The Friendly Way to Bite Back

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 25, 2009 10:01 am

Summer is not over yet!  Go on a spontaneous weekend getaway to camp, hike, and explore the great outdoors.  As my Father rightfully  reminds and encourages me, there’s time if you make time. 

With that said, the next time you hit the trails, I encourage you to go natural.  Staying bug bite-free in the mountains isn’t always easy.  Now you can keep pesky critters away with environmentally friendly repellent.  Most insect repellents contain the chemical DEET aka N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics have studied DEET and believe it to be safe to use.  However, people who apply repellent with DEET once a day for five days or longer are prone to psychological problems, rashes, dizziness, headache, and nausea, among other symptoms.  Let’s get real, if you’re on a biking or camping trip, you could very well apply repellent more than once a day throughout your trip.  Now consider how many times one applies repellent on a weekend vacation or during a week’s stay in the mountains.  That’s a lot of DEET…

Various green insect repellents are readily available.  Many of these products contain peppermint, geranium, and lemongrass oils.  Whether you’re coming or going, we have a proactive and reactive solution for your repelling needs.  Check out Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent.  Yes, it actually keeps the bugs at bay and is DEET-free. 

However, it’s possible you forgot to bring such a magical solution and are in search of relief.  Burt’s Bees Bug Bite Relief is sure to alleviate discomfort.

There’s a friendly way to kill bugs.  Eco-friendly, that is.  What will they think of next?

Thanks Burt’s Bees, you really do contribute to The Greater Good™.