Don't Bug Me! Insect Repellent Spray
We make our "Don't Bug Me!" insect repellent spay with a blend of the most powerful bug repellent essential oils. This helps to keep those pesky bugs at bay while you are enjoying the great outdoors! Spray directly onto skin or clothing before heading outside. We recommend using this product in conjunction with our all-natural "Don't Bug Me! soap (order here www.naturesbathbody.com). The soap helps to cleanse the skin from bacteria, perfumes, etc. that attract bugs to us.
Here at Natures Bath & Body, we wanted to bring an all-natural alternative that was safer to use than what you get in the stores. A lot of store repellents are loaded with harmful chemicals that you do not want to put on your skin. These chemicals can impair cell function or kill healthy cells. That is why we created an alternative to what you find in the store.
CDC Confirms Lemon Eucalyptus As Effective as Toxic DEET For Repelling BugsDEET, while amazingly effective at warding off mosquitoes, comes with it's own dangers.
It’s a neurotoxin. Found in most conventional, over-the-counter insect repellents, it can enter your bloodstream if it comes into contact with your skin. Children with DEET Toxicity have reported lethargy, headaches, tremors, involuntary movements, seizures, and convulsions.
It is, then, a refreshing admittance that lemon eucalyptus oil is as effective as this toxin in repelling mosquitoes.
“Oil of lemon eucalyptus [active ingredient: p-menthane 3,8-diol (PMD)], a plant- based repellent, is also registered with EPA. In two recent scientific publications, when oil of lemon eucalyptus was tested against mosquitoes found in the US it provided protection similar to repellents with low concentrations of DEET,” according to the article on Mattermore.
Finding natural solutions and substitutions for heavy chemicals and toxins is extremely important and being able to research them on the internet has allowed us to swiftly rectify any time this is the case. Businesses and organizations have begun selling lemon eucalyptus oil repellents and the non-toxic movement has taken off.
Here are Natures Bath & Body, we are happy to tell you that Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil is one of the Main Oils in our Repellent blend, and it just plain works!!!
Smart Choices: The Benefits of Using Natural Insect Repellent
Many Americans slather themselves in a synthetic chemical cocktail in efforts to keep biting, stinging nasties at bay. But there are plenty of reasons to stay away from traditional insect repellents and use more natural deterrents. Read on to discover some of the benefits of natural insect repellents.
They Don't Contain Dangerous DEET
N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, commonly known as DEET, is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents because it helps provide protection against a range of insects, including mosquitoes, fleas, leeches, and ticks. However, studies show that DEET can affect the body's central nervous system. There are also fears that it may interact with other repellent chemicals and become even more toxic.
Because of the health concerns, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends only using repellents with a minimal amount of DEET on children, and never using repellents containing DEET on infants less than two months of age. If DEET carries a risk for children, surely the safest option for all of us is to choose insect repellents without DEET.
Many Natural Insect Repellents Work Better
Of course there's no point choosing our All-Natural repellent if it doesn't do the job. However, studies have shown that many natural insect repellents are equally or more effective than DEET-repellents. Repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus have been proven to deter mosquitoes better than DEET-based products. They can also effectively ward off ticks. Stop the press...that is our main ingredient in our repellent folks!!!
Natural Insect Repellents are Kind on Sensitive Skin
Most insect repellents contain petroleum, parabens, phthalates, and other synthetic chemicals which can irritate people with allergies or sensitive skin. Our All Natural repellent is free from these chemical nasties, so people who break out on exposure to most commercial products can enjoy the benefits without any negative side effects.
Natural Insect Repellents Smell Better
The synthetic mix of chemicals used to create many commercial insect repellents smells downright disgusting. The unpleasant odor can certainly put a sour note on your cookout or camping trip. In contrast, our natural repellent is made from botanical essential oils like basil oil, citronella oil, lemongrass oil, lavender oil, and patchouli oil, which smell wonderful. Their alluring fragrances make using natural insect repellents so much nicer.
Natural Insect Repellents Are Good for the Body
The essential oils used in natural insect repellents don't just smell good. Many have been proven to have other body benefits. For example, lemongrass oil is a natural energizer which can improve concentration and relax the muscles when applied topically.
With a host of great benefits, consider choosing Natures Bath & Body all natural insect repellent rather than a synthetic chemical cocktail to keep bugs at bay.
Net wt. 4 ounces
Directions for use: Shake well before each use. Spray directly on entire area of skin to be protected. Reapply as needed. For sensitive skin, apply a small amount of the product to test before full use.
Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Grapeseed Oil + Essential Oils (Eucalyptus Lemon, Basil, Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavender, and Patchouli).
For external use only. Consult your health care professional before using on children under 3 years of age. Please keep out of reach of children. Keep out of eyes and keep off broken or unhealthy skin. Adult supervision is recommended when using this product on children. Stop using if irritation occurs. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Not tested on animals.