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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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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. US Cities with the Most Mosquitos 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...

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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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How to Know if you Have Zika Virus

Wondering How to Know if you Have Zika Virus? Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It is important how to know if you have the Zika virus. How to Know if you Have Zika Virus If you have recently been bitten by a mosquito, pay attention if the following symptoms occur. Fever Rash Joint pain Conjunctivitis (red eyes) Muscle pain Headache Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for about a week but it can be found longer in some people.  Illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected...

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Osana and Invictus Stop Zika Virus In Brazil

Osana anti-mosquito soap company partners with non-profit organization ‘The Invictus Initiative’ to help stop and prevent The Zika virus in Brazil. Osana and Invictus both have similar missions to help create sustainable change in communities all over the world by empowering the local people as well as stop preventable deaths. The Invictus Initiative The Invictus Initiative is a non-profit organization building unconquerable relationships that bring together the skills and resources needed to initiate sustainable solutions, improve communities, and transform lives. Invictus Initiative in Brazil This organization has been working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the last four years. They have been working in a community located in the mountain tops of Brazil through building...

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Zika Virus Protection for Summer

According to the Center for Disease Control, there are easy, effective ways to protect yourself from the Zika Virus no matter where you may be traveling. Zika Virus Protection How to Protect Yourself from Zika Virus No matter where you travel, there are certain precautions you can take to ensure you are safe, well, and healthy. Eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, as well as using the following forms of protection will give you the best chance at staying healthy all summer long! 1. Cover and Repel When going outside into a mosquito infected area, wearing long sleeves and pants as well as using a repellent gives you the best zika virus protection. We...

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Osana Anti-mosquito Soap Donates Bars to Cook Islands, HI

Lisa Shock, a resident of Captian Cook, HI reached out to us and was concerned about a Dengue outbreak in her area and was asking about Antimosquito Soap She wrote: We are fighting an outbreak of Dengue Fever here on the big Island of Hawaii, I live in one of the poorest areas: Ocean View, with many homeless people. My church ( St Judes) donates free showers to the homeless or needy people in our area once a week. If you have donated bars to distribute we could sure use all that you might want to donate. There is no Malaria here but we do have ongoing issues with dog heartworms being transmitted to...

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Osana Anti-mosquito Soap in Honduras

Recently, some individuals from William Jewell College in Missouri purchased some Osana anti-mosquito soap travel bars and donation bars to take with them on a trip to Honduras. Check out the feedback we received from one of the participants! It is amazing seeing individuals working together from all over the world to saves lives. Hi there, We’ve been back for about a week, I wanted to tell you what we’ve done with the OSANA bars we took to Honduras. By the way our team used them – they work great! We gave pretty good stack of bars to the “Office of Vinculization” (Which roughly translates to The Office of Community Development) at UNAH CURLA University...

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Zika and Pregnancy

As summer arrives and vacations abroad are being planned, pregnant woman and woman trying to conceive are curious about the effects Zika Virus and pregnancy. The Concern for Zika and Pregnancy Microcephaly is an abnormal smallness of the head, a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development. In a recent study by the Center for Disease Control reports that “scientists announced that there is now enough evidence to conclude that Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects and has been linked to problems in infants, including eye defects, hearing loss, and impaired growth. Scientists are studying the full range of other potential health problems that...

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How to Use Tea Tree Oil on the Skin

As far as essential oils go, tea tree oil goes beyond the ordinary in terms of healing and nourishing the skin. Although there are numerous ways to use tea tree oil, applying it topically on the skin may be one of the main and most effective uses. Tea tree has so many anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits that the Australian army puts it in soldiers’ first aid kits. Now, you can use tea tree oil in a variety of ways, especially to heal your skin. Tea tree oil is an excellent treatment for acne. One study found tea tree oil to be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, but without the negative side effects like redness...

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Top 7 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

There are over 500 scientific studies referring to lemon essential oils. Lemon oil is one of the most “essential” oils to have on hand because it is so effective in numerous areas including: Cleansing the body Boosting metabolism Purifying skin Lemon is best known for it’s ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and is widely used to stimulate lymph drainage. Rejuvenates energy According to a study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology last year, lemon oil may actually be the most powerful anti-microbial agent of all the essential oils. Top 7 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil Natural Disinfectant and Home Cleaning – Avoid toxic cleaning products by adding 40 drops...

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