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Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 22, 2011

Benefits of Lemon Eucalyptus~

I don't know about you, but I do not like bugs much. We are entering into bug season. The love bugs are furiously mating and performing their death-dance on our windshields and the no-see-ums, and mosquitoes are not far behind. Did you know that it is the female no-see-um that bite and suck our blood? They need our blood for the needed protein to reproduce. I bet now that you know that juicy tibit you won't mind them so much -- not!

The products we have to kill (that sounds so violent) -- eliminate these little "buggers" -- often have the ingredient DEET. We all know DEET is not good for us!

An alternative is lemon eucalyptus. The oil of lemon eucalyptus is a plant-based repellent that has proven to be as effective as repellents with low concentrations of DEET.

If that is not incentive enough for you to go on-line and order some lemon eucalyptus oil, it is also great for joint health, as an antiseptic and to calm.

Bugs Be Gone~

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Thanks for your timely advice about bugs...they bug me too!

Glad you posted this advice and keep your screen doors closed...