I’m getting some emails from people who want to know EXACTLY what the 100% natural ingredients in Repell-em products are, so here is this post again, with all the details!
Repell-em products repel almost all insects and animals, so they must be made out of some pretty poisonous ingredients, right?
Oh, so WRONG!
Repell-em products are 100% safe; you can eat off them, you can sleep on them, you can sit on them, you can harbor them inside your home knowing they are not only perfectly safe but also knowing that they are KEEPING you safe from unwanted animals, stinky smells, and insects and all the disgusting diseases and itchiness they can cause.
A house with Repell-em products in it is a cleaner, better-smelling, safer house.
And about those ingredients that make Repell-em products the extremely successful products that they are? Let’s check them out, just to make sure they’re all right for you to keep near your children.
“Peppermint.” Well, they make candy out of peppermint, so it must be entirely edible. Plus, peppermint smells really, really nice. So far, so good.
“Citronella.” We already know this keeps insects away because it’s so commonly used in outdoor candles. Completely harmless to humans. Well, we use it in Repell-em products, too. We’re still good.
“Rosemary.” Makes me remember the Simon and Garfunkle song, “Scarborough Fair.” Rosemary is a very edible herb. No danger yet.
“Cloves.” Mmm, I love to smell cloves. I put cloves in pumpkin pie, and persimmon pudding, and sweet-and-sour cocktail meatballs. In other words, cloves are edible, too.
“Geranium.” My mother always has huge pots of geraniums on either side of her front door in the summertime. They’re beautiful. They’re also perfectly safe; people even make tea out of them. Safe, safe, safe.
“Lemon.” Lemons are citrus fruits and people love to squeeze the juice and make lemonade. Everybody loves lemonade. Lemonade, lemon pie, lemon pudding. . . . you get the picture. Another absolutely safe ingredient.
“Apple.” Unless you’re Adam or Eve, apples aren’t going to cause you any harm. In fact, apples will keep the doctor away! Apples are healthy; one of the healthiest fruits out there. If apples are one of the Repell-em ingredients, then Repell-em must surely be a safe product.
All of these very natural, very safe ingredients, plus a little mineral oil, are what Repell-em products are made of. There is nothing remotely toxic, in any way, about any of them. It’s the combination that makes the bags repellent to insects and animals, even while the combined aroma of the bags is VERY pleasant to human noses.