Organic vanilla extract, essential oils of vanilla & cinnamon and witch hazel are combined with castor oil to keep away those pesky insects while keeping your skin moisturised. Our Vanilla & Cinnamon Bug Repellent smells great and is good for your skin. Dilute for use on small children. (mozzies & flies hate vanilla and it is well documented that cinnamon oil makes the most effective insect repellent known to man. )
According to Green Your Body ~ “One of the most widely used ingredients in store-bought conventional bug sprays for personal use is N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET, as it’s commonly known. DEET, which is designed to repel, rather than kill, insects. DEET is used by an estimated one-third of the US population each year. Although DEET is approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is a known eye irritant and can cause rashes, soreness, or blistering when applied to the skin. Additionally, DEET has been linked to neurological problems; according to the EPA, at least 18 different cases of children suffering adverse neurological effects, as well as the deaths of two adults, have been associated with DEET. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found that DEET causes diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes in rats.
DEET has been shown to have a negative impact on wildlife and water sources in production and during use. DEET is toxic to birds and aquatic life. DEET has been found in approximately 75 percent of U.S. water sources, including the Mississippi River”
Ingredients: Witch hazel, distilled water, castor oil, organic vanilla extract, vanilla oil, cinnamon essential oil