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It’s been said that essential oils treat everything from sleep deprivation to skin rashes — and while many support the physical and emotional benefits of these natural oils, the properties of several oils have also proven to be an effective insect repellent. With the popularity of essential oils ever increasing, alongside the rising number of mosquitoes and other insects, it’s no wonder people are looking for an all natural alternative to chemically laden repellent products.
Most commercial insect repellents include toxic chemicals, the majority having the colorless, oily liquid of diethyltoluamide, or DEET. Over the years, numerous studies have shown that prolonged, intense exposure to DEET may cause damage to neurons in the brain and lead to various neurological and physical conditions.
The alternative? All natural product offerings made with chemical-free formulas. There are several essential oils that have natural insect repellent properties — lemongrass, lavender, citronella and peppermint are just some of the essential oils used to naturally repel pesky insects. Bug Protector’s active ingredients are made up of four essential oils: lemongrass, geranium, peppermint and cinnamon.
Months of testing our specific combination of these essential oils led to the best end result when formulating our all natural product. Lemongrass oil makes up the majority of the formula and not only acts as a natural bug repellent, but also has numerous health and wellness properties such as improving skin and hair health, reducing stress, relieving headaches, reducing fevers and killing bacteria.
Smaller in concentration but an important part of our formula as well, geranium oil is commonly used as a holistic treatment to improve physical, mental and emotional health. A non-toxic, non-sensitizing oil, geranium is largely considered one of the best oils for skin issues like dermatitis and eczema.
Peppermint oil creates a cooling sensation when applied to the skin and is said to have a calming effect on the body. Need a boost of positivity? This oil’s refreshing aroma provides just the thing. Topping off the formula is cinnamon oil, which has been used as a tonic, digestive aid and more for centuries. It also helps decrease inflammation, fight viruses, relieve depression and stimulate the immune system.
Tested by a third party, the Bug Protector line of products is an effective repellent option for families and pets. It works, smells great and is a reliable blend of essential oils that you can feel good about using.
This summer, enjoy the outdoors and with an all natural insect repellent that’s both good for your well-being and minimizes those unwanted insect bites.