(July 28, 2014 ) Maple Valley , Washington -- The ever-vigilant consumers are seeking healthier and safer purchasing options; however, with the widespread presence of chemicals in almost all household products, it is not always an easy quest. One such product which every household needs is an insect repellant. The majority of repellants available in the market today contain DEET, a man-made chemical whose improper use can be extremely harmful. Ovvio Oils, maker of essential oils' blend Inhale, is offering consumers a safer option - Prevent, a 100% natural insect repellant made from premium oils. "People are always looking out for ways to replace chemicals in their house with natural alternatives. We have created a repellant that is not only effective against insects and bugs, but is also safe and gentle," Dayna Slater, founder and owner of Ovvio Oils said. Prevent contains the oil of Lemon Eucalyptus that contains citronella, a powerful natural repellant. The Centre of Disease Control (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have both recognized its effectiveness against mosquitoes with CDC saying it is as effective as DEET. Excessive use of DEET has been linked to dangerous side effects like memory loss, shortness of breath, weakness, muscle and joint pain, and tremors. Because Prevent uses only botanical extracts, it has no side effects and can be safely used on children and pets. The active ingredients in the blend are Castor Oil, Lemon Eucalyptus, Cedar, Lemongrass, and Eucalyptus. Olive, Cherry Kernel, Rapeseed Oil, Bergamot, Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Herbal extracts are the inactive ingredients. Together, these oils form a potent blend that offers protection against a number of insects, including mosquitoes that carry deadly diseases like the West Nile Virus, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Also, these ingredients are extracted from plants grown in their native region, which means the blend carries diverse genetic traces making it effective against a wider range of insects and bugs. Prevent is free from alcohol, synthetic pesticides and any animal-based product. It has a fresh, citrusy smell that is unlikely to cause the user any discomfort. Prevent can be directly sprayed on the skin; it offers protection for 4-6 hours.