From manufacturers and brand owners to formulators and agents, we work with a range of organisations and individuals with varying support requirements.

For over 25 years, Citrefine has been helping companies in 5 continents make effective insect repellent products with Citriodiol®, our sustainable Active Ingredient, made from Eucalyptus citriodora oil. This means that families across the world can be protected at home, enjoy their travels, and lead happier, healthier lives.

With our experienced regulatory, technical and marketing support, customers can implement smooth, swift launches of their own repellent products!

To allow us to understand your specific requirements and provide tailored case studies demonstrating how we can assist, please contact us using enquiry forms on this website.


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Raw material sourcing

Sustainability, reliability and efficacy are essential considerations when sourcing natural raw substances Jacqueline Watson, Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd. The demand for naturally-sourced alternatives to synthetic insect repellents is at an all time high. The desire to “buy natural” is now a major factor for consumers when buying insect repellent. This, coupled with the fact […]

Navigating BREXIT

Honest, transparent customer communication was key to our smooth transition through Brexit Jacqueline Watson, Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd Following announcement of the results of the European Union (EU) Referendum back in 2016, it was hard to imagine that it would take five years for Brexit to become a reality. And, while the years of […]

From seedling to Citriodiol®

From seedling to Citriodiol® Jacqueline Watson, Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd Deforestation has resulted in soil erosion across Malawi and topsoil has been washed away into lake Malawi over the years, draining the quality of the soil and having a negative impact on agriculture and crop yields. Malawians live a hand-to-mouth way of life which […]

Launching products globally

How Citrefine supports its customers to launch new products around the globe Jacqueline Watson, Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd Citrefine is based in the UK, but our active ingredient for insect repellents has a truly global reach. We export to five different continents; 90% of our customers are based outside of the UK and we […]

Our global regulatory team

Inside Citrefine’s global regulatory team Jacqueline Watson, Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd. Insect repellents, and the active ingredients within them, are regulated to ensure that they are safe for both people and the environment, and that the claims made on product labels do not mislead the consumer. While these regulations are important for the ethical […]

USDA Certified BioPreferred® Status

How Citrefine’s USDA Certified BioPreferred® status benefits customers and the consumer Alicia Werner, Senior North American Regulatory Manager, and Sam Birt, European Regulatory Manager, Citrefine With demand for natural products at an all-time high, it is more important than ever for companies to clearly demonstrate evidence that their products and processes are environmentally-friendly so consumers […]

The benefits of repelling

The benefits of repelling rather than killing insects Olivia Kolasinski, Sustainability Communications Intern, Citrefine International Ltd As the days get longer and the weather warms up, many of us venture out from our homes to enjoy the outdoors, flocking to beaches, parks or even mountain trails to spend time with friends and family, especially now […]