CDC Confirms Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus As Effective As DEET


The numbers of dead people tell us that the mosquito has killed more people than any other cause of death in human history. In other words, during the 200,000 years on Earth, the mosquito has murdered an estimated 52 billion of people. The evidence for 2018 shows that 850,000 people were killed by mosquitoes.

Those numbers about mosquitoes are the worst thing about summer. Their bites can transfer malaria, dengue, West Nile virus and other diseases, which as you see many times are fatal.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some essential oils can be more effective than DEET.

Bug repellents

N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) is an insect repellent, which is commonly added to bug sprays. It is very effective against insects (mosquitoes) and it doesn’t dissolve in water and has no color. It was available in 1957. It acts by camouflaging people’s natural chemicals and bugs can’t detect them.

Experts at the CDC and Prevention suggest that the repellents are effective and safe for people including pregnant and nursing moms, which is confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Here are some repellents that are registered safe:

•          DEET

•          IR3535

•          Picaridin (KBE 3023 and icaridin)

•          2-undecanone

•          Para-menthane-diol (PMD)

•          Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE)

Extra options

For those who are not satisfied with the repellents mentioned above, they can use other products, such as:

–           Crushed lavender flowers

–           Thyme oil

–           Cinnamon oil

–           Tea tree oil

–           Soybean oil

You only need to dilute essential oils with carrier oils, such as almond oil and spray them in your surroundings. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t cover most oils, so when you buy your product do it from the trusted sources.

Final words

Instead of using repellents made of chemicals find a healthy alternative, such as herbs, spices and many other preparations that have the ability to keep these nasty bugs away from you.

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