Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mosquito's can be combated naturally with essential oils!

Today I'd like to share an article that explains the reason why I choose to use Vanilla extract (100% pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract) in my No Nuisance Outdoor Body spray as well as a well sourced combination of know insect repellent essential oils instead of just one of two! This is an excerpt hitting the important points.
Citronella Essential Oil: Has been registered for use as a plant-based insect repellent since 1948.
Citronella appears to be the least effective oil when applied by itself with no other ingredients. A study by the University of North Carolina found that citronella insect repellent products provided only 19 minutes of protection after application. However, adding vanillin and/or soybean oil as well as other essential oil repellents to citronella is likely to prolong protection time compared with citronella oil alone. In Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes, a combination of citronella oil and vanillin demonstrated a comparable protection time against DEET. Adapted fom Source Homemadehints.com
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3 comments:

Romilda Gareth said...

Thanks

Jane Smith said...

Thanks for this informative post. We're doing DIY natural insect repellants and they're just awesome. Like you said, we also use other essential oils to add to the ctironella. My favorites are lavender and T3 oil. They make a powerful mix that's great smelling, yet deadly to mosquitoes. I even spray some to my dog's coat when we go camping to protect her from these pests. There are a lot of great sites to learn about natural insect repellants, one of which is this http://myoutdoorslife.com/diy/make-homemade-insect-repellant.html

Jake Ng said...

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