Recently I read mosquitoes are attracted to some blood types more than others- O being at the top of the list. Well, I’m not sure exactly where my blood type ranks but those flying phlebotomist love me. Now that I’ve become more conscious of what I put onto my skin and into my body, I try to use fewer chemicals like DEET. Researching alternatives, I learn that Citronella oil – the stuff in bug spray- is extracted from various species of lemongrass but lemongrass actually works better as a natural bug repellent.
While I was working in the Wilmington Island store this spring I heard one of our associates, Henry, tell a customer that the Lemongrass Lotion helps him ward off mosquitoes and our local favorites – the sand gnats. I don’t know if you know what sand gnats are but they are awful. Some people call them no-see-ums: because you don’t see ‘um’ until the bite you. Over the next few weeks, I notice more people coming in asking for the “Gnat Lotion” and I know exactly what they are asking for. Everyone says it works and they wanted more. Hearing Henry’s customer testimonials and reading about lemongrass, I tried using the Lemongrass Spearmint Honey Body Lotion and Wash. It really works! Plus using this scent smells and feels like you’re in a spa. It’s invigorating, soothing, and keeps mosquitoes away without chemicals.
Enjoy the bug repelling benefits of lemongrass essential oils in all of these Savannah Bee products:
HONEY BODY LOTION
Your skin will glow with 1/4 Moisturizing ingredients, Lightweight, long-lasting. Made with organic Aloe Vera, Savannah Bee honey, beeswax, and skin-loving oils
HONEY BODY WASH
Moisturizing, sulfate-free cleanser that gently lathers with the use of plant-based surfactants. Made with Savannah Bee Company honey
STRENGTHENING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Our Strengthening hair care line is specially created to nourish the scalp and fortify weakened strands, while lemongrass and spearmint oils soothe the skin. Blend of Savannah Bee honey, royal jelly, and propolis supply proteins, vitamins, and amino acids.
HONEY BAR SOAP
Developed by former NASA scientists from their grandmother’s 100-year-old recipe, lovingly handmade soaps lather up beautifully and last for more than 75 washes.
Submitted by Queen Bee Kate Dowdle