Did you Know...
most of the popular insect repellents contain mostly
alcohol and less than 10% of the actual repellent? After
a few minutes, there is hardly any active ingredeint
left on your skin!
By nature alcohol
causes the pores of your skin to open. Thus with an alcohol
based repellent, more repellent gets absorbed into your
body. The EPA proves this causes NO adverse affects to your
body, but there is that much less repellent to work against
at a faster rate than water. When the alcohol evaporates,
DEET goes along for the ride. Therefore with an alcohol
based repellent, you get a great repellent initially, but
it will not last as long as a water based.
has made major advancements in its GreenHead brand tick
and insect repellents. Water is replacing alcohol in the
new GreenHead 30. Because water does not evaporate as quickly
as alcohol, dermal absorption will be reduced. The need
to frequently reapply the repellent will also be reduced.
Thus, GreenHead 30 will be an appropriate choice for protecting
children as well as adults.
a strong aroma providing the traditional "insect repellent"
smell. The water-based formula isn't as strong and much
ALLOWS LESS ABSORPTION OF DEET
ABSORPTION MEANS HIGHER EFFICACY - WATER BASED FORMULAS
DEET FORMULAS ARE MUCH LESS FLAMMABLE THAN ALCOHOL
PRODUCTS ARE SAFER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT; THEY CONTAIN
NO VOC'S (VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS)
AGENT ESTER ETHYL IS A LACTIC ACID PRODUCED BY FERMENTATION
OF SUGAR; AIDS IN LOWER RATE OF ABSORPTION