The Best Mosquito Repellent: Natural Oil Outperforms Chemical Agents

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.04 - 2024 9:41 AM CET

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Lemon eucalyptus oil is scientifically proven to provide better protection than chemical agents.

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In the Nordic countries, mosquitoes can ruin many lovely summer evenings in the garden or days by the lake with their annoying, itchy bites.

However, the nuisance they cause here pales in comparison to the threat they pose in malaria-prone regions.

Malaria remains one of the leading global killers, driving extensive research into effective mosquito repellents.

Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine indicates that lemon eucalyptus oil offers superior protection against mosquitoes compared to chemical agents like DEET (diethyltoluamide).

While DEET has been a global standard for malaria prevention, it has potential drawbacks, including allergies and suspected carcinogenic properties.

The study demonstrated that lemon eucalyptus oil provides nearly 97 percent protection against mosquitoes, significantly outperforming DEET-based repellents, which offer about 85 percent protection.

Lemon eucalyptus oil, derived from the lemon eucalyptus plant, is a natural and highly effective alternative to chemical repellents.

Its superior protective qualities make it a promising solution for those seeking safer and more reliable mosquito prevention methods.

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