• Mosquito and Bug Protection

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    It is that time again for those pesky little buggers that ruin BBQ's, soccer games and any outdoor fun or event.  But did you know that using conventional bug sprays can cause lots of harm.

    Most of the conventional bug sprays that you will find in stores are made with N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET. While this ingredient is effective for repelling mosquitoes and other bugs, there are at least eighteen known cases of children experiencing adverse neurological effects from DEET powered bug spray, according to the EPA. It is likely that there are many other, unreported cases as well.

    All of the ingredients in Just Skin Food’s Mosquito-b-Gone lotion bar are MBGnon-toxic. Simple herbs such as organic catnip mint, organic eucalyptus, organic lemon balm and organic rosemary make up this nourishing and effective repellent product. Not only is the scent of our product lovely but it is also non-toxic and non-irritating.

    Our Just Skin Food lotion bars, are designed to coat the skin with a protective layer that will nourish and moisturize the skin as an added layer of bug protection, thanks to ingredients like organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil infused with peppermint, catnip mint, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, lemon balm, rosemary, shea butter, neem oil, and a special blend of essential oils.

    Neem oil is also used for protection against ticks and it is par excellence to any deterrent to any sort of bugs. Your pets will also be protected if you use neem oil straight up  on their coats.

    We have had many happy customers over the years who have been thrilled, here is just one of them:

    “I visited Green Street Market and found a beautiful display of salves.

    After reading about them all, I purchased several. One for my brother’s back pain, (Joint Relief Salve) the other for a friend’s psoriasis, (Psoriasis and Eczema Salve) the other for my husband’s splinters (Ouchy Grouchy) and one more for my fun summer night concerts with the mosquito (mosquito B- gone).

    Each of these products did what is said it would do, and everyone was impressed! We are still using them today and will continue as needed.

    -Christine Meehan

    If you happen to forget your mosquito protection at home you can keep Just Skin Food’s Ouchy Grouchy Salve on hand. This product is an excellent first aid that brings relief to any skin inflammation and helps with all kinds of stings to stop itching and irritation. Many of our Organic Essential Oils can also be used as a repellent such as our Lemongrass oil and Geranium Rose oil, don't forget you must use a carrier oil with essential oils, never put essential oils directly on skin.  Essential Oils must be diluted with water in a spray bottle or in a carrier skin oil.

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  • Summertime fun... part 1

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    My Seasonal Products of Poison Ivy Salve, Mosquito-b-Gone and my Natural & Organic Sunscreen lotion bars have been in stores for about 2 weeks now.

    Actually, at the time I started writing this I had stock on my mosquito-b-gone but as of this past weekend all of my mosquito-b-gone lotion bars are already out of stock.  More will be made this week and back in stock.  This brings me to highlight my Mosquito-b-Gone...

    Anyone that uses any kind of bug spray should really read the ingredients.

    • Most conventional bug sprays for personal use are laced with N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET, as it's commonly known.   DEET, which is designed to repel, rather than kill insects has been linked to neurological problems; just to state a few FACTS, according to the EPA, at least 18 different cases of children suffering adverse neurological effects were reported and who knows how many others that go under reported or unreported.

    My Mosquito-b-Gone ingredients are all non-toxic with very simple herbs that nature has provided to help with those pesky little buggers - no pun intended during our summertime.

    IMG_3126My lotion bars are even more effective at keeping bugs away than regular bug spray.  The bars coat the skin with a  protective layer, it also nourishes and moisturizes. No drying of skin like those conventional bug sprays.

    •  Ingredients:  organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil infused with peppermint, catnip mint, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, lemon balm, rosemary, shea butter, neem oil, with a special blend of essential oils, candelilla wax and vitamin E.

    My special blend of essential oils list was too long to add on my label so just made it as a special blend but here are the actual ingredients, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Lavender, Litsea,  Patchouli, Catnip, Geranium Rose.

    Benefits & Features:

    • It Smells nice!  It doesn't have that synthetic citronella candle scent because it is real citronella essential oil.
    • organic and naturally grown ingredients
    • DEET free
    • Non-toxic
    • Non-chemical
    • Non-irritating
    • Vegetable and plant based ingredients
    • Safe and gentle does not cause any neurological problems.
    • Neem oil is an excellent "smelly" oil that repels not just mosquitoes but ticks and fleas as well.

    Simple Tip:

    • Garlic capsules also help repel insects by making the skin smell unattractive to bugs.

    Someone asked me why I do not make my Mosquito-b-Gone in a spray bottle.  Well, like all of my products, none contain water and in order not to use any type of preservative no water can be added to it. Once you add water to any lotion, or spray then a preservative must be added - a chemical one for that matter- in order for mold NOT to grow.

    Also, I would have to use a plastic spray bottle and I will not use any plastic "green" by-product for my products.  Plastic is not "green" nor natural- it's a petroleum product.  When the plastic bottle gets heated in someway it will always release chemicals into whatever is inside. NO THANK YOU!

    You can make your own bug spray using organic essential oils with water and spray it, but after 24 to 48 hours mold will start to develop. So you need to use it up fairly quickly.

    Ouchy Grouch Salve

    To complement my mosquito-b-gone, don't forget ouchy grouchy salve in case you have forgotten  your mosquito-b-gone at home.

    IMG_2903 Ouchy Grouchy Salve is an excellent first aid that brings relief to any skin inflammation and helps with all kinds of stings.   Stops those bumps and itching from mosquitoes.  It works wonderfully on drawing out poisons from wasp, bees and other stings. Both are a great have for summertime fun.

     

    Find these products here or online www.justskinfood.com.

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  • Seasonal Products

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    After sometime trying to get the right mix of ingredients to be used in my new "Green" packaging for the New Lotion Bar style, and also getting ready for Spring/Summer season, it is finally done.

    [caption id="attachment_1007" align="aligncenter" width="527"]Mosquito-b-Gone New formula with added ingredients to become a Lotion Bar. Poison Ivy Salve, Mosquito-b-Gone, Natural and Organic Sunscreen[/caption]

    Please note that the poison ivy salve will remain in a tin.

     

    IMG_3120The "Green" packaging is an Eco push-up tube paperboard.  These containers are crafted from 100% paperboard, which is a renewable, biodegradable and recyclable material. Each paper tube includes a snug fitting cap. The tubes have a free-moving paperboard disk at the tube's base that pushes upwards to dispense the product. And it features an oil-resistant barrier, making it ideal and great for carrying Lotion Bars.  You can just throw them into a bag and take along.  The snug fitting cap also has a disk so you can push down the Lotion Bar without ever touching the product.

    They are so COOL to handle and fun to use.  The labels are also waterproof which is great for summertime.

    Take a look at what they are and what ingredients they have... (I will send out a more in-depth description of each product's ingredients, benefits and features shortly).  They will be available soon in stores listed on my website.

    You can also order directly online at www.justskinfood.com.  Poison Ivy Salve is already available online, but both Lotion Bars will be available to order online in about a week.

     

    Poison Ivy Salve

    IMG_0259Three powerful herbs that have been proven to stop or prevent poison ivy. Once you use jewel weed you'll NEVER use anything else! So don't let the fear of Poison Ivy keep you out of Natures most beautiful places! The combination of these 3 herbs and essential oils will give you peace of mind that you will have relief if you come in contact with poison ivy, poison oak or sumac.

    Ingredients:  Organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil infused with jewel weed, sage, plantain. Essential oils of peppermint and lavender. Local beeswax and vitamin E.

    Mosquito-b-Gone 

    IMG_3126These lotion bars are even more effective at keeping bugs away than regular bug spray, probably because they actually coat the skin with a protective layer. They are easy to take along and the kids can apply it themselves.

    Instead of being filled with chemicals and toxins like conventional bug sprays, this lotion bar actually nourishes and moisturizes the skin while protecting it.

    Ingredients:  (New and Improved Formula) Organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil infused with peppermint, catnip mint, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, lemon balm, rosemary, shea butter, neem oil, with a special blend of essential oils, candelilla wax and vitamin E.

    Natural and Organic Sunscreen -SPF30

    IMG_3125You can feel assured that you are using a sunscreen that is chemical free and safe for all.

    Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter. 35% natural non-nano zinc oxide, local beeswax, non-gmo vitamin E.

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  • Mosquito -B- Gone

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    Summer Only

     

         Mosquito – B – Gone

    This special balm of various infused herbs and combination essential oils will be available soon.  Keep a look out for it. We will announce when it is finally in stores, hopefully within a week. The formulation needs time to brew and time to infuse. Yes it will be Vegan - with a special organic wax from Brazil. Together with our Ouchy Grouchy Salve and our newest Mosquito-B-Gone Balm it should cover the summer blues with our friendly flying insects. Remember,  apply as often as needed. Mosquito – B – Gone will be available only during the summer months and only at GREEN STREET MARKET while supply lasts.  It will only be in 1.oz size.

    Ouchy Grouchy Salve (vegan)

    Ingredients Chickweed, Rosemary, Manuka Oil, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Candelilla Wax, Vitamin E Description Excellent first aid healing herbs that bring rapid relief to any skin inflammation while soothing the area.  It helps draw out poisons from bees, wasps and mosquitos.  It is also great for blisters, boils, and abscesses, and drawing out stubborn splinters. Don't Forget to Follow Us:              

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