PDA

View Full Version : Geraniol



Zero Day
2004-01-29, 10:49
Here is a product to check out www.BugBand.net. I haven't tried this but it is supposed to be a non-DEET alternative.

BTW Geraniol: NOUN: A fragrant, pale yellow liquid alcohol, C9H17COH, derived chiefly from the oils of geranium and citronella and used in cosmetics and flavorings.

blackdog
2004-01-29, 16:28
Geraniol is also used in the "the Fragrance mix" to screen for fragrance allergies. :(

more info:
http://www.dermnetnz.org/dna.acd/fragrance.html

Btw, it works (as a repellant) by blocking the insect's moisture receptors and/or by fooling its sense of scents (smells?).