Dr. Bain of Healthy Kids Pediatrics in Frisco Recommends Natural Bug Repellents

Mosquitoes  pose significant health threats.  Besides their itchy bites, insects can transmit terrible pathogens which may lead to Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus. No Mosquitos

Unfortunately, the most common repellents are products that contain DEET which is a powerful and toxic chemical, known to be extremely toxic to the nervous system, causing negative side-effects, including seizures.  And, it can be especially deadly for small children and infants. Skedattle

We asked our Facebook community to recommend natural, Deet-Free insect repellents.

Skeeter Screen Mosquito Repellant. Based out of Garland, TX. This DEET FREE Scents of Nature® formulation is derived from natural essential oils. It is safe for pets and the entire family with a pleasant floral scent people like and biting insects hate.

Skedattle All Natural Biodegradable Mosquito Repellant-SKED-8 - Makes use of four ingredients that send mosquitoes and other bugs packing. These include peppermint oil, lemon grass oil, vanilla oil, and citronella oil.

Amrita's Bugs be Goneand Bugs be Gone for Kids -They both effectively repel mosquitoes, ants, fleas, chiggers, ticks, gnats and other insects. All contain the essential oil Eucalyptus Citriodora (oil of Lemon Eucalyptus).D T_Terra Shield

TerraShield essential oil blend by DoTerra. A proprietary blend of 15 Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils, that have been scientifically shown to repel insects more effectively than other - synthetic - insect repellents. 

Purification essential oil from Young Living. It is a MUST have essential oil. Purification contPurificationains citronella, rosemary, lemongrass, melaleuca alternifolia, lavandin and myrtle. It is not only a great insect repellent, but it is also the essential oil of choice if you happen to get bit by an insect. It helps to cleanse and disinfect the area as well as neutralize the poison.

Written by Lori at 00:00

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