When planning a new product, I always do a lot of research with scents and what they are good for and how they can help. I am so glad I did this one. With summer coming (hopefully), I was looking to make some Citronella wax melts. Being a new fur baby mum myself ,I wanted to make sure that Citronella was ok for animals and this is what I found.
Citronella candles and oils are a popular mosquito repellent, but the citronella plant is toxic to pets. Use caution when using citronella products around your pet, and make sure they don't have access to any citronella plants in your garden.
Does the smell of citronella bother dogs?
Simply breathing in a citronella candle or wax melts fumes can be harmful to your dog, especially if your pup has asthma or any other breathing issues. "It is best to keep your pet away from citronella candles / wax melt’s
Citronella Dangers for Dogs If a dog ingests citronella, stomach irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, and neurological abnormalities may occur. Sprays and oils can cause skin irritation if they touch your pet's skin or paws for an extended period of time, and they may cause eye irritation if contact occurs.
What insect repellent is safe around dogs?
It's imperative to only use insect repellents which have been formulated specifically for animals.
So I am sorry but no Citronella wax melts from me.