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Spring, Summer, and Fall.... lovely times to spend in the great outdoors, don't you think?  My favorite season is Fall, followed by Spring.  Can't say I really like Summer because the humidity can get ridiculously high.  High temperatures and humidity do not seem to bother a whole bunch of other outdoors lovers - BUGS! 

In this part of our country, mosquitoes are especially troublesome, so many of us will resort to bug repellants.  Problem is, most bug repellents contain dubious chemicals and we really don't want to spray or lather on these compounds.  So we may resign ourselves to swatting away those pesky bugs; I mean, what else can we do?

Well, let me introduce "Quit, you pest!"  It is over 90% organic and contains the maximum allowable amount of pure essential oils which are believed to act as great bug repellants. Why don't I say 100% organic? Because it would not be truthful.  The water is distilled but cannot be organic, and because water is one of the main ingredients, we must add a preservative.  Aloe vera is mostly water and needs a preservative. Water and preservatives cannot be organic. (Please do not let anyone tell you that vitamin E is a preservative because it is not.  Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant only).

Many of you know know that I "tell it as I see it", and I'm not about to change, so here I go, lol.......   the smell of "Quit, you pest!" isn't the greatest - well, that's my opinion.  I blame the basil essential oil for this; I love to eat basil but the essential oil isn't so inviting after all.  Ok, let's look at the ingredients:


Ingredients: Distilled water, extracts of malva flowers, hibiscus, lavender, chamomile, calendula. Aloe, shea butter. Sunflower oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, hemp oil, sesame oil, flax seed oil, palm oil. Glycerin, vitamin E.  Essential oils of lavender, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, basil, cedarwood, lemongrass, lemon. Preservative.


Now for a very important warning:



Although there have been no reported cases that I know of, the FDA recommends to NOT use lemon eucalyptus on children younger than the age of 3 years because lemon eucalyptus may cause adverse effects.

Children and pets are extremely sensitive to many ingredients, especially essential oils, so keep this product ("Quit, you pest!") and all essential oils away from the reach of children and pets! 


Always test for sensitivities (apply a very small amount to the inside of your arm and wait 48 hours; if no irritation develops, you should be safe when using the product.) 

The sensitivity test should be performed with ALL new products, not just this one.

Always consult with a medical practitioner before using this product.

Do not use if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Do not use if you are breastfeeding.

Do not use if you have any medical condition (check with your physician first).

Do not eat.

Use sparingly, no more than twice a day.

Of course, quit use if - after performing the sensitivity test - you find this product does not agree with you.

My intent here is not to frighten you, but I want you to realize that although essential oils are from nature, they can still irritate the skin if overused or misused  :-)