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.