Naturally Repel Bugs With The Help Of Artliss
Spending time outside is by far the very best thing about summer. However, if you have ever been outside during the warm months for even a little bit of time, you know how incessantly you can be bothered by the bugs that come with the warm weather as well. If you head to your local pharmacy or convenience store, you are likely to find an aisle full of intense DEET-based sprays. These are products like Off! and others that claim to keep pesky bugs like mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers and more away from you. While they might get the job done, there are other concerns you should have when using products like these. In this blog post, we will discuss not only why these bug sprays aren’t your best option, but also why bugs are attracted to you in the first place and how you can prevent prevent this attraction by using natural products.
The Problem With Mosquitoes & Other Bugs
You may not know this, but scientists believe that the reason bugs like mosquitoes choose their victims is solely based on what scent an individual person’s skin bacteria gives off. There are many different kinds of skin bacteria - some that these bugs like, and others that they are not so attracted to. If you are someone who often falls victim to bug bites while the person next to you is not bothered, you have probably been told that your blood must be extra "sweet" -there's some truth to this! It is pretty clear why bug repellents may be necessary. Not only is it extremely uncomfortable to be covered in bug bites, but it is also possible for a bug bite to lead to something much more serious like Lyme disease or any other insect-borne illnesses.
Don’t Cover Your Body In Chemicals
There have been many studies regarding the safety of DEET bug sprays. While they are thought to be “relatively safe,” they have also been linked to many side effects such as disorientation, dizziness, seizures and sometimes, even death. However, considering that we only have one body to take care of, we don’t find a lot of comfort in using something "relatively" good or bad for us. Additionally, since most bug sprays come in aerosol form, they could potentially cause respiratory issues. Not to mention the harm that aerosols can do to the environment. This is why mass-manufactured, chemical-filled bug sprays are not ideal when you want to protect yourself but be be good to your body at the same time.
The Secret Of Essential Oils
Essentials oils are great for many different things. One of the many ways these natural oils can be used is to repel insects that want nothing more than to bite you. Taking good care of their skin is something many people are not very adamant amount and this is a shame, as using essential oil-based bug sprays rather than synthetic bug sprays is much healthier and can be just as effective. As we mentioned before, synthetic bug repellents pose a potential threat to your body, inside and out, while essential oils (when used correctly) do not.
There are many essential oils that are used to prevent bug bites. Some of these include lavender, peppermint, basil, tea tree and more. The reason these oils work so well is because they are derived from plants that have compounds within them to prevent attacks by plant eating insects. These same compounds are present in concentrated oils as well, making them a great option for those who do not want to use potentially dangerous DEET-based bug sprays.
How Can Artliss Help?
Artliss has researched this science and accessed the very best essential oils to develop great smelling and effective natural products to prevent you from being bitten by bugs during the summer season. We offer an all-natural bug spray that contains only the best ingredients including lavender, eucalyptus, cedarwood, peppermint, and citronella essential oils and more. Our Take A Hike! bug spray is also formulated to be safe for use on dogs. We also offer our very popular Eucalyptus Mint soap that can work well with our bug spray. By simply bathing with this luxurious soap before spending time outdoors, you can add an extra layer of bug protection to your skin.
Shop our selection of all natural soaps and more today and begin treating your skin with the special care it deserves.