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Dengue: Alternative to Mosquito Repellent

With the increasing number of Dengue cases in Singapore, it is important to have mosquito repellent on you at all times. But the ones on the market contain a lot of chemicals and it may not even work.

If you’re not a big fan of stickers, bracelets or sprays, you may be interested in something a little more natural yet effective and comfortable. A body mist or a body lotion is an easy way of protecting yourself and ensuring that you have every inch of your skin covered to prevent mosquito bites. Add a little bit of Lemongrass in it and it is the perfect natural mosquito repellent.


Lemongrass has been used for centuries to heal wounds and prevent infections. It has a wide array of benefits that can be used from head to toe. However, in regards of dengue and viral diseases, it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and a pain reliever that can help to ease symptoms of said diseases.

The best part of it is Lemongrass is the best ingredient for an effective mosquito repellent. It has a bright and fragrant scent that is almost lemony, which repels the mosquitoes. It contains insecticidal properties that gives it the ability to repel mosquitoes and other insects. The pungent smell of the Lemongrass deters mosquitoes away from attacking you. Regular use of it applied topically allows protection for up to 95% for about 3 hours.

With a body mist or a body lotion, it is easy to load up and refresh every few hours to ensure you have the protection you need. Aside from taking the preventative measures laid out by the government, you can apply the body mist or lotion topically everyday as extra precaution.
HYSSES' Lemongrass Body Mist
HYSSES' Lemongrass Body Lotion

You can either make your own D.I.Y blend with a Lemongrass essential oil or get your hands on HYSSES’ Lemongrass Body Mist and Body Lotion from our eStore now.

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