Nootkatone is functional as an effective repellent as well as insecticide that keeps mosquitoes, bed bugs and head lice at bay. It can control the spread of insects. This is an environmentally friendly insecticide as well as a volatile essential oil which can survive in most of the environment. Nootkatone is really very effective against ticks. This non-greasy oil dries too quickly. It is provided with a pleasant as well as citrus-y grapefruit fragrance. Insect repelling properties of the oil make it a unique one.