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 (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 (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 (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….