Loved this idea of a plant based repellent, but didn’t love it!
Completely Deet free and natural plant based. I have very sensitive skin and many other repellent products can give me acne, rashes, and itchiness. This one was a big find because I got none of that stuff!
You apply this product by spraying it onto your skin. It is so much easier than the previous squirt bottles that I have been used to. I even had a repellent that came with a drip top! This was much better. I did have to smother it a little bit around the skin so that it would smooth out the oil.
The liquid is a little yellow, but it did not stain anything. My clothes were not discolored, nor did the bracelet I was wearing change color.
I love that it doesn’t have Deet in it. Instead, it uses plant materials like lemon and eucalyptus. Even without this Deet, the bugs stayed away. I was so impressed because I wasn’t sure that these plant repellents would deter them very much but I came home without a bite on my. We were travelling with some other little ones and they came home without bites also.
It claims to last up to 6 hours. My experience was that it did a great job for the period of time. I didn’t feel like I had to reapply. Of course, it did not rain while I was there, but I think it held up to its advertising.
The smell wasn’t too bad. Some people around me asked, “what is that smell?” a couple of times. I told them what it was and they weren’t too surprised. They reassured me that it didn’t smell bad, but I wander if that was the truth. Honestly, I don’t think it smells bad but it does have a little herbel hint.
I like that they didn’t use the Deet, but I would try a different one before settling on a favorite. This one does a great job, but I would like to see if there is one out there that is slightly more subtle.