Prevent Zika This Summer with Lemongrass Essential Oil

You might’ve seen it on the news: “New Zika cases found in Country X” or “Zika virus spreads and affects 5 more in City Y”. But amidst all this media scare, we need to understand what the Zika virus is and whether or not it affects us. Even more importantly, is there a way to prevent it? The answer to both questions is yes and fortunately, there’s an easy and affordable solution that’s closer than you may think: lemongrass essential oil.

To start, what is the Zika virus?

The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Normal mosquito bites leave a small bump on the skin and some irritation, but those affected by the Zika virus disease may experience mild fevers, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headaches.

Where is it spreading?

There have been many reported cases around the world, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a map estimating the range of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos in the United States in 2016:

But whether the place you live in has been reported to have the Aedes mosquito or not, it’s best to stay safe and be proactive in your prevention efforts.

What can I do about it?

With summer here and mosquitos flying around like they own the place, there’s one word to keep in mind: prevention. Prevent mosquitos from biting you, prevent going to where mosquitos are, and prevent mosquitos from entering your home. Aside from closing your windows, using mosquito nets, and wearing long pants and shirts, mosquito repellents are also a must-have.

Many essential oils act as a natural repellent and there are quite a few popular choices, from eucalyptus to lavender to peppermint, but one of the most efficient is reported to be lemongrass. Studies have shown that lemongrass essential oil provides over 95% protection in a four-hour period, which is a significant increase compared other choices, especially those with the controversial DEET chemical.

But you can’t just apply essential oil directly to the skin, learn about how to make your own mosquito repellent.

Our Essential Oil Choices to Stay Insect-free

1) Anjou Lemongrass Essential Oil 2 fl. Oz / 59 ml - 100% Pure

Great for: Natural Bug Repellent, Skin Care, Sanitization

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2) Anjou Peppermint Essential Oil 2 fl. Oz / 59 ml - 100% Pure

Great for: Mind Booster, Natural Insect Repellent, Pain Relief

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3) Anjou Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Oils Gift Kit – 100% Pure

Great for: Giving the gift of a mosquito-free life to others!

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