Battle of organic insect repellents

Protect your child and yourselves from dengue-carrying mosquitoes and other insects by using these organic and natural insect repellents. Even adults can use these products because its safer and natural unlike those DEET-containing insect repellents. Studies have shown the harmful effects of DEET in our bodies, imagine applying DEET-containing products im our skin! Now, we can all put our worries aside because more and more manufacturers/entrepreneurs are leaning towards natural products.

The three organic/natural products I’ve tried and tested for myself are Indigo Baby’s Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me, Giga Baby’s Lemon-scented Baby Insect Repellant Spray and Messy Bessy’s insect repellent.

Indigo Baby Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

Indigo Baby (http://indigomanila.multiply.com/)

For those of you tired of that strong citronella smell, this lavender, geranium, eucalyptus & citronella-based insect repellent is heaven in a bottle! Shoo Fly Don’€™t Bother Me will keep those pesky mosquitoes away from you and your loved ones.

This insect repellent frm Indigo Baby tops my list. I love the milky formulation and stays true to its claim that it’s non-sticky. It’s easily absorbed by the skin. More expensive than other brands, Php 180 for a 60 ml. spray bottle.

Giga Baby Insect Repellant Spray

GIGA Baby (http://giga.com.ph/)

A mild blend of essential oils in a fruit extract distillate base intended to drive away those pesky insects. Smells good too and is non staining on baby’s clothes and linen.

If it’s safe for babies, then it’s safe for adults too. This can be used for newborn babies too, but I suggest spraying them on babies clothes instead for safety purposes. I love the lemon scent of this spray, reminds me of Halls Honey Lemon candy. I’m sure kids won’t be bothered smelling like candy, instead of citronella scent. The spray is non-sticky too! More affordable than Indigo Baby’s, you can check out their stores in SM Malls.

Messy Bessy Insect Repellent Spray

Messy Bessy (http://www.messybessy.com/)

Our INSECT REPELLENT is a special lab-tested non-sticky, non-stinky formula. We used Andiroba or Carapa Tree Nut Oil from Brazil. This oil magically suppresses the appetite of the insects, and therefore they won’t feel like snacking on you!!!

You can spray this on your skin, clothes, furniture and around the home. Feel free to spray it on table tops too, to ward of flies.

The non-sticky claim is so not true, I find this sticky on my skin and the alcohol content and scent is overpowering. Messy Bessy is a cute name for a product but I won’t buy this again albeit it’s also affordable. I’d stick with Indigo Baby or Giga Baby insect repellent sprays.

How about you? What organic/natural insect repellents do you use? Share your feedbacks….

Comments

  1. I recommend bgone lotion.
    1.it is non-sticky
    2.the smell is not overpowering, it actually has a very pleasant scent. it has neem, andiroba, and citronella all in one.
    3.It is marketed as a lotion, oil based repellant turns me off.
    4.It is organic and made by a local company that has an advocacy in using everything organic.
    5. It can reapplied every hour without fear of causing disorders because of the absence of DEET.
    6. It lasts from 4 – 10 hours.
    7.It’s cheap too! the lotion pump of bgone comes out as P1.94 per ml compared to the Off lotions’ P1.39 per ml.

    I bought these and use it for my baby. They have a liquid concentrate with its versatile functions that I use to fumigate the house safely. 1 part to 10 parts water, not bad in the savings department.

    I got these as I made research on available insect repellant products on the net. My criteria were::
    a. safe and non-toxic for babies
    b. natural ingredients
    c. non-greasy (don’t you get tired of the oily stuff when it comes to natural)
    d. pleasant smell (citronella alone is too strong)
    e. economical or affordable at least.
    f. lasts long
    g. locally made (we know imported means expensive)

    So I found this product. and I’m recommending it!
    You can ask me how to get hold of these products through my email mjcatipon@yahoo.com

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  2. I never applied mosquito repellents on my baby. My best solution – mosquito nets! But thanks for posting this up. I am an OFF person but I’ll see if it contains DEET…

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  3. Yup, I do find the strong citronella scent…well…repelling! hehe…I could try the other options you presented…wow, a lavender scent would be good. I’ll try the patches too. thanks 🙂

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  4. Mommy Soul says:

    I bought Chicco Zzz to think it will work but its no good. my son still always have a lot of mosquito bites and Im super worried. we use lysol, nets, patches and chicco zzz still he is bitten by mosquitoes. Can anyone tell me where we can buy shoo fly dont bother me or other mosquito repellents here in manila? Please? Thanks.

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    hbgeek Reply:

    Hi Mommy Soul,

    You can try various mosquito repellants at Sesou, they have branches in Trinoma and Market Market.

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