All-natural insect repellent has been on my list of organic products to look for since I found out that organic was a thing. Sure, DEET based products repel insects, but they make my skin burn, and they stink! I found an all-natural insect repellent called Buzz Away Extreme, which is made by Quantum Health, and I've found that it's very effective!
All-Natural Insect Repellent that Doesn't Repel My Friends
I was really excited when I had the chance to try Buzz Away Extreme by Quantum Health. I live in Florida so, you know...bugs. Lots and lots of bugs! I have been carrying around this little bottle of Buzz Away Extreme with me when I go to the dog park and visit outdoor attractions around town because those pesky bugs are just ALL OVER this summer!
Buzz Away Extreme has worked so well for me that I even I took it with me on a trip to Tennessee - a work trip where I was outside in the great outdoors for the majority of the time. I even took it with me to Key West later in June...what can I say, it's become a summertime travel staple!
We did everything from hang gliding and white water rafting to wandering through the famous Rock City! I think the only time we were indoors was when we were sleeping, eating meals or our visit to the aquarium.
As you may or may not know, Tennessee is the land of bugs. And once you hit the woods, it's like that scene out of Peter Jackson's King Kong where all the giant bugs were attacking the ship crew. They swarm, y'all! The bugs in Tennessee are huge, and they want to eat you! So, I decided to take Buzz Away Extreme with me on the trip.
Buzz Away Extreme is Extremely Effective
Buzz Away Extreme mosquito repellent provides an effective chemical free way to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, gnats and no see ums. I love that it doesn't just protect you against mosquitoes, like some insect repellents. Buzz Away Extreme is from essential plant oils and other natural ingredients, that's how their DEET-free formula works! It wards off mosquitoes for up to 4 hours and ticks for up to 2.5 hours.
Active Ingredients: Castor Oil (8%), Geranium Oil (6%), Soybean Oil (3%), Cedarwood Oil (1.5%), Citronella Oil (1.0%), Peppermint Oil (0.5%), Lemongrass Oil (0.25%). Inert Ingredients: (79.75% total): Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Lecithin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Wintergreen Oil. (Patented base HOMS® formula)
I was thoroughly impressed with how well Buzz Away Extreme worked for me. The first thing I noticed was that my skin didn't feel like it was on fire when I sprayed it on. The second thing I noticed was that it didn't smell horrid and acrid. That's nice because that DEET smell always sticks in my nose, and I hate it! I am really sensitive to smells, I will actually start gagging if something is too overwhelming for my delicate nose. The third thing I noticed was actually the most impressive...the bugs actually stayed away from me!!
If you've ever tried an all-natural insect repellent, you know what that is such an impressive statement. Most insect repellents that don't contain DEET either work for a very short time frame and then quit, or they don't work at all. Buzz Away Extreme worked extremely well and it was effective for a few hours - the packaging says that it lasts up to four hours, but I wasn't in an area with mosquitoes for that long at a time.
Buzz Away Extreme is available in a few different options:
Spray Bottle: Available in eco-friendly packaging in convenient pocket-size 2 oz (approved for air travel), 4 oz. and 8 oz.
Towelette Pop Ups, 25 count
Convenient individually foil-wrapped travel packs of towelettes, 12 count
Score Some Savings AND Some Swag with Buzz Away Extreme
Right now, you can score some great savings on this all-natural insect repellent as well as enter to score some great swag. When you go to Quantum Health's website and use the PROMO CODE: 10OFFBUZZ, you'll get 10% off any Buzz Away Extreme product.
You can also enter to win a Buzz Away Extreme Super Pack, as well. Just share photos of your outdoor family adventures and how Buzz Away Extreme helps keep your activities bug free using #bugfreefun on Facebook - make sure that your post is set to public so that we can see it too, and then leave me a comment on this blog post with the link to your post (you can click on the time stamp on the post to get that)!
One winner will receive a Buzz Away Extreme Super Pack!! This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over, and ends at midnight EST on July 30th. (Prizing fulfilled by a third party.)
Buzz Away Extreme Super Pack
- 8oz bottle of Buzz Away Extreme
- 1 container of child-friendly towelettes
- 1 $50 Amazon Gift Card
So get out there and enjoy the great outdoors with an all-natural insect repellent that actually works. Take some pictures while you're at it and win a great prize pack form this great all-natural insect repellent brand!
I love that this doesn't have any DEET in it. I won't use those products on me or the kids!
Living in the Midwest, the bugs are awful! I love thefact that there's a better choice for bug repellent that actually works.
I love all-natural bug repellents. I hate the smell of the repellents filled with chemicals. They actually make me and my daughter sick. This is one we will have to try! Glad it can last up to 4 hours. Some of the natural repellents we've used, we need to reapply every 30 minutes.
Wow, looks great! I hate having bugs and mesquitoes around! Eh
Bug bites are the worst!! This sounds like great protection against bug bites during the summer!