Friday, June 28, 2013

EEEWW! Mosquitoes

Reprieve in Sister Sky Cedar Citrus Products 

Most mosquitoes are active at dawn and dusk but there are also mosquitoes that seek hosts during the day. You can avoid being bitten by making sure you:  

1) Are using a repellent.

2) Aren't attracting the pesky insects and

3) Avoiding actions that diminish the effectiveness of the repellent. 

Mosquito Attractants:  

  • Dark clothes and plant foliage are initial attractants. 
  • In addition to perfumes, hair products, and scented sunscreens, watch for the subtle floral fragrance from fabric softeners and dryer sheets. 
  • Mosquitoes are attracted by perspiration because of the chemicals it contains and also because it increases the humidity around your body. Even small amounts of water (e.g., moist plants or standing water) will draw mosquitoes.  

Natural Repellents: 

Natural products will aide in repelling mosquitoes but they require frequent reapplication (at least every 1 hour).  Products that contain multiple repellents tend to be more effective than those containing a single ingredient.  For example:

Cedar Oil  

Cinnamon Oil                        

Rosemary Oil                        

Citronella Oil                         

Clove Oil  
Lemongrass Oil
Peppermint Oil   
Geranium Oil                     

*Put several drops of the oil(s) in with distilled water place in a glass spray bottle, shake and spray away! The 1 or 2 ounce spray bottles are perfect for personal use!  

To use as an ADDITIONAL natural repellent try:   

Sister Sky Cedar Citrus products offered in: lotion, body wash, shampoo and conditioner.

Enjoy the Summer Fun! 

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