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Neem Oil, a Natural Remedy for Insect Stings and BitesAdios Neem Outdoor Spray*Shop for Adios Outdoor Spray

Outdoors and Mosquitos

Do you love the outdoors just as much as I do? But, don’t you also hate being eaten up alive by mosquitos? What to do about the many stings and bites you get the minute you walk out the door? Here in the South where I live, no one escapes this love-hate relationship, especially during our beautiful spring and early summer season. Bug bites can turn a fun day outside into a very miserable experience.

And so, every year, we go out in search of something new that will help get rid of these pesky insects. We hope we finally find that one repellent we’ve been looking for that will not jeopardize our health as we spread it all over arms, face, and legs. And yet, for the love of being outside, we all have compromised – at least I have. When my garden calls me out to pull weeds, loosen the ground, plant the tiny vegetable plants I just purchased at the garden store. Or when the early evening calls me out for a walk around the neighborhood or a quick bike ride.

Wandering the aisles of our stores, we still see shelves full of sprays, sticks, and lotions made with the two frequently used and most widespread pesticides: DEET and/or permethrin.  DEET is known as the “gold standard” for insect repellents. It’s true, it does its job, but it is also highly toxic and not suitable for children or pregnant women. Permethrin is a known neurotoxin that also works as a repellent but in addition produces symptoms similar to those of DEET and DDT. Some might say that the benefits of these bug repellants outweigh the risks. But we say, “Why risk it? Natural is Better.”

Neem Oil is Better

Neem oil is pressed from the seeds of the Neem tree that grows in arid, harsh climates. The tree’s constant battle for survival has strengthened its immune system to the degree that it is able to survive a locust invasion.

A scientist from Germany noticed that remarkable aspect of the Neem tree while in East Africa during a locust plague. Leaves of all other plants and trees were shredded to pieces, but the Neem tree stood majestic like always with its crown full of healthy leaves.  This discovery compelled Prof. Dr. Schmutterer of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany, to start a Neem research institute where he confirmed the many uses of Neem as a repellent and natural healing agent.

Adios Outdoor Spray with Neem Oil

JustNeem extracts these remarkable compounds and puts them into products to use as soaps, lotions, and sprays. In our Adios Outdoor Spray, Neem oil, Neem leaf extract, and essential oils work in combination to help fight off insects and pests. And since this spray is made with natural ingredients only, it is perfect to use as often as needed and without worrying about washing it off at the end of the day. It smells wonderfully and works very well for children.

Cindy Bowen, one of our customers, says, “I was skeptical when I purchased my first bottle at a local store, but went on to buy five more to spread around to my friends. It does a wonder to keep the ticks, mosquitoes, and ants away out here in the wilds of Chatham County, NC. (Soothes any other little nicks and scratches one might have too.)”

One very unique and very helpful function of Adios Outdoor Spray is that it can be used on existing insect bites to reduce itching and swelling. Since Neem oil contains a natural anti-histamines that serves a two-in-one deal: it repels, and it soothes and calms the skin.

* The EPA has approved cold-pressed Neem oil as a mosquito repellent in 2010. However, Adios has not yet been registered with the EPA.