Review: Natural Insect Repellent

Just in time for Summer and all of those nasty bugs, I have received a product for bug spray to review. Now I must say that I am very cautious in what products I put on my kids. I watch the ingredients in bug sprays and sunscreen and prefer things that are not sprays. When this product came up for a review, I made sure if fit all of my all natural criteria before putting it on my kids to try.

*Disclaimer: I was not paid by this company to write this review. I was asked to write the review and chose to share the information with all of you.*

What is this product that I am writing about?

Buzz Away Extreme Natural Insect Repellent. This product comes with towelettes and  bug spray.

The towelette ingredients in this bug spray include Castor Oil, Geranium Oil, Soybean Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Citronella Oil, Peppermint Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Lecithin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Wintergreen Oil.

The bug spray which is deet free has the following ingredients. Castor Oil, Geranium Oil, Soybean Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Citronella Oil, Peppermint Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Lecithin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Wintergreen Oil.

The recommended time of use for both the towelettes and spray is 3.5 hours before reapplication (if putting on to defend against ticks 2 hours). Caution tells you to avoid eye contact and swallowing. Just as any product, please keep away from your babies and small children who still put things in their mouths. This product is intended to wipe onto your skin. The aroma of the oils are designed to keep bugs from coming into contact with you.

I chose to put this product to the test in multiple situations. We headed to Houston not long after receiving this product and used it while we went to the zoo. Houston is a place that has a ton of mosquitoes and we needed something strong enough to fight them off. Another test was when we took our first camping trip of the season. Being out in the woods you encounter several bugs including mosquitoes and ticks. A great insect repellent is important in both of these situations.

So how did this product hold up?

Well at the zoo, it was great to defend against those annoying mosquitoes. They are everywhere and we definitely needed a bug repellent that could protect the kids against the mosquitoes.

On our camping trip, the repellent also worked great for the kids to protect them from bug bites. It lasted about four hours, just as they advertised. We were able to reapply as needed while camping.

I am happy to say this product worked great with our kids. I would recommend trying it on yourself before putting it on your kids. Buzz Away Extreme Towelettes can be ordered here.

 

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4 comments

  1. Annie says:

    I’m pregnant and worried about all the chemicals in bug spray. I’ll have to give this a try!

    • Stephanie says:

      I prefer natural insect repellents because our skin absorbs everything we put on it. I don’t like the idea of absorbing products with harsh chemicals so any natural product is better in my opinion.

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