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How Essential Oils Work to Repel Insects: The Science Behind Minus Bite All Natural Bug Spray

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Have you ever wondered how essential oils can repel insects? Minus Bite all-natural bug spray is made with a powerful combination of five essential oils – Citronella Oil, Clove Oil, Peppermint Oil, Cedarwood Oil, and Lemongrass Oil – that work together to effectively repel mosquitoes, ticks, and other pesky insects. But how do these oils work? Let’s dive into the science behind it.

Citronella Oil: Citronella oil is derived from the leaves and stems of different species of lemongrass plants. It has a strong, lemon-like scent that is known to repel mosquitoes and other flying insects. When applied to the skin, citronella oil masks the scents that attract mosquitoes, making it difficult for them to locate their target.

Clove Oil: Clove oil is extracted from the flower buds of the clove tree. It has a warm, spicy scent and is known to repel mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. Clove oil contains eugenol, which has been shown to have insecticidal properties.

Peppermint Oil: Peppermint oil is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant. It has a fresh, minty scent and is known to repel mosquitoes and other insects. Peppermint oil contains menthol, which has a cooling effect that repels insects.

Cedarwood Oil: Cedarwood oil is extracted from the bark and wood of cedar trees. It has a woody, earthy scent and is known to repel ticks, fleas, and other insects. Cedarwood oil contains cedrol, which is a natural insecticide.

Lemongrass Oil: Lemongrass oil is extracted from the leaves and stems of lemongrass plants. It has a fresh, lemony scent and is known to repel mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects. Lemongrass oil contains citral, which has insecticidal properties.

When these essential oils are combined in Minus Bite all-natural bug spray, they create a powerful, natural insect repellent that is safe for the whole family. Unlike traditional bug sprays that contain harsh chemicals, Minus Bite is made with food-grade ingredients and is FIFRA exempt, making it the safest bug spray on the market.

So, the next time you’re enjoying the great outdoors and need protection from pesky insects, reach for Minus Bite all-natural bug spray. With the power of essential oils, you can enjoy the outdoors without the worry of harmful chemicals.

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Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and embrace the power of nature with Minus Bite, the perfect all-natural bug spray. Infused with a blend of essential oils including:

citronella

clove

lemongrass

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Our botanical bugspray has a refreshing aroma that’s sure to keep those pesky bugs away.

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