What's Wrong with Chemical-Based Insect Repellants?

Posted by Brett Dixon on

People are usually prone to mosquito bites due to a combination of scent, light, heat, and humidity. If you’re a mosquito magnet, you’re probably tired of having itchy, bumpy skin.

 Different species of mosquitoes, like the ones that carry malaria, prefer bacteria and sweat. Others are attracted to carbon dioxide and certain hand odors.

Whichever species you encounter, you can protect yourself without having to use a chemical-based repellent. These products have the potential to cause health and environmental problems.

If you’re doing things like playing golf, taking a hike, hanging out in your backyard, or taking a camping trip, our natural repellent will keep those pesky flies, mosquitos, gnats, ticks, horse flies, and other insects from distracting you from the fun. This can be especially helpful for children, who are more sensitive to insect bites.

A conventional mosquito repellent contains several toxic ingredients. These substances can seep into your skin pores and enter the bloodstream, which may be harmful to several organs. Below you can find the most toxic components.


Many insect repellents contain the ingredient N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET). Although, DEET is very effective for warding off insects, it can have a long term toxic effect on the central nervous system.

DEET can even change the way a very important enzyme, acetylcholinesterase, works and inhibit it. Some studies confirm that DEET also causes skin irritation. Likewise, it can redden skin and have a numbing effect similar to anesthesia.


Dimethyl phthalate (DMP) is another harmful ingredient found in mosquito repellents and perfume. This component makes products last longer from the moment they’re applied. However, it’s side-effects can possibly damage your liver and kidneys. Additionally, it can also harm embryos during pregnancies.

Don't Bug M.E.

Instead of being filled with chemicals and toxins like conventional bug sprays, M.E.'s Natural Insect Repellant actually nourishes and moisturizes the skin while protecting it. It has 5 star ratings from customers, who are using it in various situations like: golf, kid activities, fishing, and hiking. They are even using it on window sills to keep flies from coming inside. It WORKS! 


Buy it at: www.motherearthsoapworks.com


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