Sunday, July 24, 2011

Terra Shield..... Keep those dang mosquitoes away!!!

TerraShield a repellent blend

TerraShield provides protection from insect bites in a blend of 15 essential oils mixed in a base of fractionated coconut oil. Whereas DEET, a powerful and toxic chemical known to cause negative side-effects, doTERRA’s Terra Shield is all-natural. Unlike its synthetic counterparts (products containing DEET), its appealing citrus-based aroma makes it a pleasant experience to use. It is safe and effective for the whole family, even young children. In this day and age of Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus, the comfort this knowledge gives is priceless.

Everyone loves being outdoors, but nobody likes becoming lunch for pesky bugs that can ruin your picnic in the woods.  Even more dangerous than an itchy bite are the nasty pathogens insects can transmit.  To prevent the spread of insect-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus, experts recommend using an effective insect repellent.  The most common repellents are products that contain DEET, a powerful and potentially toxic chemical that is known to cause negative side-effects, including seizures.

doTERRA's TerraShield Repellent Blend is an all natural, super-concentrated insect repellent formulated with a proprietary blend of 15 Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils that have been scientifically shown to repel insects more effectively than other synthetic insect repellents.  The 15 essential oils in TerraShield are blended in a base of 100% pure fractionated coconut oil leaving your skin renewed after each application.  Just a small amo9unt of super-concentrated TerraShield will provide powerful coverage that lasts up to 6 hours per application.  TerraShield's fresh, light citrus smell is wonderfully invigorating and can be used safely by everyone in the family without worry.  

Application Techniques 
Apply Terra Shield straight from the bottle topically onto exposed areas. Where the mosquitoes are thick, apply thickly! Can be sprayed on from a spray bottle. Reapply every 4-6 hours as needed. This product may also be diffused into the air. Terra Shield will not stain clothing.

Supporting Documentation 
“Green Alternatives to DEET-based Bug Sprays”   Christian Science Monitor, July 3, 2008.  This article mentions the effectiveness of using lemon, eucalyptus, coconut oil, and citronella.

Blend Ingredients:
This is a proprietary blend of 15 Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils scientifically shown to act as powerful repellents to biting insects.  The 15 include:

Primary Benefits:
*Provides naturally powerful deterrent to biting insects which can carry disease
*Essential oils provide topical antiseptic benefits
*100% pure fractionated coconut oil nourishes and soothes your skin 

The whole family can safely use this product.*  Carefully apply around the eyes, ears and mouth. Do not use in the eyes, ears or mouth.  Do not use internally.  Due to its citrus components, it may sting when applied to cuts, wounds or irritated skin.  Keep out of reach of children. 
*If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. 

Attention: All the ingredients are not listed in order to protect doTerra's unique formula.  If you are allergic to some oils, you are welcome to call doTerra's Customer Service directly and ask for more information. 1-800-411-8151.

Dr. Hill speaks on TerraShield in this video.

From the website, here's a list of doTERRA oils that rock insects.

dōTERRA Oils Unfriendly to Insects

ANTS – TerraShield, peppermint, rosemary
APHIDS – peppermint
BEETLES – TerraShield, peppermint, thyme
CHIGGERS* – TerraShield, lavender, lemongrass, thyme
CUTWORM – thyme
FLEAS* – TerraShield, Purify, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint
FLIES – TerraShield, lavender, peppermint, rosemary
GNATS – TerraShield
MOSQUITOES* – TerraShield, lavender, lemongrass
MOTHS – TerraShield, Purify, lavender, peppermint
PLANT LICE – peppermint
SPIDERS* – TerraShield, Purify, peppermint
TICKS* – Purify, lavender, lemongrass, thyme

*In case these insects find you before you use your oils, the same oils that repel insects also relieve the effect of the bites.


1 comment:

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