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Don’t Bite Me: A Safe Bug Repellent

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.

Bite Blocker Insect Repellent

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.

Read more: Nature, Natural Pest Control

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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10:11AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

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5:17AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Donate for the mosquito stricken child..

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11:33AM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

I think I'll pass unless the soy ingredients are certified not to be GM.

8:09PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Thanks, very interesting information.

5:06AM PDT on Apr 5, 2011

the TV said catnip works as something insects hate.
and if soy keeps ticks away, I should cover the cat in soy?

2:49AM PDT on Apr 3, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:48AM PST on Feb 5, 2011

Thanks for the info.

1:05AM PDT on Aug 13, 2010

thankyou

2:57PM PDT on Aug 8, 2010

thks but have heard that garlic caps or raw is guud too. Plus antihistamine for 2 weeks if u r going abroad.

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