Mosquitoes, black filthy flies and ticks! Ahhh, Summertime is HERE!! The best part of my new home is the deck (and of course the hot tub 🙂 ) But with sitting on the deck, comes the horrid flying insects. I HATE insects and certainly do NOT like them coming anywhere near me or my family.
Most insect repellents are quite dangerous for your skin, if you really read up on the ingredients. My kids have VERY sensitive skin, so anything that is has harsh chemicals or even chemicals for that matter, will not go on my children’s skin. I was pleased to come across a product called “Buzz Away”. Buzz Away carries products that are DEET-free and natural.
I was sent a bottle of the DEET-free Buzz Away Extreme Natural Insect Repellent spray and a container of the DEET-free Buzz Away Extreme Towelettes to review. They arrived rather quickly, which is nice for that to always happen, and instantly noticed the green and white pleasant-looking containers they came in.
The little tub is really nice, because it is a perfect size for travel as well as for home. It fits nicely in your bag and out the door you go. No messy drips to deal with. The towelettes are a good size and go a long way. They are strong too and don’t dry out or break down easily. The spray is nice for home (or away) and sprays on easily and then I just quickly rubbed it into our skin. I did not care for the scent too much only because it reminded me of Pinesol, yucky! But it is not potent, just a pinesol scent.
The results of wearing this stuff outside all day? All I can say is that our day was NOT filled with swatting those annoying bugs away. In fact, it was funny, when I would walk towards a creepy long-legged mosquito eater, that sucker (literally, lol) would fly away from ME! Ha! Loved this part 🙂 So this really does work. As for skin sensitivity, it was alright. My kids skin or mine, did not react any different to this product. So, all is good and I recommend this product.
The Buzz Away is a natural insect repellent. It is sweat proof and waterproof.
A bit about Buzz Away (taken from their site):
Buzz Away Spray:
Our new Buzz Away Extreme is the most powerful natural mosquito repellent available. This DEET-free formula, in the spray bottle or handy towelette wipe, combines our essential plant oils with soy bean and geranium oil for the longest lasting natural protection available. Our mosquito repellent works for up to 4 hours against mosquitoes, up to 2.5 hours on ticks, and also repels fleas, gnats and flies. Non-greasy, pleasant aroma, great for families. Fisherman – did you know DEET repellents repel fish too? It’s true – but not Buzz Away.
- Up to 4 Hour Protection from Mosquitoes
- Up to 2 1/2 hours Protection from Ticks
- The Buzz Away Extreme Formula repelled mosquitoes for up to 8.5 hours
in USDA test.
- University of Guelph found the Buzz Away Extreme formula to be 92% effective after 3 hours (Compared to Off! Skintastic’s 79%).
Guelph Field Study USDA Test Tick Study
Why risk using chemical products when our effective natural repellent is equal to the job.
Soybean Oil, Geranium Oil, Castor Oil, Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Benzoic Acid. In a blend of Essential Oils of Wintergreen, Citronella, Cedarwood, Peppermint, and Lemongrass. (Patented base HOMS)
Buzz Away Towelettes:
Same great formula as our regular towelettes but in this ultra convenient baby wipe style dispenser. Pull ‘em out one a time apply this gentle formula to your exposed skin. Easy to use on children, and Eco-friendly. The towelettes are 100% DEET-free and use the same formula as the spray.
Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Geranium Oil, Castor Oil, Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Sodium bicarbonate, Citric Acid, benzoic Acid. In a blend of Essential Oils of Wintergreen, Citronella, Cedarwood, Peppermint and Lemongrass. (Patented base HOMS® formula*)
Buzz Away has other great products too! Just visit their site to check them out and purchase! Grab a $1.50 off Coupon of Buzz Away!
I was sent the above two products to review and keep. This is my experiences with these products and yours may be different, thanks!