Citronella has many benefits, although it is commonly used to repel nasty insects such as mosquitos without the harsh chemicals of common insecticides. Citronella is also a fresh, clean alternative to other soaps and cleansers and keeps the coat clean and bright. Citronella-based washes keep the coat soft and clean without the need for rinsing. This allows this wash to be quick, convenient and portable. The citronella-based wash can be diluted in warm or cool water as a refreshing rinse after work or on a hot summer day. Citronella is soothing and gentle and can relax the horse post workout. By washing your horse with citronella-based products, the natural oils are maintained and the coat is stimulated and encouraged to heal with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Citronella is a safe, fresh-smelling alternative to other washes and rinses.