Candy St. Martine-Pack, owner of GSL Organics & Boutique, in Lansdale, has developed an all-natural tick and insect repellent for the summer season called Bite NO More. Made of a proprietary blend of jojoba, grapeseed, sweet almond, lemongrass, citronella, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus and cedarwood oils, the natural and organic essential ingredients in the spray are safe for children and pets.
“Ticks are on the rise and we have seen more customers with tick bites than ever before,” says St. Martine-Pack. Each 3.5 oz. bottle of Bite NO More is paraben-, SLS-, gluten- and DEET-free and works to repel insects such as flies, mosquitoes and ticks by using pure, essential oils.
As an oil-based product, it is best sprayed on hands and ankles or applied to skin in a light mist. “Do not spray directly on clothing, tables, chairs, tents or backpacks,” advises St. Martine-Pack. “We recommend spraying a little on the hands, rubbing together, then applying to clothing.”
Bite NO More is a vegan product that’s safe to use frequently on people and pets for long, outdoor excursions or short trips in high-risk areas. It can be purchased in-store or online.