Fending Off Mosquitoes Naturally
It’s summer time and you’re enjoying the great outdoors, long lunches in the sunshine, and good food with good friends.
Then the mozzies rear their ugly heads and ruin all the fun.
Mosquitoes are not only annoying, but they can also be dangerous.
The World Health Organisation reports that more than 700 million people contract a mosquito-borne illness each year, leading to one million deaths annually.
So it’s important to cover up. But that’s easier said than done.
While many insect repellents contain harmful chemicals, Oshin Organics has created an organic and natural product that is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Oshin Organic’s Herb-Infused Organic Coconut Oil Fly and Insect Repellent can be applied to skin, clothing and surfaces, which may help to repel insects and prevent mosquitoes from biting for up to six hours.
Our herb-infused insect spray is created without the use of toxic chemicals, instead using plant-based and herbal ingredients locally grown in our home of Papua New Guinea.
Most commercial insect repellents contain the chemical ingredients DEET or picaridin, and increasing evidence suggests these kinds of insect repellents may trigger hazardous interactions with biological systems and generate harmful effects including intermediate metabolites.
Biotransformation followed by bioaccumulation, or vice versa, may also relate to a toxic response of such chemicals. This suggests that DEET products can be misused, which increases the likeliness of harm.
Comparatively, Oshin Organics’ natural products cannot be wrongly applied or misused, making it a safe insect repellent suitable for the entire family.
We have crafted our Fly and Insect Repellant using a blend of coconut and citronella oil, both of which offer natural bug repellent properties. Containing methyl esters, as well as lauric, capric, and caprylic acids, citronella is thought to mask the scent of carbon excreted from our bodies, deterring insects from biting.
USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists have also identified that fatty acids in coconut oil possess strong repellency and long-lasting effectiveness against ticks, biting flies, mosquitoes and bed bugs, which is highlighted in Coconut Oil Compounds Repel Insects Better Than DEET, by Sandra Avant (2018).
The herbal and plant-based repellent also contains the essential oil of the local Waria Waria plant.
Grown throughout Papua New Guinea, each plant is sourced in an environmentally sustainable manner and replanted after harvesting. Local employees and farmers are guided on these sustainable practices by the Kokonas Indastri Koparasen (KIK), which is the authority of the coconut industry in PNG.
Our unique blend of botanicals also includes Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) oil, and lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) oil.
This mix of natural oils offers moisturising qualities, making the repellent suitable for soothing already bitten or irritated skin and is suitable for use in pregnancy and by young children.
Ready to fend off mosquitoes naturally? Order your Oshin Organics Fly and Insect Repellant today.