Insect Repellent

Mosquitos suck, and nobody wants to become their buffet!

But, we recommend avoiding toxic bug sprays that contain harmful chemical ingredients like DEET.

- DEET has been shown to cross the placenta: in animal studies, DEET was found in the fetus and in newborns up to three months old after exposing the mother to the chemical.

- DEET is absorbed quickly through the skin: one study showed that 48% of the applied dose is totally absorbed within six hours. When mixed with the sunscreen chemical oxybenzone, it was found to be absorbed even more quickly.

- DEET is also linked to neurotoxicity that may lead to physiological and behavioral problems, especially with motor skills, and learning and memory dysfunction.

- Once washed off, DEET enters the watershed and consequently affects our ecosystem. Plants and animals feed and drink through these watersheds. We eat those plants and animals!

It’s important to keep the bugs away, but instead of spraying your porous skin with harmful chemicals, try Buzz Kill! insect repellent. Unlike store-bought chemical brands, it smells amazing - and, it WORKS!

"I can't speak to the effectiveness of Buzz Kill! because mosquitos don't really attack me. But, they devour my husband, Jim (I don't get it because we have the same blood type, he takes Vitamin B Complex…).

We own a ranch in Yobain and the mosquitos were making him crazy! When Ehris finally perfected Buzz Kill!, Jim started using it on a daily basis (he applies it in the morning, and again after lunch). His mosquito problem disappeared! Interestingly, there was one day when he and one of his ranch hands forgot to apply Buzz Kill! That night, they both found ticks on them! As natives of Connecticut (which is the birthplace of Lyme Disease), we take tick control very seriously!"

      - Velya

Getting outside is vitally important for kids and adults. Don't let the bugs scare you off - Buzz Kill! works!

DEET is in more than 500 insect repellent products and has conflicting reports when it comes to safety. There are reports of DEET-induced seizures in children. It can cause redness, rash, swelling, and hives. Duke University pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia researched the effects of frequent and prolonged DEET exposure on rats and found that it caused “neurons to die in regions of the brain that control muscle movement, learning, memory and concentration.”

 

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