What Makes a Good Insect Repellent

Nothing ruins a good day in the sun like spots of annoyingly itchy mosquito bites!

What Makes a Good Insect Repellent

On a serious note though, with the Zika virus causing worldwide concern and the Dengue fever still one of the leading causes of serious illness and death in the country, the need for protection and prevention cannot be stressed enough. Among other ways and efforts of prevention, the simplest that you can do for your loved ones and yourself is to come equipped with an insect repellent.

Now before you march into the nearest store and take whatever grabs your attention, know that insect repellents can do damage to your health. So, buy smart and take time to read labels in search of a few non-negotiable qualities that make a good insect repellent.

Feels Good on the Skin

As a general rule for topical products, skin products should feel good when you’re wearing it. Wouldn’t you rather stay indoors than go out wearing a lotion that’s greasy? Most kids would also choose to play than have a sticky solution smooth on.

Whether from mosquitoes, ants or ticks, insect bites will always be unbearable especially for children. A good insect repellent should be able to soothe and provide relief for those tiny-yet-hard-to-ignore sores.

Has No Pesticides

When you’re comparing products and reading labels, the first thing to look out for is the presence of pesticides. Pesticides are central to insect repellents fulfilling their function. It’s how insect repellents work. However, chemicals from this class are poison to the environment and the human body.

Studies have linked DEET (or diethyltoluamide), a common active ingredient in insect repellents, to ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and some types of cancer.

Naturally Safe and Effective

What could be safer than turning to more natural solutions? Aside from hunting and draining for breeding pools, take the extra effort to turn your garden into a Dengue-free zone by planting Citronella, Rosemary, Peppermint or other greens that have been found to naturally and effectively repel mosquitoes.

Moringa-O2 Herbal Insect Repellent Lotion combines Moringa-O2’s signature trio of oils with Citronella to naturally ward off dengue mosquitoes and other pests. It also has Aloe Vera for extra moisturizing properties, and to soothe those itchy insect bites. Moreover, it is dermatologically-tested and proven safe for kids, so you can go ahead and make beautiful and worry-free summer days with your loved ones!

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