Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to try out and review EcoSMART’s Bed Bug Killer for RoadTripsforGirlfriends.com, and I was pleased with its results. Therefore, when presented with the chance to try out and review EcoSMART’s new Organic Insect Repellent Lotion, I was more than happy to give it a go. In fact, I decided to put it to the ultimate – at least to me – test: try it out during a visit to the lowcountry of Charleston, S.C., well-known for mosquitoes, ticks, gnats and other assorted pesky bugs. And, to push it to the limit, I tried it out not only on me, but also on my children, ages 5 and 2. Oh, and one more thing: It was during the heat and humidity of July.
When I first opened the Organic Insect Repellent Lotion, it seemed a bit oily, not surprising given it’s made from organic plant oils (and DEET-free!). However, after rubbing it together in my hands, that feeling went away. I think it was due to not shaking up the lotion before opening the package, so I recommend shaking it to mix before using. Once I started to apply the lotion, it was absorbed quickly. There also was a nice fragrance, which quickly faded. In fact, after a few minutes, it was easy to forget I had applied the lotion at all.
Whether I remembered or not, EcoSMART’s Organic Insect Repellent Lotion worked as promised. Neither I nor my children received any bug bites while using it. In addition, my children did not have any adverse reactions to the lotion: no rash, no itching, nothing, which is a great thing for their young, sensitive skin. All in all, EcoSMART’s Organic Insect Repellent Lotion delivered as advertised, and I would be happy to use it again.
To purchase EcoSMART’s Organic Insect Repellent Lotion, visit www.ecosmart.com.
EcoSMART sponsored AllThingsLifestyle.net Executive Editor Karon Warren during her recent visit to BlogHer ’11 in San Diego. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely those of the author.