Our brand-new bug repellent is an easy-to-use, roll-on formula made with jojoba oil, neem oil and a blend of proven insect- repelling essential oils, including the newly touted Nootka Tree oil which has a deep, woodsy, cedar smell. Here is a breakdown of our ingredients and their benefits:
Jojoba oil is the carrier-oil base of our repellent. It allows the repellent to glide onto and soak into the skin. Jojoba oil is non-greasy and comes from seeds produced by a shrub-lke bush grown in the southwestern United States, Egypt and Argentina. It is protective, moisturizing and safe for all skin types and is widely used in products for the skin due to its high concentration of vitamin E, omegas 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids.
Neem oil comes from the leaves and bark of an evergreen tree and is a go-to medicinal treatment for skin diseases related to parasites, ringworm, lice, and insect bites. It is also widely used in organic and natural garden pesticides.
Nootkatone is a natural occurring oil found in cedar trees and grapefruit. It is currently used in both the food and perfume industries. The Nootka Tree essential oil that we use is the species cupressus nootkatensis which comes from the Canadian Alaskan yellow cedar tree. Cedar has always been used as an insect repellent- think cedar chests and closets! Nootkatone oil has recently been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency as an effective repellent against ticks and mosquitoes. There is a lot of current research promoting its effectiveness. It has a deep woodsy, citrusy scent.
Rose Geranium essential oil is also a proven tick repellent. We already offer it in its pure, undiluted state in our very successful product TICKED! and have added the same species pelargonium capitatum x radens here to our roll-on repellent.
Lemon eucalyptus essential oil, already widely used as an insect repellent, was also approved by the EPA and the CDC as a effective and natural tick-fighting oil. Many natural insect repellents used lemon eucalyptus oil as an ingredient.
Suggestions for use: our roll-on repellent has a gentle, jojoba oil base. A carrier oil base is necessary to apply the insect-repelling essential oils safely onto the skin. Our repellent is formulated for humans, NOT dogs or cats. Skin Test the repellent for an allergic reaction before using, especially with children. To test, roll on the inside ankle and wait 15 minutes. If any redness or itching occurs, discontinue use.
Ingredients: jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Neem oil (Azadirachta Indica). (Nootka Tree wood essential oil (cupressus nootkatensis), rose geranium essential oil (pelargonium capitatum x radens) & lemon eucalyptus essential oil (eucalyptus citriodora)