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Mosquitoes Repelled In The Middle Of The Woods


Author: Christina M.
Skill: Doula
Date: 07-05-2014
Views: 3,446
Word Count: 151
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9863-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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My cousin has a beautiful log cabin literally out in the back country. Every time I get bitten by a mosquito out there, not only does it itch like crazy, but it swells and looks absolutely terrible.

While there one night, at dusk, I put Lemongrass essential oil on my ankles, behind my knees, on my wrists, in the crease of my elbows and on the back of my neck. I also rubbed over the large areas of my skin a homemade bug repellent gel that I had made with aloe vera gel, the Purification and Thieves oil blends, Lemongrass, Peppermint and Melaleuca essential oils.

I sat there and watched mosquitoes fly all around me and not a single one landed on me! I have repeated this regimen several times, not only on myself, but on my children, father and a couple of aunts as well. And they all get the same results!


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Supporting Scientific Study
insect-deterrent - "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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