Mosquitoes have always been the one thing I hate about gardening. They are annoying and now we understand just how dangerous they are – they can spread Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, various types of Encephalitis, Chikungunya, West Nile Virus and now, Zika. And of course, for your pets, mosquitoes spread Heart Worm.
Up to now, DEET has been the mosquito repellant of choice, but it is not without negative health implications. According to the journal Scientific American, “Duke University pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia, in studies on rats, found that frequent and prolonged DEET exposure led to diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes, and concluded that humans should stay away from products containing it.”
But now there is a safe, effective and pleasant alternative. CherryGal's ORGANIC SKEETER SPRAY is made with USDA Certified Organic components that provide 2+ hours of protection for you, your family and your pets. It contains lemon eucalyptus which the CDC says works by blocking mosquitoes' chemical receptors so they do not “see” you. It has a light and pleasant fragrance and the ultra fine mist delivered by the non-aerosol spray bottle means a 4 oz bottle lasts a long time. I combine with a proprietary combination of organically grown herbs and spices in an organic witch hazel base. Includes Lemon Verbena, Citronella, Rosemary, Lavender and Vanilla. Hand Made in the USA.
Application Tips: Shake before spraying. Keep an extra bottle in your bathroom and apply after showering by spraying into your hand and rubbing over any body part that will be exposed after dressing. You can spray directly onto your head and face by closing your eyes and keeping them closed while spraying and for a few seconds after mist settles. Safe for babies and pets! Reapply liberally every 2 hours.