I finally found a mosquito repellent worth recommending. It was fairly hard to find a bug spray that was both safe and effective, but I think this is the one! It smells citrusy and pleasant, unlike most I tried (I tried so many!), and so far so good in the effectiveness department. They even have the ingredients listed on the front of the bottle and provide links to multiple research findings on their website.
Here is a link to a review of the spray that states “Five years in development, the new Fit Organic Mosquito Repellent Spray is a unique formula comprised of two key ingredients: organic lemongrass grown in Nepal and organic oleic acid derived from sunflowers in the United Kingdom.
“Oleic acid is a natural secretion that is emitted from dying insects; effectively, a ‘death scent,'” said Wichmann, president, CEO & founder of HealthPro Brands. “Once the scent is detected, insects avoid the area because they believe something will harm them.” Sounds good to me!
Another article worth scanning is this one describing just how bad conventional bug spray is and the scary facts about how detrimental DEET is to our health
Finally, this article states that recently the CDC confirmed that lemon eucalyptus essential oil is just as effective at repelling mosquitoes as DEET, so why risk it?
I got mine on their website with free delivery after seeing a promo on my FB news-feed. I already was following them because I use their fruit and veggie wash (and love it!). I also ordered their dishwasher and laundry detergents and like them too!
Anyone else have a product they love that keeps mosquitos away?