I have to share this with you all– mosquitoes love Maylee and I. We spend every summer suffering from bites. Maylee, in particular, gets bitten badly. I’ve experimented over the years with herbal insect repellents and have had limited success.
At the advice of our advisory board member, Dr. Alan Greene (see our August issue in “Bug Off”), I went looking for oil of lemon eucalyptus. I couldn’t find it, so I decided to try Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent instead. I’ve been using this on Maylee everyday when she goes to camp and she’s been mosquito bite-free!
This past weekend, we put it to the ultimate test– we went biking together at dusk (notoriously the worst time for mosquitoes). As soon as we went outside, the pests attacked us both. I ran in the house, got the Burt’s Bees and sprayed us, then went riding. NO MORE MOSQUITO BITES!! It was absolutely amazing!
Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent is all natural, DEET-free and is made with various oils including lemongrass oil. I found it in Whole Foods Market, but you can also buy it on Burt’s Bees‘ website. Let me know what you think about this product; if it works for you, too. I’m so happy to have a non-toxic way to battle bugs!
Mother of Maylee and CEO & Publisher of Kiwi Magazine