Active Ingredient: Organic Clove Oil.
Other ingredients: Clean water, tinctures of Callicarpa americana L. (American beautyberry) and Morella cerifera L. (Southern wax myrtle).
For babies older than 3 months, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) recommends a safe dilution ratio of .5% to 1% pure essential oils. Protect™ Children's Natural Insect Repellent contains less than 1% essential clove oil. Essential oils should not be used at all directly on infants under 3 months old.
For infants 0 to 3 months old, spray the surrounding area where the infant will be placed outdoors. Wait 10 minutes for the spray to settle. After 10 minutes, place the infant in the area that was previously sprayed in a carriage on a blanket.
Caution: Avoid contact with skin.
Individuals with clove or eugenol sensitivities should not use this product. As with the use of any new product, a patch test is recommended.
Patch test method
Store between 40° and 85° F. Keep away from flame. For topical application only.
Protect™ Children’s Natural Insect Repellent contains less than 1% clove oil by volume. The ingredients in Protect™ are classified by The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA as minimum risk pesticides and products containing them are exempt from the requirements of FIFRA. Essential oils and natural extractives (including distillates) are generally recognized as safe for their intended use, within the meaning of the FIFRA Act. [21 CFR 182.20 (4/1/97)]*.
The state of California requires that products containing eugenol in greater than 8.5% strength carry the warning, "Keep Out of the Reach of Children". Protect contains <1% eugenol in the form of clove essential oil.