Mosquito repellent candles are gradually attracting the consumers in Europe. Compared to other categories of mosquito repellent products currently available in the market such as mosquito coils and liquids, mosquito repellent candles are mainly used for outdoor purposes such as outdoor camping. Mosquito repellent candles emit less smoke and dirt compared to mosquito coils. The market share of mosquito repellent candles is currently low compared to mosquito coils and liquids. This is attributed to the high price of mosquito repellent candles compared to the other categories of mosquito repellent products. The market share of mosquito repellent candles is expected to witness a significant growth in the coming years.
The application of natural raw materials in mosquito repellent candles such as citronella oil, eucalyptus oil and several others is the main factor fuelling the demand for mosquito repellent candles market in Europe. Among the several raw materials that are used for making mosquito repellent candles, citronella oil is predominantly used for manufacturing process. Citronella is a natural mosquito repellent which is extracted from the stem and leaves of Cymbopogon also known as lemongrass.
The availability of citronella oil is not likely to subside in the future due to the widespread availability of lemongrass. The rising temperature fuelling the incidence of tiger mosquitoes in Europe is another factor that is pushing the demand forward for mosquito repellent candles market in Europe. Mosquito repellent candles are predominantly made from paraffin wax. Paraffin wax when burned produce soot, which when inhaled can cause adverse effects on human health. This factor is inhibiting the growth of mosquito repellent candles market in Europe.
Citronella oil held the largest market share and is expected to remain the market leader throughout the forecast period. France held the largest market share for mosquito repellent candles expanding at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2015 to 2021 followed by Rest of Europe.
Gies-Kerzen GmbH, Diversam Comaral, Yankee Candle Company Biosensory Inc are some of the key players operating in the mosquito repellent candles market in Europe currently.