Monday, September 3, 2012

ASK DR DESAI? - How to Keep Ticks (and Other Arthropods) Away Naturally

How to Keep Ticks (and Other Arthropods) Away Naturally?

Insect repellent products are generally products that are applied to the skin, clothing or sprayed into homes, yards or on surfaces to discourage insects, namely arthropods, from landing on such surfaces or areas. These products help in controlling bites and outbreak of diseases such as Lyme disease, malaria, West Nile Fever, etc.
Arthropods—including mosquitos, ticks, lice, sand flies and fleas—serve as vectors, or hosts, that carry and transmit infectious pathogens into other living organisms. While there are several chemical products—such as DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) or Permethrin—may effectively keep insects at bay, the ingredients in such products usually cannot be used on very young children because of potential harmful side effects. In addition, environmentalists point out the such chemicals can contaminate our water and soil supply, negatively affecting waterways and wildlife. According to the EPA, the potential side effects of DEET include seizures and insomnia. Permethrin is classified by the EPA as a likely human carcinogen, and is extremely toxic for cats (causing feline permethrin toxicosis) and aquatic life.
Among the effective natural insect repellants or insecticidal applications are oils of neem, citronella, eucalyptus and cedar wood. At Dr. Desai Soap, products using these oils are available in bar soap, body wash, body cream, body spray as well as in a specially formulated line for four-legged family members such as dogs, cats, and horses.
Dr. Desai Soaps offers its our own line of natural (DEET-free, permethrin-free) outdoor protection, called Neem Shikakai. For more information, call 908-236-6742 or visit

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tewksbury's Desai Farms plans open house in Bernardsville

Published: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:41 AM Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:51 AM
Hunterdon County Democrat
Desai livestock
Some Desai livestock
Put on your overalls and join N.J. Audubon and Desai Farms of Tewksbury for a fun, old-fashioned day down on the farm. The event will be held June 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at N.J. Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville. Desai Farms will bring their alpaca, miniature horse, and goats. It will offer goat milking demonstrations throughout the day, and visitors can try it as well as carding wool, spinning and weaving. Learn from Dr. Desai about the benefits of Dr. Desai Soap made from goat milk. It will be available for sale.
For the past five years, Desai Farms has been a “green” farm, producing the majority of its energy needs through solar power. It produces goat milk soaps and alpaca wool winter apparel from their livestock.
The cost is $5 per car, but in the spirit of our “green” organizations, the cost is free for those arriving in “green” transportation — an alternative car (hybrid car, smart car, electric car, etc.), by people power (bicycle, roller blades, on foot, etc.), or by carpooling (in any type of car with four or more passengers).
Related topics: hunterdon-county, tewksbury

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Importance of Green Body Care


Dr. Vinay Desai“The Importance of Green Body Care"SATURDAY
Dr. Vinay Desai is a naturalist and a pharmaceutical scientist with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and an MBA. He holds 15+ patents & 15+ publications in a wide variety of scientific disciplines and has invented novel targeted therapeutic agents. Dr. Desai is the co-founder and CEO of Dr. Desai Soap which is a manufacturer of premium all natural goat’s milk ayurvedic herbal skin care solutions. Dr. Desai Soap is a Green America Approved business. Dr. Desai is a naturalist who lives on a family owned solar powered farm in Tewksbury NJ featured in the New Jersey Country Side Magazine. Through community awareness programs, Dr. Desai has helped educate people in the sustainable practices of using solar power and green personal care products