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Eliminate Dust Mites & Bed Bugs With Lemongrass


Author: Monica P.
Date: 10-02-2005
Views: 14,085
Word Count: 79
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Testimonial ID: 1000-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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Put a couple of drops of Lemongrass oil in a spray bottle with some water and spray rooms, sheets and blankets between changes (remembering to shake bottle often).

This helps with dust mites or bed bugs they say are there but you cannot see. It feels great. I also spray sofa cushions, area rugs, etc.

Now, I don't think I have bed bugs but it sounded like a great way to freshen up linens.

I've tried it and it does smell wonderful!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mites — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
2.Associated topics: mites — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link
3.Associated topics: mites,bugs-/-insects,bug-repellent-/-deterrent — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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