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Fourth Of July Camping Without Chiggers & Spiders

Author: Linda L.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 07-18-2006
Views: 6,877
Word Count: 156
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1595-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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And you thought it was just a song.... but my kids won't go camping without it.

The kids were going camping over the Fourth of July weekend with family and friends. My youngest daughter wanted something to make her sleeping bag user friendly all weekend.

So I blended witch hazel with whatever leftover dabs I had in my essential oil bottles of Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme. Then I poured this mixture to several small spray bottles. Each child got a bottle to apply to their shorts, shirts, sleeping bags, towels, and the interior of their tent.

The result was a very hot but fun holiday with no chiggers, no spiders in the tents, and fewer mosquitoes over all. The sleeping bags even smelled better upon return than when they left.

My daughter plans to use the spray in her gym locker upon returning to school. The simplest things appear to work best.

Happy trails to the rest of you oilers.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: camp, camper, campers, chigger, mosquito, mosquitos, outdoor, outdoors, outside, repellant, repellent, spider, summer, summertime, yard.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: ticks-/-chiggers,bugs-/-insects,bug-repellent-/-deterrent,bite-/-sting — "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
2.Associated topics: bite-/-sting — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link

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