Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review: Burt's Bees Herbal Insect Repellant

When I was in Hawaii, I needed to find a way to repel mosquitoes. There were many different repellents available in the natural food store, but I chose to try Burt's Bees Herbal Insect Repellent. Why? It was affordable, natural, and had an easy spray applicator.

  • No DEET
  • Helped prevent bug bites
  • Lemony scent
  • Affordable
  • Available in retail stores
  • Scent is pretty strong
This insect repellent seemed to work well, but it also had a very strong lemony scent. My mother complained about the strength of the smell (especially when isolated in our small rental car), although she has a sensitive nose. It is much gentler than most repellents, rating a low 3 on EWG's Skin Deep database. I love how it is only natural oils in a base of soybean oil and vitamin E. It was fairly oily because of this, but moisturizing. If you're looking for an effective natural insect repellent, I'd recommend Burt's over conventional alternatives.

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Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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