TWIN LAKES, Wis., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Citronella Candles, the most popular outdoor mosquito repellent, has been rendered obsolete by a new natural outdoor repellent, Citronella Outdoor Sticks™. Recent scientific testing has shown that Citronella Outdoor Sticks™ are 10x more effective in repelling mosquitoes than citronella candles. Compared to Citronella Outdoor Sticks™ citronella candles are virtually useless. Obsolete.
Lotus Brands, Inc. of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, the distributor, is ramping up sales for the third season and now releases the conclusions of scientific testing which proves it is the most effective natural Mosquito outdoor repellent ever tested. Widely published biological researcher, Jonathan Matias, Director at Poseidon Sciences designed and ran the testing.
The product is Citronella Outdoor Sticks™, a smoking mosquito repellent made with six different essential oils including citronella. Adding five other plant oils to citronella seems to supercharge the repellent effect. These five oils are thyme, rosemary, lemongrass, geranium and geraniol. They were chosen because of their effectiveness as repellents in the scientific literature. Synergistically they create the magnified repellent action of Citronella Outdoor Sticks™ over citronella fragrance alone.
This new formulation was tested against the standard formula 3% citronella candle. Citronella Outdoor Sticks™ was 1000% more effective than citronella candles at repelling mosquitoes. In other words, 10x more effective on average. The choice is more than obvious. With the growing public awareness of the nuisance of mosquitoes, it is essential.
Repelling mosquitoes in 3 dimensional space has always been a challenge. Citronella Outdoor Sticks™ solves that problem and they work far better than traditional citronella candles for outdoor activities like picnics, parties and camping.
Citronella Outdoor Sticks™ burn for approximately one hour once lit. A package has ten sticks and is economically priced at about the cost of most citronella candles. Several sticks can be placed around an outdoor area to increase outdoor enjoyment. They are great for decks and patios, and have a fragrance that is reminiscent of waking up in a citrus grove.
Citronella Outdoor Sticks™ are sold in the mass market by selected Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.
This all-natural product can be found in many health food stores, and in leading health chains such as Sprouts, NRG, and selected Whole Foods stores. This product was developed in Florida by Gainesville residents and aroma researchers Michael Rose, MA and Thomas Korula, MS, MBA.
Retailers who wish to carry the product can contact Lotus Brands, the master distributor.
Shanta Krinsky, PR Director
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SOURCE Lotus Brands, Inc.