Don’t Bite Me: A Safe Bug Repellent
It is all well and good to want to be a caretaker of the Earth and live in as eco-friendly way as is possible, but who wants to get bit by ticks and mosquitoes, especially these days when both carry disease?
Here’s some good news and a great resource: A New England Journal of Medicine study found this repellent to be as effective as those containing D E E T, yet it is all natural and much safer.
Bite Blocker Insect Repellent is an all natural bug spray that is soy-based with coconut oil, geranium oil, citric acid, lecithin, and soybean oil. It protects for up to 8 hours. Note that geranium oil is also effective against ticks, and soy is considered a very effective repellant.
Here is a very well done article written by the editor of the Seventh Generation newsletter, and I urge you to read it about DEET and alternatives: Bite Me.
By Annie B. Bond