Natural tick and mosquito repellents can be just as effective as chemical-based products, but they have numerous benefits that the latter do not. Here are 10 reasons why you should use natural tick and mosquito repellents over the chemical options available today.
1) They are effective
Organic essential oils are renowned for their insect-repelling properties, while DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents are also designed to smell amazing and give you an aromatherapy boost for your hiking adventures. In fact, several studies have shown that using essential oil blends as natural tick and mosquito repellents provides effective protection against pest attacks.
Using synthetic chemicals like DEET to repel pests comes with health risks, particularly if you use large quantities of it on a regular basis. And even though there’s some evidence that suggests small amounts can be safely used, however, doctors don’t always recommend it—especially for children or pregnant women. “Safer” chemical alternatives like Picaridin are known to kill aquatic creatures like salamanders, so even though they are deemed to be safe (in a well-ventilated environment like the outdoors), it doesn’t make much sense to destroy the nature that we all want to enjoy so much.
Not only do DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents effectively ward off bugs; they also smell amazing and essential oils like Organic Lavender also provide a calming therapeutic effect!
2) They use simple ingredients
When it comes to tick repellent, we’re talking about organic essential oils like lavender, cedarwood, rosemary, and lemongrass. When it comes to mosquito repellent—DA Aromatherapy manufactures a few of our favorites—we’re talking about all-natural liquid repellents that smell like lemongrass or rosemary.
3) They are naturally fragrant
Organic essential oils contain fragrant compounds called terpenes. When these are released into the air, they act as natural repellents to ticks and mosquitoes. They are powerful: Studies show that essential oils can have as much repellent power against mosquitoes as DEET. More bang for your buck: Essential oils don’t just provide excellent protection against bugs; they also make your environment smell great!
4) They are safe around pets
Protect your family’s furry friend by choosing essential oils that are safe around pets. They work without harming our furry friends. Organic Essential Oils, DA Aromatherapy is one of those brands that have a pet-safe spray and mosquito repellent product available for consumers. If you have pets in your home, it is important to protect them from any harmful chemicals that can harm their health so we all win!
8) They smell good in the air but there is no residue on the skin, clothes, etc.
DEET is a potent chemical that has been shown to be toxic, even deadly, to humans when it is used in high concentrations. On top of that, research shows that DEET can stay on your skin for hours after you’ve applied it, which means you are potentially exposing yourself (and others) to chemicals long after you leave an area where mosquitoes or ticks are present. DA Aromatherapy Essential Oils repel insects naturally—without any harmful side effects!
9) Avoid pesticides – Save the Environment
The chemicals in most tick repellents pose a potential risk to both humans and animals. When using a chemical-based tick repellent, you’re not only putting yourself at risk for dangerous reactions, but you’re also putting your family, friends, and pets at risk as well. The chemicals can be absorbed through your skin or breathed in while applying them to your clothing. Moreover, chemicals like Picaridin are known to be lethal for aquatic creatures like salamanders. So why would you want to kill salamanders just for your own comfort?
10) Planet Earth will Thank You
Many conventional mosquito repellents contain DEET, a chemical known to cause health problems. If you’re concerned about your family’s exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, make sure you choose an alternative that doesn’t pose these risks. It also works naturally to keep ticks away. There are many different types of tick repellent available today, so it is easy to find one that fits your needs.