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Hi to everyone,
Don't know if anyone is still reading comments, but I have discovered something over the past two years regarding mosquito repellent. It was suggested to me by a landscaper that awapuhi(shampoo ginger) works well. I am from Kaneohe, O'ahu, Hawai'i. This grows well in my yard.(So do mosquitos) This is usually found as an ingredient in designer shampoos. I have used it on myself as well as my baby. My coworker has used it and agrees that it works and added that it also made her skin really smooth and soft. I just squeeze the flower and a slippery water like liquid is exuded. This is what is applied. I find it is the safest and possibly most effective. When looking into other herbals and oils I found that Neem Oil is used in many "organic" repellents. This oil is extracted, very similar to the lemon eucalyptus, but from the neem seed. Neem Oil was found to have developmental/repoductive toxicity as well as oral and eye. Some the Neem plant can be consumed. I read the problem is in the extracted oil. I have not seen any problems with using lemon eucalyptus oil but it is not registered or tested fully by EPA or CDC yet.

June 24, 2011 - 12:35pm


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