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My Fabulous Bug Repellent Recipe


Author: Sheryl H.
Date: 08-09-2011
Views: 5,935
Word Count: 233
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 6192-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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This last weekend, I went camping up in the mountains outside Ouray, Colorado... absolutely gorgeous by the way! Before the trip, people had told me to be sure to take bug spray.

I had heard about the oils being good repellents, so I thought I would try it. I had a small can of OFF, but have tried to avoid using harsh chemical products for quite some time. I took it as a back up in case my concoction didn't work.

I used a 2-3 oz spray bottle and mixed the following:

* 1 Tbsp EVERCLEAR (90 proof pure grain alcohol)

* 25 drops Purification

* 10 drops Idaho Balsam Fir

* 8 drops Thieves

* 7 drops Frankincense

* 5 drops Lavender

* Filled the rest with filtered water.

There were swarms of bugs around us, but they didn't land on us, and pretty soon they started to leave the area, so... not one single bug bite!!

I even sprayed the dog all over, including just on the inside of her ears. I sprayed a bug that was crawling on her (I think it was a tick, but not sure), and watched it squirm and fall to the ground. Fabulous! The dog did not have any problems either.

We had to spray ourselves twice a day, but we were very pleased and pleasantly surprised at how well it actually worked. The best part is knowing that I'm not poisoning myself while repelling insects!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: chiggers, insect, mosquitos, ticks.

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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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