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Australian Blue Oil Blend As An Insect Repellent

Author: Carol F.
Date: 06-29-2004
Views: 7,403
Word Count: 294
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 187-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I played in a string quartet at an outdoor wedding where there were many very large flies bothering everyone, including the bridal party during the ceremony. I had put the Australian Blue oil blend on as a perfume that day and did not have any flies bothering me. I told this to one of my down line who used Australian Blue when out in the woods and she found that it kept the mosquitoes off.

I've started putting 2 drops on the dogs each day to see if it would get rid of fleas but it was too early to tell if was working. (They get to spend part of each day running around in 3 acres with poultry, llamas and goats.)

I recently used it again at another outdoor wedding. There were a LOT of flies. I had put 2-3 drops of Australian Blue on my neck and behind my ears before leaving home. Even though it was warm (Central Valley of California), I wore a long sleeved blouse to minimize bare skin. I was outdoors from 5:15 pm until after 8:30 pm.

Another quartet member had a low backed top and stated several times that the flies were all over her back and arms. Another member with bare arms was being bothered a lot. I had one fly land on my hand twice.

So when I had a break, I put a drop of Australian Blue on the top of my hand and never had another fly land on me. When seeing me put on that drop, the member with bare arms wanted to know what I was doing. When I offered her some, she accepted readily and after putting a scant one drop on each arm, never had another fly land on her.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bite, bugs, horseflies, insects, itch, june, mosquito, mosquitos, repellant, sting, summer, yard.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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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