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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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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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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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