Zika Virus Prevention

Remarle Natural Skin Care has created three different products for prevention against Mosquitoes and/or the Sun’s damaging UV rays.  Click on the links below to read more about the science behind the ingredients.

  1. Bug Spray Liquid http://remarlellc.com/products?keywords=bug+spray
  2. Shea Butter Bug Repellent http://remarlellc.com/products?keywords=bug+repellent
  3. Shea Butter Bug Repellent and SPF 25 SunBlock now in full and travel size http://remarlellc.com/products?keywords=bug+repellent


About Zika virus

Fact sheet
Updated 15 April 2016  http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/

Key facts

  • Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes.
  • People with Zika virus disease can have symptoms that can include mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days.
  • There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available.
  • The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites.
  • The virus is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.


Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.

  • Genre: Flavivirus
  • Vector: Aedes mosquitoes (which usually bite during the day with peaks during early and late afternoon/evening hours)
  • Reservoir: Unknown


Why buy natural bug spray?

Besides keeping the mosquitoes away…

It is nice knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin. Natural bug sprays and insect repellents are the preferred option if you want to minimize the amount of chemicals you and your family are exposed to. There is an array of essential oils available that have innate mosquito, flea, tick, and fly repelling properties. My Bug Spray will repel bugs for 3 hours.

Here is a customer product review posted on facebook:
“Just wanted to let you know that we are loving your natural bug spray. We use on our dog and haven’t found a tick on her since we started using it. The spray also keeps her coat super clean. She is a white shepherd and your spray keeps her white coat bright…an added plus! Thank you! ” SM- Brigantine

What is the science behind the ingredients?

I put together ingredients that not only repel those nasty bugs, but also has a pleasant smell.

Studies have shown that Peppermint Essential Oil can disrupt the Larval Cycle.  Peppermint works like larvicidal, an insecticide that kills larval pests.

Eucalyptus works best against mosquitoes, and ticks.

Lemon works best against fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks.

Cinnamon and Rosemary Oil are known to work the best against mosquitoes. 

Lemongrass helps repel Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Fleas.

Apple Cider Vinegar and White Vinegar for Green Flies, Horse Flies, and Black Flies.








Remarlé® Sun Block contains Non-Nano Zinc Oxide, the safest, most effective sunblock ingredient against UV rays

What does non-nano mean in a zinc sunblock?
A nano particle will enter the blood stream but a non-nano will not. For that reason, non-nano is safer. Nano comes from the Greek word “nanos” and means “Dwarf.” 1 nanometre = one billionth of a metre, meaning a nanoparticle is a particle smaller than 100 nanometers. Therefore a non-nano particle is larger than 100nm.

What is zinc oxide?
Zinc is a powered mineral that sits on top of the skin. It can stand alone as a sunblock because it is truly effective against UVA, UVB and even UVC rays. It has been widely used in diaper creams because of its safety and effectiveness.

Zinc Oxide Benefits:
UV Protection
According to Dr. Marilynn Syrett, zinc oxide is one of the safest ingredients for protecting the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays penetrate the skin and damage tissue, speeding up the aging process and drying the skin out. These rays also increase the risk of skin cancer. Sunscreens containing zinc oxide filter out UV rays, keeping them from penetrating the skin and causing cell damage.
Skin Healing
Zinc oxide is also effective for healing the skin. It can be used to heal wounds, reduce the tenderness associated with sunburns and soften chapped skin. Jonathan Moore, DPM, notes that people who are zinc deficient typically experience slower wound-healing times. When zinc oxide is applied to the wound area, it provides the body with the extra zinc it needs to repair skin cells. Zinc oxide helps keep the wound area moist and clean.

You can purchase Remarlé® sunblock products at http://www.remarlellc.com

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