AASL Oil Of The Month: TerraShield!

By AASLJune 26, 2017

Stephanie Zalich, M.S. CF-SLP, Speech & Language Pathologist

We’ve been traveling a lot lately to visit family in various corners of the state. On every visit, my oldest son has asked the following questions within the first 30 minutes, guaranteed every time:  “Do you have any mosquitoes?” and “Mom, can we move here?”. If you live in swampy South Tampa, you feel my pain and if you live elsewhere you can still relate to the annoying mascot of summer: mosquitoes!

There are so many bug repellent products on the market that it can make your head spin. I’ve heard so many warnings in the past decade about this ingredient or that brand and I’m so relieved to be able say, once again, “There’s an oil for that!”
TerraShield is doTERRA’s “Outdoor Blend” and contains the following: Ylang Ylang Flower,
Nootka Wood, Cedarwood Wood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea Fruit, Arborvitae Wood
essential oils and Vanilla Bean Absolute in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil and Tamanu
Seed Oil. What you won’t find is a warning label, poison control number, or any insane
chemical names that you can’t pronounce. They even have it in a pre-made spray bottle which
is very handy. If you don’t happen to purchase the spray bottle version, you can always make
your own with the oil. I have small glass (never put essential oils in plastic) spray bottles of
TerraShield mixed with water on every porch and by every exit/entrance to my home.

I rest easy as I fumigate my children that if/when it does get into their faces/noses/mouths and of course on their largest organ, their skin that I’m putting the safest product on them.
Additionally, I also spray down our dog when she’s heading outside as well. Many folks use TerraShield as an alternative to their flea medication. (Talk about a cost savings!). Personally, I feel that the fleas are too intense here in Florida, so we use a flea mediation. However, it is a lovely 2nd line of defense for our beloved pet.

Here’s the takeaway:

  • Tis the season to either get eaten alive or be surrounding in a cloud of bug repellent. Make sure you’re using a safe and nontoxic product on your entire family this summer.
  • Check out the doTERRA product sheet on TerraShield
  • Don’t forget Fido too!

If you have questions, be sure to ask your therapist or follow your nose to the nearest All About Speech & Language Therapy Office, where essential oils are being diffused!

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