Now Available in our Salve Stick!!!
Ingredient list: Olive Oil, Beeswax, Essential Oil Blend (Geranium, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lavender, Tea Tree)
Use: Apply a small amount to your arms and legs to repel insects. Can be left open on a table and repels insects up to 3 feet away. If used as an open container, every week rub off the top layer to expose more essential oils
Our bug repellent smells amazing! All you need is a little swipe on your neck, wrists, and ankles and you are good for 1.5 to 2 hours. You can also choose to leave the container sitting open next to you and it is good for about a 3-foot radius from the container. This was originally tested in the woods of Pennsylvania and helps to repel flies, gnats, no-see-ums, mosquitos, and even fruit flies in your kitchen.
I used this repellent last summer in the rainforests of Ecuador without any troubles. One day I forgot to put the repellent on my right foot and I got bites there so I quickly learned my lesson. My friend who was traveling with me took my repellent when she left for Peru because the deet repellent she brought just wasn’t working. -Jillian
Geranium essential oil has been looked at for the synergism between the various components, shown effective as an insecticide against the domestic house fly (Gallardo 2015).
Geranium, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, and tea tree,applied to cattle repelled flies more than carrier oil alone for 1.5 to 4 hours after application. All essential oils repelled more than 75% of flies in the 6 to 8 hour period after application with geranium, lemongrass, and peppermint even longer (Lachance 2014).
Individual compounds of grapefruit essential oil were effective in a dose dependent manor on killing Ades aegypti, the common yellow fever and malaria carrying mosquito with a lethal concentration (50) at 180 ppm for 2nd instars and 210 ppm for 4th instars (Ivoke 2013).
’Black-legged tick nymphs exhibited dosage-dependent mortality when exposed to cedrol’ in cedarwood essential oil (Eller 2014).
Lemongrass essential oil showed a lethal concentration against gall midges at 0.55 to 0.60mg/cm3. Peppermint, eucalyptus, cedarwood, lavender showed lethal concentrations between 0.61 and 0.99mg/cm3 (Kim 2012).
While we do not claim our products will heal certain conditions we do make sure that all of the herbs we include in our products are throughly researched at supporting your physical wellness.