I don’t know about you, but the warmer weather, irresistible sunshine and blooming flowers seem to have a magnetic pull on my attention lately.
There hasn’t been a day that has gone by without spending some time outdoors. I’m sure that most of you could say the same.
Despite loving the outdoors during summer, one thing I can certainly go without are the pesky mosquitos that seem to be in love with me.
Nothing ruins an outdoor family dinner faster than swatting at mosquitos only to hit the pitcher of ice water on the table. Oops.
And, when it comes to dealing with these mosquitos, I definitely know better than to use a store-bought mosquito spray, but does that mean I’m forced to suffer or to stay indoors?
Not even close!
Here’s What You Need To Know:
IS BUG SPRAY THAT BAD?
The most common bug spray ingredient on the market today is DEET.
This ingredient is very effective but has been under the microscope many times for its toxicity to the human body. Like many other chemicals, DEET is deemed as “safe” even though it has known irritants and effects on the body.
According to Green Your Body:
“One of the most widely used ingredients in store-bought conventional bug sprays for personal use is N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET, as it’s commonly known. DEET, which is designed to repel, rather than kill, insects. DEET is used by an estimated one-third of the US population each year.”
Although DEET is approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is a known eye irritant and can cause rashes, soreness, or blistering when applied to the skin.
Additionally, DEET has been linked to neurological problems.
According to the EPA, at least 18 different cases of children suffering adverse neurological effects, as well as the deaths of two adults, have been associated with DEET. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found that DEET causes diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes in rats.
In addition, DEET has been shown to have a negative impact on wildlife and water sources as it is toxic to birds and aquatic life.
Just like all other chemical ingredients, there is always a sacrifice to our health when having tunnel vision and only accepting the positive and not looking at the bigger picture.
I THOUGHT YOU JUST SPRAYED IT ON?
The other main problem with conventional bug spray is that it only passes safety regulations when used EXACTLY how they are telling you to, which unfortunately, almost no one does.
Did you know you should never apply bug spray without proper ventilation? Or that you need to shower with soap and water after using it?
The absorption and inhalation of the product dramatically increases the harmful effects. And if you didn’t know, what you apply to your skin is getting in your blood.
These results only intensify in the body of a young child.
SO WHAT DO I DO?
The horrifying stories of the diseases biting-bugs that are carrying Zika, Malaria and yellow fever, remind us that we can’t be outside unprotected.
So, we have developed an effective and completely natural bug spray!
Without chemicals or preservatives, this spray not only repels the insects to protect you and your family, but it is full of ingredients that actually nourish the skin.
Essential oils and vitamins are proven to keep insects at bay without the harmful side effects, and Wild’s Bug Spray is properly diluted making it safe for children 2+.
And as if that isn’t good enough, the smell of the spray is absolutely amazing!
There are always safe and effective remedies for protecting ourselves and our families. With the right products, you can enjoy your summer, and build beautiful memories while knowing your family is safe.
So, before you or your children head outdoors this summer, make sure you protect yourself from not only bug bites, but also from long term health effects by using an all natural bug spray!