and bug repellents on the market. While they might help in keeping bugs at bay the bad news is that most of those repellents contain chemicals that are toxic to you and your children and are known to be linked with skin irritation, respiratory effects and rashes. The good news is: Mon Essentiel has a natural and organic scented candle that not only gives off an amazing citrusy scent but it also helps in keeping those unwanted bugs away.

“Mon Essentiel INVIGORATE Soy Candle” contains an exquisite blend of refreshing Lemongrass and citrus Bergamot essential oils that gives energy, strength, a sense of freshness and drives away those horrible mozzies. Let’s discover these 2 magical oils and see how they can help us this summer.

Lemongrass as a mosquito repellent

Scientifically known as Cymbopogon citratus, lemongrass is an herb with an authentic taste and smell and it is often added to beverages and dishes. Being so yummy, you’d think that bugs would be attracted to its aroma but on the contrary, lemongrass oil (extracted from the leaves of the lemongrass plant) is a natural and safe insect repellent. In addition, its strong earthy, fresh and lemony smell leaves your room smelling divine.

Bergamot as a mosquito repellent

More than just offering an exquisite spicy citrusy flavor, bergamot oil is bursting with a powerhouse of benefits. Made from the hand- or cold-pressed rind of a nearly ripe fruit of the bergamot tree, Bergamot oil is a natural mosquito repellent. Added to lemongrass, it gives an extra muscle to that perfect natural insect repellent blend.

How “Mon Essentiel Invigorate Soy Candle” repels mosquitoes?

Burning a “M.E Invigorate” candle works in the same way as a mosquito repellent applied to the skin in the form of a spray or lotion. While our candle burns, lemongrass and bergamot oils evaporate from the candle and is released into the air making it hard for the mozzies to detect our natural body scent and so we become ‘less visible’ to the them. Our candles would not kill mosquitoes but repel them for a certain time while the candle is burning and releasing mosquito-repelling substances in the air.

Our candle can also be used as a nourishing body massage oil, binding the scent to the skin and repelling the mozzies. (Make sure that you are not allergic to any of the components.)

If the bugs happen to make a meal out of you on those long summer days, we have the an organic solution that you might enjoy in the “Mon Essentiel Invigorate Soy Candle”.