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The Science of Mosquitos and Repellents

Posted by Monika Meulman on

The Science of Mosquitos and Repellents

As the weather gets nicer and summer is all around us, it seems all we want to do is spend time in the great outdoors! But with that beautiful weather comes the seemingly unavoidable pests and mosquitos. Many people don’t realize that mosquitos pollinate blueberries… so, they are quite the necessary evil you might say! But just because the blueberries need them near, doesn’t mean we do, right?⠀⠀⠀⠀Did you know that some essential oils are natural pest repellants? Lemongrass, Lavender, and Eucalyptus essential oils, among others, deter insects naturally! These essential oils are overlooked next to the infamous Citronella, but often...

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Bug Off Woods & Camp Spray

Posted by Janelle Carriere on

Bug Off Woods & Camp Spray

What really keeps the mosquitos away? When people think insect repelling natural essential oils, most often Citronella is the first thing that comes to mind. Citronella is the big go-to of essential oils and candles for everything insect repellant, it gets put into everything but it’s not actually the strongest. At best, it’s on par with the same strength as regular eucalyptus and lavender essential oils for keeping bugs away. Research has shown that the strongest bug and mosquito repelling natural essential oil is actually Lemon Eucalyptus! Learn more about the properties of Lemon Eucalyptus from www.aromaweb.com Lemon Eucalyptus is...

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