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5 Ways Lemongrass Oil Beats DEET

Spring is here and those of us that enjoy being outdoors know what that means.... BUGS! Dealing with pesky bugs while you’re out camping, hiking, or doing whatever else you do during the summer is no fun and can become a hindrance. And smelling like DEET - YUCK! We’ve got a solution to not only keep away those pesky, annoying bugs but also keep your skin soft, smooth and smelling wonderful. Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion is our Organic Original Miracle Balm with the added benefit of Lemongrass Essential Oil.

Lemongrass essential oil has been used to relieve muscle pain, kill bacteria, and ward off insects. The 100% organic ingredients provide a soothing moisture barrier in addition to calming the fires of cuts, cracks, and insect bites. Some benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil include: anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant properties, acts as a pain reliever, helps relieve stress and anxiety, and can help relieve headaches & migraines. Ingredients featured in Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion include: Organic Beeswax, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Lavender Oil & Organic Lemongrass Oil. ​Each of these ingredients offer unique benefits to the overall effectiveness of the Bug Potion. Many current bug repellents contain a harmful substance called DEET. At Dr. Doug's we strive to keep ALL our products certified organic and all-natural. That's why we use lemongrass essential oil as a natural bug repellant.

Some harmful side effects of DEET include:

  1. Severe allergic reactions
  2. Seizures and brain malfunction
  3. Damage to central nervous system
  4. Some studies even link DEET to cancer
  5. Toxic for pets & environment
By using Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion, you never have to worry about these harmful side effects. In addition to Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion, Bug Potion + Clear Zinc is also available as an option (and a favorite of dermatologists). Bug Potion + Clear Zinc​ accomplishes the same thing as the Bug Potion but the addition of Clear Zinc provides the added protection from the sun. 
How do you apply Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion? For best results, rub evenly on your skin before heading outside. A little goes a long way so start with a small amount and increase if needed. The product should rub in completely. (Pro tip: you can use only in exposed areas but some love as a full body moisturizer as well) Bug Potions are also water-resistant. You can reapply as needed. No matter your outdoor adventures this summer, Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion & Bug Potion + Clear Zinc will help keep those pesky bugs from biting. Check out ​Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion & Bug Potion + Clear Zinc​ today! ​
Don’t forget to ​#TakeUsWithYou​ on your outdoor adventures! If you’ve used Dr. Doug’s Bug Potion we’d love to hear your feedback!