essentials Repels Mosquitoes

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Body Balance | No Comments

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Mosquitoes are in the news… Zeka virus, West Nile, etc.

The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) recommends the “Three Ds” of protection:
Drain – Mosquitoes require water in which to breed, so carefully drain any and all sources of standing water around your house and yard, including pet bowls, gutters, garbage and recycling bins, spare tires, bird baths, etc.
Dress – Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing—studies have shown that mosquitos are attracted to dark clothing and can bite through tight clothing of a tight weave
Defend – use insect repellents.

Defend – that’s where essential oils come in. Essential oils are the aromatic compounds found in the seeds, stem, flowers, and sometimes rinds of plants. Often called the “life blood” of the plant, they help protect from predators, illness, and aid in its general health and reproduction process. In the right combination they are effective in repelling mosquitoes. Research conducted at Iowa State University found Catnip essential oil to be 10 times more effective than DEET.

My Body Balance essentials Bug Repel combines the essential oils of Catnip, plus Lemongrass, Peppermint, Thyme, Lavender and Geranium, which repel mosquitoes, other biting insects and ticks. This all natural repellant is a safe and effective alternative to conventional brands that contain many harmful chemicals.

To learn more about Body Balance essentials Bug Repel, visit my website.

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