When I was feeding our chickens at home yesterday I was swarmed by mosquitoes. Not surprising really!! The floods in Queensland and NSW, along with warmer humid conditions, provide the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. So, after the rains and the floods will be the inevitable mozzie plague. Now is the time to prepare. Lemon Scented Gum is the traditional Australian way to control mosquitoes. UAINE has been paving the way with Lemon Scented Gum for the last 5+ years as a beautiful-smelling alternative to noxious DEET or Picaridin, or chemical-smelling Citronella candles and coils. We certainly have a following who swear by Lemon Scented Gum. Due to the purity of our products, our candles can also provide a solution to mozzies when you are walking around. Dip your fingers into the liquid wax pool and rub onto exposed areas of your skin (first-timers: remember to test on the back of your hand to ensure that you have no allergies).
I'm told that there are two types of people - those who are bitten by mosquitoes and those who aren't. More recent research suggests that the ones who 'aren't bitten' actually are, or can be, bitten but they just don't react to the poison or feel the bite. Anybody can catch nasties from mozzies. While we don't have a major malaria problem in Australia, there is still Ross River Fever and the Queensland Government just confirmed the first human case of Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) yesterday in regional southern Queensland (Queensland Government, Department of Health media release 3 March 2022 - Public Health Alert). In their media release, the Queensland Government suggest 'oil of Lemon Eucalyptus' as one way to prevent mosquito bites (looks like they agree with us!!?). While symptoms can be quite mild, children and older people are at higher risk of developing more severe illness.
We have eased the way for you to try or buy Lemon Scented Gum with the recently announced free gift of our lovely new 50+hour Matt Black Travel Tins. Perfect for the outdoor setting or your next BBQ. Any purchase over $80 receives a free Lemon Scented Gum Travel Tin (50 hour candle). Use code: NATURALLY when you check out and we will include the gift at despatch.
We now also have available Lemon Scented Gum in our fabulous new 70 hour black jar candles and our 70+ hour double wicked black jar candles. Use indoors or outdoors. We look forward to providing you with a safer, healthier 2022.