I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.
I love the lazy days of summer. Warm sunny days and mild evenings mean lots of outside time for the kids but you all know what happens when dusk arrives. Mosquitoes. Nasty, obnoxious, potentially disease carrying mosquitoes. They have you reaching for insect repellant that is loaded the potentially toxic chemical, DEET.
Now you have another option. Absolute Green bug spray is DEET free and safe for your kids and the rest of your family.
Some information about DEET:
- It gets absorbed through the skin and eventually goes into the bloodstream.
- It runs through your nervous system and has been proven to cause neurological damage.
- It interferes with your medications and over-the-counter antihistamines.
- Doctor’s advise not to use it on children, as there have been some fatalities.
- DEET is toxic to fish and wildlife. It does not dissolve in water.
- DEET melts plastic!
I don’t know about you but that sounds pretty scary to me. Even though the EPA re-reviewed the safety of DEET, I am not convinced that it’s the right choice for my family. Why take the chance of having such horrific side effects if you don’t have to?
Absolute Green is 100% non-toxic made from Witch Hazel Distillate, Ethyl Alcohol (from corn), Lemongrass Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Neem Seed Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil and other essential oils. There is nothing scary in that ingredients list and is something that I feel better about using.
But does it work?
Yes! My yard is full of mosquitoes despite monthly mosquito sprays that our town does during the summer. The second you go outside they are relentless but Absolute Green kept them away! I was very pleased with how well this bug spray worked.
I went outside unprotected and there was an immediate swarm of mosquitoes around me. I sprayed my exposed skin with Absolute Green and they stayed away from my skin but still attempted to bite through my clothing so I sprayed my clothes as well and they stayed away. Most importantly, they stayed away from this little guy who has been covered in mosquito bites more than enough times this summer.
Not only does it work well, it smells good! It smells nice and fresh unlike the unpleasant smell of commercial bug sprays. I would definitely recommend picking up some Absolute green to keep mosquitoes, gnats, biting flies, and other annoying insects away without the unwanted worries of DEET exposure. You can buy Absolute Green for $8.99 on their website. Enjoy your evenings outside again.