Citronella oil is extracted from a resilient grass (Cymbopogon nardus) native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Nonetheless, most people will associate it with its insecticide properties. Citronella oil repels insects rather than kills them by masking scents that are attractive to them.
Lemongrass is extracted from the leaves of the lemongrass plant (Cymbopogon flexuosus) and the powerful, citrus scent can deter mosquitos and bugs
Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the eucalyptus plant, which originates from tropical northeastern Australia. The strong smelling oil along with its antiseptic properties, make it a useful additive to our Away Bugs ointment
Neem oil is taken from the pressed seed kernels of the Neem tree, which originated in India. Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) translates into: “The Free Tree Of India” and has been used traditionally for many centuries. In India it is known as “the village pharmacy”. It is used to deter all sorts of insects, mosquitos, bugs, fleas and mites.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. It’s healing, soothing, antiseptic and analgesic properties make it the first choice for minor burns and wounds, itchy bites and aggravated skin conditions.
Beeswax is used in our Away Bugs ointment for its protective, soothing and anti-itch properties, as well as for making the ointment thicker
Organic Olive oil
Olive oil is chosen as a carrier oil for our Away Bugs for its hypo allergenic and moisturising properties.