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Gardeners by Upper Canada Review

I love the lazy days of summer with the nice, hot weather and having bonfires in the backyard. I love roasting marshmallows- yum!! Another summer activity I enjoy is gardening. Nothing beats fresh veggies from the garden. However, one drawback to both these activities is the pesky bugs! They are pretty bad at my place out in the boonies. I am always full of mosquito and black fly bites when I spend any amount of time outdoors!
Today I want to tell you about three new outdoor protection products from the popular specialty hand and body care line- Gardeners by Upper Canada. I got to try out the Skin Cooling Mist with Insect Repellent Essential Oils. They also have the Protective Day Lotion with Natural Mineral Defense and the After Sun Lotion with Skin Soothing Ingredients as part of this new summer line.
The Skin Cooling Mist with Insect Repellent Essential Oils is a cooling formula that delivers a needed burst of freshness to the skin during a warm Spring or Summer day outside. It contains a unique blend of rosemary, lavender, neem and citrus oils which all have natural insect repellent properties.
I thought this product was fantastic. It smells great- really fresh and clean. It does work to cool you down when you are outside on a hot day. Very refreshing! Plus it also doubles as a bug repellent and it actually does work. I didn’t notice the bugs as much after spraying on this product.
What I love the most about this product is that it is a more natural alternative to the chemical laden bug sprays out on the market. I refuse to wear them since I am chemically sensitive and find my skin gets really irritated when I do put on the traditional repellents. I would almost rather the bug bites than spray on those chemicals. I was very excited to try out the Skin Cooling Mist with Insect Repellent Essential Oils because it did not have anything in it that might react with my skin and was happy that it seemed to do the trick for me. Mind you I didn’t go camping in the thick of the bush, but for regular outdoor yard work, it did work for me.
You can find the Gardeners by Upper Canada at gift shops, home and garden stores and select department stores across North America. Upper Canada Soap is celebrating 40 years in bath and body and is committed to building its reputation for creating high quality personal care products for the specialty gift industry.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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