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Can lavendar, basil, and peppermint essential oils repel insects?

insect repellents Jun 20, 2017

As a mother of three and a toxic exposures expert, I've been wondering about insect repellents. During our family's spring break vacation, we visited a high-risk area for the Zika virus.

While pregnant women and women of childbearing age are of greatest risk to the Zika virus, Zika can make anyone sick for up to a week with fever, rash, joint pain, red eyes, and other symptoms. The effects of Zika are still being studied so I was also nervous about the unknown, and potential...

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