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15 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is one of natures miracles. It has such a diversity of usefulness and is so convenient for almost all situations. Cleaning, camping, fist aid, mosquito prevention, disease prevention… the list can go on and on. Many have become very dependent on this med kit in a bottle. Tea tree oil is the perfect addition to any medicine cabinet, fist aide kit, and even skin care routine. What is Tea Tree Oil? Tea Tree is an essential oil that is extracted from a plant native to Australia and cannot be found naturally occurring elsewhere. This amazing oil has been around for quite some time, but in the last decade people have really taken an interest...

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Should we Eradicate Mosquitos from the Face of the Earth?

Should we Eradicate Mosquitos from the Face of the Earth? What seems like an obvious answer to many might not be as easy as it sounds. So, for some, a mosquito’s life is about surviving and making more mosquitoes and in the process, Humans suffer the most from diseases like malaria, dengue fever and most recently, zika. Mosquitoes have been spreading diseases for centuries, leading to the deaths of over half-million people each year. That’s huge! So many argue for and fall under the pro argument for eradicating mosquitoes as it would indefinitely save millions of Human lives each year. However, looking at it from the con perspective, many in the animal kingdom eat...

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Osana Sale! Black Friday through Cyber Monday + Giving Tuesday!

  We’re excited to let you know about our upcoming sale starting at the end of Thanksgiving week. Get all products in the Osana store for 25% off, including subscriptions! The sale will run from Black Friday through Cyber Monday! So don’t forget to come and grab all your Osana soap and gear for the winter travel season or just for everyday use around your home.       With subscriptions included in this sale, you will be able to sign up and receive a discount on your subscription as long as it remains active. This gives you the chance to help end preventable deaths all year round while using an everyday product. Sign...

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Can We Defeat Malaria Once and for All?

  Most people in the US have heard of malaria, however most people do not know how deadly it really is (or how preventable it is). According to The World Health Organization, “Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. P. falciparum is the most prevalent malaria parasite in Africa and responsible for most malaria deaths globally. P. vivax is the dominant parasite outside of sub-Saharan Africa.“ Take a look at the graphic below for some eye opening statistics:     Although these stats are indeed depressing, according to WHO, we can easily defeat malaria. Osana is determined to help fight and prevent diseases...

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Osana Now Offers Subscriptions!

  We’re making it easier than ever to stay clean and keep those mosquitos away with our All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Soap. Osana is now offering you the chance to help people around the world in need of protection from malaria, zika and dengue, ALL YEAR AROUND.   Introducing Osana Subscriptions!   By signing up for a subscription, you save $5 on each package and will receive a package of Osana every month or quarter (whichever you choose). The best part is, you are then directly responsible for donating a bar of soap to someone in need with every delivery! How cool is that?     Grab Your Subscription Now!   And don’t forget! Every...

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How Sharing On Social Media Helps

  Have you or someone you know used Osana and had a great experience? Are you on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter? Did you know that when you purchase a package of Osana, we donate one full-sized bar of soap on your behalf to people and communities battling mosquito-borne illnesses? When you share your experience in a photo (or an emoticon!) on social media, you are not only helping spread the word about Osana, but more importantly so, you’re helping promote the donation of soap to those in need in areas where diseases and viruses like malaria, dengue fever and zika virus are a huge problem. So, sharing IS caring! Also, don’t forget to...

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Are these Health Alerts in your Vacationing Area?

Autumn has finally arrived, and we could not be more excited! With the cooler months rolling in, and the upcoming holiday season upon us, we know that winter travel vacations are right around the corner too. Whether you’re vacationing here in the United States or traveling abroad, we want to be sure everyone is keeping up-to-date with the latest health alerts in your vacationing area. As we all know, it is so important to educate yourself before a trip to make sure you and your loved ones are safe and well-informed. Below are just a few resources you can utilize to check whether your vacation destination is experiencing any health threats: First, there is...

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Tough Mudder Sponsorship

Here at Osana we are thrilled to announce we have partnered with Health 2 Humanity to co-sponsor the Tough Mudder organization. The Tough Mudder is a grueling, yet incredibly fun 10-12 mile run filled with mud, obstacles, and wonderful camaraderie. There is no official winner or clock to race against; there’s just you, your soon-to-be closest friends, and a lot of mud. The Tough Mudder is “for anyone who has ever followed their gut, tried to defy gravity, chosen ‘dare’ over ‘truth,’ taken risks, sought thrills, or is generally awesome at life.” With over 200 events since 2010 in over 6 countries, the Tough Mudder organization has hosted 2.5 million participants and raised $10...

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Osana Partners with Wanderlust Outfitters

Here at Osana we are incredibly excited to introduce one of our newest partners: Wanderlust Outfitters! About Wanderlust Outfitters Based in St. Joseph, Michigan, Wanderlust Outfitters is unlike other traditional outdoor outfitter stores. While other outfitting shops aim to draw in the experienced outdoorsman and the well-seasoned backcountry athletes, Wanderlust Outfitters ventures to serve not only these veterans, but also the under-served weekend warriors: day hikers, weekend campers, and those new to outdoor recreation. Wanderlust Outfitters makes it their top priority to be welcoming to all and extremely knowledgeable of various brands, equipment, and apparel choices, so they can assist all of their customers, regardless of their experience. After all, “wanderlust” is defined as...

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US Cities with the Most Mosquitos

Mosquitoes are a bother wherever you live, but some places are considerably worse than others. Do you know the US cities with the most mosquitos? Recently, the pest control company Orkin released its annual report of the Worst US Cities for Mosquitoes*, and Atlanta, GA, for a third year in a row, snagged the not-so-coveted number 1 slot. 1. Atlanta In this Southern metropolis where summertime highs can peak around 100 degrees, mosquitoes are a notorious nightmare. Unfortunately, recently matters have gotten worse as the specific species of Zika-carrying mosquitoes were detected in Atlanta in mid-May this year. Local officials have allocated half a million dollars to investigate this issue, but no substantial findings...

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Osana Partners with Health 2 Humanity Global

Health 2 Humanity Global: A Sustainable Hygienic Development Non-Profit Health 2 Humanity Global is a non-profit that focuses on training entrepreneurs in developing countries to have their own hygienic product businesses. Their model allows the need for hygienic solutions globally to be met, but in a sustainable way. For every bar that is sold through these businesses, the entrepreneurs donate a bar to their sponsored location within their community. Both Osana and Health 2 Humanity Global are passionate about seeing preventable diseases eradicated, but in a way that empowers people rather than victimizing them. Health 2 Humanity’s Mission Just like Osana, Health to Humanity Global exists to see preventable diseases eradicated. They believe that...

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Areas with Zika Virus

Areas with  Zika Virus There are many areas with Zika virus. As this virus continues to spread, it is getting harder to determine where and how far it will spread over time. According to the Center for disease control, below are the areas that are known for having active Zika virus:  No local mosquito-borne Zika virus disease cases have been reported in US states, but there have been travel-associated cases. Aruba Barbados Belize Bolivia Bonaire Brazil Colombia Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, US territory Costa Rica Cuba Curacao Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador French Guiana Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Jamaica Martinique Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Saint Barthélemy Saint Lucia Saint Martin Saint...

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Insects Commonly Mistaken for Mosquitoes

When summertime gets underway, it can be difficult to figure out what exactly is flying spastically around your face, into your nose, biting you, and giving you the best arm workout you’ve had in a while. When an insect is quickly darting all over your personal space, it’s easy to assume that pest is a mosquito, but don’t be so quick to judge. There are actually 7 insects commonly mistaken for mosquitoes. Insects Commonly Mistaken for Mosquitoes Crane fly:  Ranging from.25 inch to a whopping 1.25 inches in length. These doppelgangers, which are sometimes referred to as “mosquito hawks”because they are somewhat larger than the typical mosquito, will actually not bite you at all. So...

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