In the northern hemisphere, warmer weather and outdoor activities are rapidly approaching – and the annoying insects may be making themselves more apparent. (We always have this situation in the tropics, but the DENGUE mosquitoes seem to be quite prevalent now as well . . . )
What can we do???
THE most important thing to consider may be ALKALIZING THE BODY as insects love acidic blood that is high in sugar!!! As a former “sugar addict”, I vividly remember times when I would be standing in a group of people and be “eaten alive” by insects when no one else was affected! I was a bit to stubborn to believe that what I ate had anything to do with it. However, when I cleaned up my diet and eliminated sugar, “suddenly” the insects were not as attracted to me!!! Hummmmmm . . . I know, I never stop talking about it, do I??? It just appears that every challenge is exacerbated by the body being more acidic – and sugar is without a doubt the most significant factor . . .
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Of course there ARE essential oils that will support us in warding off the pesky little insects – and some of the larger ones as well. Personally I have found these oils applied BEFORE going out and FREQUENTLY to be effective, but I have noticed that in different localities, some oils are more effective than others . . .
- PALO SANTO
I like to select 1-2 of these oils and apply them topically – just 3-4 drops around ankles, wrists, back of neck, and then just brush hands over body. It can also be helpful to put a few drops into a 30ml spray bottle (I use the empty Thieves Spray bottles for this) and add pure water.
Note: it requires shaking before using each time as the essential oil does NOT mix with the water.
I was hesitant to try LAVENDER as I had avoided the “sweeter smelling floral essential oils”, feeling that they would attract insects rather than repel them. To my amazement, I have found that it is my FAVORITE one as it is also wonderful for skin and has antihistamine properties. I also love the aroma . . .
Gary Young has found that PALO SANTO is a wonderful option in Ecuador – by far his top choice.
Just be sure NOT to mention ANY “disease names” or “conditions” . . .
Please don’t “forget” the important component about S U G A R . . .