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Lavender Lotion Works As An Insect Repellant


Author: Donna P.
Date: 08-29-2012
Views: 1,405
Word Count: 131
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7740-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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Just this past weekend, we went on a family camping trip. My husband and boys began complaining of being bitten alive by mosquitos. It just so happened that I had my Young Living Lavender Lotion with me that I just had received a couple of days prior.

Thankfully, I was smart enough to bring it along on our trip. I was using it on my face to help me sleep better at night and it certainly helped me to relax my mind.

I remembered someone telling me that mosquitos do not like Lavender so I brought it out and lathered my family with it along with myself. Not one of us complained about mosquitos after that. My husband was really impressed.

The best part, we all smelled really good on that camping trip!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bugs, camp, camper, campers, insects, mosquito, mosquitoes, moth, moths, outdoor, outdoors, repellent, summer.

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