Wednesday, June 11, 2008

DōTerra Announces Insect Repellent Blend

DōTerra is proud to announce the forthcoming launch of TerraShield™ Repellent Blend.

As reported recently in HealthNewsDigest--"DEET is commonly known as the king of mosquito repellents, though not everyone is keen to slather it on their skin. A study conducted in the late 1980s on Everglades National Park employees to determine the effects of DEET found that a full one-quarter of the subjects studied experienced negative health effects that they blamed on exposure to the chemical. Effects included rashes, skin irritation, numb or burning lips, nausea, headaches, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. Duke University pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia, in studies on rats, found that frequent and prolonged DEET exposure led to diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes, and concluded that humans should stay away from products containing it."

DōTerra's "TerraShield" Repellent Blend includes only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Oil of lemon eucalyptus, which is derived from eucalyptus leaves and is the only plant-based active ingredient for insect repellents approved by the CDC, is one of the oils found in this new blend. This new blend of oils will be up to 10 times more effective than DEET.

Look for the launch of this new product within the next 2 weeks.

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