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Area of Technology:Herbal / Home/ Personal / Hygiene Care

Title of the Innovation: Herbal Mosquito Repellent Candle

Brief About Innovation

Mosquito repellents currently used for domestic purposes are mainly synthetic products with high mammalian toxicity. They are mostly synthetic pyrethroids which are less harmful than general insecticides but still are not totally safe for prolonged use.  Therefore, efforts have been made to prepare safer mosquito repellent in different forms. Wax candle is commonly used by rural people as alternate light sources. The candle has already an established market. Therefore, attempt is made to prepare wax candle having mosquito repellent properties. Easily available non-toxic herbal sources are used as ingredients of mosquito repellent. On burning, the candle emits pleasant fragrance along with the light and the fragrance keep mosquito out from the room. So the new candle will give light along with pleasant fragrance and mosquito repellent properties. It was found that the candle could provide considerable protection from mosquitoes. 

Salient Technical Features

•    This is an economic, eco-friendly and cheaper technology for managing mosquito population in household condition.
•    The pleasant smells generated by the candle also elicit a sense of well being for the users.
•    This is a three in one candle as it provides light, repels mosquitoes and emits pleasant fragrance.