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Zombie Insect Repellant Formula Works!


Author: Tony & Sue v.
Skill: Esthetician
Date: 07-29-2011
Views: 2,339
Word Count: 174
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6162-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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We have a cabin in a very remote area in northwestern Quebec, in the heart of insect territory. It's so bad that some family members can't go there because they react strongly to insect bites.

Since DEET-based repellents are highly toxic, we experimented with essential oils and the best result we've found is to squirt a bit of V-6 Vegetable Complex into the palm of your hand, add a couple of drops of Purification oil, then rub it onto all exposed skin. It lasts a long time, does not come off when swimming, and smells great! It does not leave any oily or greasy feel, as the V-6 soaks into the skin quickly.

What also works (but doesn't last as long) is to half-fill a 500 ml fine-mist spray bottle with water and add 20 drops of Purification, 10 drops Lemongrass and 10 drops Peppermint, then mist it onto exposed skin.

Even though it only lasts about an hour or less and is not as water/swimming resistant, the periodic misting nicely cools you off on hot days!


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Supporting Scientific Study
insect-deterrent,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

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