Lemon Eucalyptus Repels Mosquitoes

 

The CDC and FDA agree that lemon eucalyptus is more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes. 

According to a study done at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, lemon eucalyptus provided 96.89 percent protection compared to 84.81 percent DEET repellent.

A New England Journal of Medicine study revealed that lemon eucalyptus provided 120.1 minutes of protection compared to 88.4 minutes of a 4.75% DEET repellent.

The oil for lemon eucalyptus is made from the leaves of the Eucalyptus citriodora plant.

 

 

 

Author:  Marilyn Pokorney
Copyright Marilyn Pokorney 2016

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