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Repel Flies, Ticks & Mosquitoes


Author: Carol U.
Date: 04-09-2012
Views: 7,782
Word Count: 94
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 7048-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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This is supposed to be a bad year for bugs, ticks, etc. I wanted to share with everyone that I never leave home without my oils bug repellent in my purse. I have not used chemical bug repellents in the two years since I found oils.

Here is the recipe:

* Fill a 2 oz spray bottle with water

* Add 20 drops of the Purification oil blend

That's it!! Take it on picnics, to sporting events or on your back patio.

I spray it numerous times throughout the day when outside AND it smells great too!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bite, bites, chiggers, gnats, hornets, insects, irritation, itch, lyme, mosquitos, outdoors, parasites, pest, pests, rash, skin, wasps, yellow jackets.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: insect-deterrent,insect-bite — "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: insect-bite — "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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