Citronella oil is one of the important essential oils obtained from different species of Cymbopogon. The oil is used extensively as a source of important perfumery chemicals like citronellal, citronellol and geraniol, which find extensive use in soap, perfumery, cosmetic and flavouring industries throughout the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Citronella oil"
DEET ( CAS# 134-62-3) is an insect-repellent chemical (Chemical name: N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide or N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide or Benzamide, N,N-diethyl-3-methyl-). It is intended to be applied to the skin or to clothing, and is primarily used to protect against insect bites. In particular, DEET protects against tick bites (which transmit Lyme disease) and mosquito bites (which transmit dengue fever, West Nile fever and malaria). ...more on Wikipedia about "DEET"
Icaridin is an insect repellent owned and manufactured by Lanxess AG, with the formula C12H23NO3, CAS number: 119515-38-7. It has a broad efficacy against several different insects and is almost colorless and odorless. This active ingrediant is marketed as Bayrepel© , KBR 3023 or Picaridin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Icaridin"
An insect repellent is a substance applied to skin, clothing, or other surfaces which discourage insects (and arthropods in general) from landing or climbing on that surface. ...more on Wikipedia about "Insect repellent"
Mothballs are small balls of chemical pesticide and deodorant used when storing clothing and other articles susceptible to damage from mold or moth larvae. They come in two different formulations, one using naphthalene and the other using 1,4-dichlorobenzene as the active ingredient. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mothball"
Patchouli (also patchouly or pachouli) is both a plant and an essential oil (patchouli oil) obtained from the leaves of that plant. The scent of patchouli is heavy and strong, and some people find it offensive. It has been used for centuries in perfumes, and is grown in the East and West Indies. The word derives from the Tamil patchai (green), ellai (leaf). ...more on Wikipedia about "Patchouli"
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