Did you know that essential oils can be more effective than DEET products for repelling mosquitoes, biting flies and gnats?  A recent study showed a combo of lemon and eucalyptus oil had a protection period of up to 12 hours after application- much greater than DEET or picaridin!!!  A simple recipe is to add 3-5 drops of lemon oil and 3-5 drops of eucalyptus oil to 1 oz spray bottle and mist onto skin. Or if you would rather have a premixed blend, use 1-2 drops of purification on your clothing when out for a picnic!  Learn this and more at our next Essential Oil Class June 9, 2015 at 6:00pm at our Delafield location.   

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I am a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and nationally certified as a massage therapist. I hold certificates in aromatherapy and as a certified infant massage instructor. I have a strong interest in the effects of aromatherapy and essential oils on health care...