Monday, September 24, 2012

Citronella to Prevent Mosquito Bites

After been bitten by dengue carrying virus mosquitoes and had low blood platelet count, I'm already too afraid with mosquitoes. I don't want to be on that situation again, much more I don't want my son to be spotted by these pests. 

To prevent the mosquitoes from getting closer, I tried applying "off" lotion to my son, but according to his pediatrician, such lotion has chemicals that may cause skin cancer. She even made me choose between dengue and skin cancer, of course who wants any of them, I said none. She advised me that repellant lotion should only be applied on the child's clothes because it is the smell which drives off the mosquitoes.

Recently, my SIL gave me half full bottle of citronella bug spray from Human Nature, that she had recently purchased from her office mate. I accepted it right away and even ask her to get me another bottle after reading that it is all natural, with 100% no harmful chemicals. I'm sure this is what I needed for my little prince.

These products is made of citronella oil or oil squeezed from stems and leaves  of lemongrass. Citronella oil is indeed very popular as plant-based insect repellant.

I'm planning to try other Human Nature products, and I want to sign up as a dealer too. I just need to locate their branch here in CDO first. Signing up will probably gave me discounts whenever I purchase thier products, hopefully.