BUGGER OFF SPRAYThis range of products was developed in the wildlife reserves of the South African Lowveld where effective insect repellents are essential. Formulated by professional chemists and produced by a renowned pharmaceutical company, BUG-GEROFF answers the need for an effective natural way of repelling insects.
It has the essential oils, Lanoline and Shea Butter that make it completely safe to use on sensitive skin and young children. The essential oils used are citronella, lemon, eucalyptus, geranium and lemon grass. These in themselves are effective insect repellents, a combination of which are used in all our products. However the main active ingredient used in BUGGER OFF is oil extracted from the khaki weed called Tagetes Oil. Together they are a formidable deterrent.
Origins of Tagetes Oil: Known in South Africa as “Khakibush”, it is now also grown in France and
North America. A weed with a deeply divided deep-green feathery leaves and numerous yellowish-orange carnation like flowers. The leaves and flowers are a good insect repellent and are often seen
hanging from the native huts to deter swarms of flies and mosquitoes. In a 5% dilution Tagetes oil has been used to kill maggots in open wounds. Fresh Khakibush is packed in dog’s blankets to keep them free of fleas and ticks. It is also inter-planted with organic crops to keeps bugs off vegetables
and fruit. Therapeutic properties are anti-infectious, anti-microbial, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, antiseptic and sedative. Tagetes Oil is valuable in keeping insects at bay and can help with parasitic and fungal infections. It is useful in cases of skin infections and has a healing effect on wounds, cuts, callouses and bunions.