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Deter Chigger Bites With Peppermint Oil


Author: Kim M A.
Date: 08-04-2004
Views: 9,049
Word Count: 164
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 258-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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Make sure you are totally oiled with Peppermint oil & extra virgin olive oil
before going into tall field grass outings. Make sure you have Melaleuca oil
on hand also, just in case any make it through the not covered in Peppermint oil areas. I had sandals on when I went into the field of grass, others with us had boots on & no Peppermint oil !
Just a little about Chiggers here:
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2100.html
Another good article, I like the red chigger picture, LOL, mean critters:
http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/nathis/arthopo/chiggers/
I am living proof chigger bites DO NOT itch when you apply Melaleuca oil on them! And you are safe wearing sandals with Peppermint oil. Folks with boots & no Peppermint oil are in for a meetin' with chiggers! I got into the shower & washed off with a wash rag after going out in the field that day. And then put new Peppermint, Melaleuca & olive oil on, no Itching! I won and the chiggers lost!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
2.Associated topics: bug-/-insect-/-deterrent-/-repellant,bug-/-insect-/-bite-/-sting,insects — "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
3.Associated topics: bug-/-insect-/-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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