AlchePharma's Herbalist Bug Shield blend of essential oils designed for topical use utilizes a traditional blend of oils that have historically been used as natural bug repellants. This blend has had much success with landscapers, firefighters, hikers, or anyone else that enjoys the outdoors without using harsh chemical repellants.
This essential oil is steam distilled from the leaf and purity tested through the following 3 methods.
Organoleptics – uses taste, color, and smell as quality markers in raw materials and finished goods.
FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) – helps identify chemicals or compounds.
GC (gas chromatography) – measures chemical spectrum and potency, and is often used for testing essential oils.