I dread using chemical laden products on my family, especially products containing DEET. Unfortunately, dangerous mosquito-born illness in Central Florida is a very real risk this summer so it is crucial to find a bug repellant that is effective. Thankfully, I had the chance to try an organic and all natural bug repellant called “Bug-Off-Me” by My Mama’s Love. This family owned business began in 2004 to meet the skin care needs of their daughter so I was eager to give it a try.
“Bug-Off-Me” (paraben and preservative free) worked wonderfully and the fresh herbal scent was an added bonus. The first opportunity that we had to use it was one evening when the kids wanted to swim in our pool after dark which is prime time for mosquito bites. I applied Bug-Off-Me on the entire family and even a few drops around the pool area. After over an hour of pool time, I inspected everyone and there were NO bites.
The next time we used it was while hiking through our swampy State Park. I was most concerned about ticks so once again I applied it to the entire family, including our dog. I applied it once in the morning and again in the afternoon. Even though the bottle states to apply liberally, I was impressed by how small of an amount actually needed to be used to be effective. We are a family of five (plus our boxer) and used the product on four separate occasions, including reapplications with over half a bottle still left. Once again, no bug bites and no ticks.
“Bug-Off-Me” is a wonderful blend of all natural and organic ingredients, including tea tree, citronella, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon and lemon grass. My daughter and son have very sensitive skin due to eczema and there was no irritation of the skin at all. In fact, my daughter usually screams in pain anytime a new product is tried on her skin but she didn’t mind it at all and said “this smells really good” as she helped rub it into her skin. For those people who suffer from allergies, “Bug-Off-Me” is dairy, soy, corn, egg, gluten and yeast free.
If you are concerned about protecting your family not only from pesky insects but from potentially harmful chemicals too then “Bug-Off-Me” is the product for you.
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.