"Where's my Civility??" She cried out from the tent. She was a fierce babe, but insects found her delicious...
In a sincere effort to drastically improve upon natural bug sprays, I bring you some Civility. This bottle has more bang than some essential oils mixed in a bottle with some water or carrier oil. I did my research on this one.
Websites are now espousing the fabulous benefits of a new non-deet chemical that goes by the name of Picaridin. I thought to myself, "There *has* to be some natural inspiration for this chemical." I looked further and found that the Bayer company created Picaridin to replace Piperine as a bug repellent.
What is Piperine? It's the amazingly beneficial chemical found in black pepper. So WHY in the world do we need a chemical made in a lab to replace it? As it turns out, pipirine may be more successful a bug and tick repellent than DEET.
I have also added White Willow Extract to soothe bites and as an additional get-away to bugs.
Ingredients: Witch Hazel Extract, Lemongrass EO, Black Pepper EO, Palmarosa EO, Lemon Eucalyptus EO, Geranium EO, White Willow Concentrated Extract