Bug-A-Boo

Bug-a-boo bug spray contains certified organic cold pressed Neem oil and pure certified organic essential oils that will keep bugs away. These effective alternatives to the chemical DEET (N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide) can safely repel insects in even the youngest members of your family. The primary insect repelling ingredient in Bug-a-boo is neem oil (Azadirachta indica). The Neem tree is native to the dry forest areas of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It is a fast growing, tropical evergreen related to mahogany. Neem is one of the most ancient and widely used herbs boasting cures for up to eighty health conditions including antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflamatory properties. Neem is bio-degradable, non-toxic, and has no residual effect on agricultural produce.

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved cold-pressed Neem oil as a mosquito repellent in 2010. 

In addition to Neem oil, bug-a-boo contains a blend of insect repelling essential oils. Citronella oil has been proven a powerful insect repellent. Bug-a-boo uses the ceylon type which has a make-up of 18-20% geraniol, 9-11% limonene, 7-11% methyl isoeugenol, 6-8% citronellol and 5-15% citronellal. Lemongrass and Cedarwood are tried and true insect repellents and Peppermint oil helps deter bugs and imparts a fresh and uplifting aroma that completes the bug-a-boo combination. Essential oils of Citronella, Lemongrass, Virginia Cedarwood, and Peppermint reinforce the repellent qualities and add a warm, fresh aroma. This safe and effective formula 
helps to protect you from bug bites and help soothe itchy, irritated skin.

 

Ingredients In Our Bug Spray

  • Citronella & Lemongrass Oil

    A renowned plant based insect repellent with a non-toxic mode of action. Bug-a-boo uses Citronella Ceylon which has a well rounded lemon citrus scent.

  • Castor Oil

    Castor oil has been famous in the world over for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The medicinal and therapeutic benefits of the oil make it a favourite across various industries.

  • Cedarwood Oil

    Cedarwood Essential Oil has a variety of health benefits that can be attributed to its properties as an antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative and fungicidal substance.

  • Peppermint Oil

    Peppermint oil has antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, analgesic, radioprotective, and antiedema properties. Furthermore, it nourishes dull skin and improves the texture of oily or greasy skin.

  • Rosemary Oil

    Used as a an antioxidant and a preservative to keep our formula fresh.

  • White Vinegar

    The use of vinegar as a skin tonic dates back to the time of the Romans. It has a tonic action that promotes circulation and is also antiseptic. Vinegar also helps to regulate the pH of the skin.

  • Witch Hazel

    Has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used as a carrier for the Neem and essential oil combination in our bug spray.

  • Organic Neem Oil

    Our Neem oil is cold pressed, which means heat is reduced to a minimum throughout the batching of the raw material, never exceeding 90°. This process helps retain the beneficial qualities of the plant. The oil has a light garlicky smell that insects do not like. Azadirachtin is the most active component.