Body Lotion with Citronella, Lemongrass & Tea Tree
We first developed this product when we lived in Cyprus, where there are numerous biting insects like mossies, horseflies, no-see-ums and sandflies. We wanted a natural, gentle insect repellant which didn’t contain harmful chemicals.
Our Body Lotion base is over 89% organic, with a base which includes oodles of Cocoa butter & Shea butter. It’s light, non-greasy formula is easily absorbed into the skin. We’ve added essential oils of Citronella & Lemongrass (which have been used for centuries as insect repellents) and We’ve a few drops of antiseptic Tea Tree, to help with any existing bites. Apply in the evening after a bath or shower, on slightly damp skin, for maximum absorption.
Shea Butter (organic); Extracted from the nut of the Mangifolia trees which grow wild in the African savannah, this contains several fatty acids which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity.
Cocoa Butter (Organic); This is a wonderful moisturiser for dry, itchy, chapped or sunburned skin.
Aloe Vera (Organic); Used in the Mediterranean region for thousands of years, we’ve added this for its anti-inflammatory & soothing properties.
Essential oils; Citronella & Lemongrass have been used for centuries to deter several different biting insects. Tea Tree has naturally antiseptic qualities.