As an Environmental Scientist and Educator, Esther created Benesafe® Solutions in line with her commitment to sustainability and passion for protecting the environment. From her education, volunteer, personal, and professional experiences, she soon recognized the negative effects of toxic and unregulated chemicals on wildlife, the soil, drinking water, plants, diseases, social injustice, the Earth, and its people.
At Benesafe® Solutions, they strive to create products that are in line with their values.
Their goal is to be mindful of our impact on our planet.
Benesafe Solutions' main ingredient is Cedarwood Oil
What Is It?
Our natural cedarwood essential oil is extracted from the wood of the juniper tree (Juniperus mexicana).
Why Do They Use It?
Cedarwood oil repels and kills scent-driven insects, such as mosquitos, fleas, and ticks. These insects, as well as many others, need the pheromone octopamine to maintain necessary life functions (respiration, metabolism, reproduction, movement, etc.) the cedarwood oil blocks the octopamine receptors causing the insects to die. Fortunately, beneficial insects like bees and butterflies are not affected.
The oil from cedarwood also alters insect pH balance, and breaks down the fat that insects need to survive, causing death. Cedarwood oil is very effective at leaching moisture from targeted insects which eventually dries them out and kills them.
Does it actually work?
See for yourself with this third-party efficacy study and report on their website.