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Bonnie Pellerin

Written by: Bonnie Pellerin

Is Off Family bug spray really safe? 

Bug sprays are a popular way to ward off pesky insects like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, especially during the warm summer months. However, not all bug sprays are created equal, and some can actually do more harm than good. Take, for example, Off family bug spray that is readily available on store shelves. While it may seem like a convenient and effective way to protect your loved ones from bug bites, the dangerous chemicals in this product could actually put their health at risk.

The chemicals in Off family bug spray include:

DEET,ButanePropellant, IsobutanePropellant, PropanePropellant, Ethanol, Corn Starch, Water, Magnesium Carbonate, Isopropyl Myristate, and a long list of fragrances.

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While these ingredients are designed to repel insects, they can also have serious side effects on humans, particularly children.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients:

DEET is a powerful insect repellent that can cause skin irritation, rashes, blisters, and redness, neurotoxicity, and even seizures in extreme cases. If it is inhaled, it can cause respiratory irritation, coughing, and shortness of breath.

Butane, Isobutane, and Propane propellants are flammable and can cause skin irritation, redness, and dryness. If inhaled, these propellants can cause dizziness, headaches, nausea, respiratory problems and even asphyxiation.

Ethanol, also known as alcohol, can cause skin dryness, redness, and itching. If ingested or inhaled in large quantities, it can cause alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal.

Corn starch is generally safe for skin contact and inhalation, but if inhaled in large quantities, it can cause respiratory irritation and difficulty breathing.

Water is generally safe for skin contact and inhalation.

Magnesium Carbonate is generally safe for skin contact and inhalation.

Isopropyl Myristate can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions in some people.

The fragrance in the product contains several components that can cause skin irritation, redness, and rashes. Some of these components, such as benzyl benzoate and butylphenyl methylpropional, are known allergens. Inhaling fragrance components can also cause respiratory irritation, coughing, and shortness of breath.

Given these potential side effects, it’s no wonder that many parents are turning to natural bug sprays that are actually safe for their entire family. One such product is Minus Bite bug spray, which is made from carefully selected all-natural ingredients and essential oils. It provides powerful protection against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and flies, without exposing your loved ones to harsh chemicals or fragrances.

       Minus Bite bug spray is formulated with non-toxic ingredients that are gentle on the skin and safe to use on children of all ages. It contains no DEET, no harmful propellants, and no artificial fragrances, colors, or dyes. Plus, it is cruelty-free and laboratory tested and approved for safe use.

       When it comes to protecting your loved ones from bug bites, it’s important to choose a product that is both effective and safe. While some bug sprays may seem convenient, the dangerous chemicals they contain can put your family’s health at risk. Instead, opt for a natural bug spray like Minus Bite that provides powerful protection without any of the harmful side effects.

All Natural

Family Bug Spray

All natural family bus spray by Minus Bite. Non-toxic

$14.99

The ultimate choice for a safe and effective natural bug spray

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

cedarwood

peppermint

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

Learn more about our all natural family bug spray.

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