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Over the 4th of July weekend we spent quite a bit of time outdoors at night.

I don’t need to mention what happens outside at night in the summer. If you go out without protection, you are eaten alive. I don’t care how close you sit next to the citronella torches and candles, you still become mosquito bait.

Mosquito Repellents

Over the years we had tried several mosquito repellents. We tried the traditional products that are available in stores that contain deet and we tried home made remedies such as Avon’s Skin So Soft and natural plant oils. I’m particularly fond of Neem, but we can’t always find it at our local health store.

Enter Bite Blocker Insect Repellent

My hubby found a product called  Bite Blocker while surfing the Magellan site. He ordered a 4.7 ounce spray bottle of the stuff and we got to try it out this weekend.

Bite Blocker mosquito repellent has the following ingredients:

Soybean oilBite Blocker
Purified water
Coconut oil
Glycerin
Lecithin
Citric acid
Geranium oil
Sodium bicarbonates
And
Vanillin

These ingredients are much less harmful than spraying a can of deet all over the body. In addition to the lack of deet, it has a subtle non overwhelming fragrance. To me it has a light lavender smell. It actually smells pretty good.

One application lasts for 8 hours and its waterproof and sweatproof.

Bite Free July 4th Bar-B-Q

We pulled out the bottle of Bite Blocker at the 4th of July Bar-B-Q and I was pleased to find that the next morning I didn’t have any new mosquito bites to scratch. I’m particularly ecstatic about this because in every gathering there is one person the mosquitoes usually prefer. Yours truly is that person. Now I’ve got a deet free solution to the common mosquito bite problem.

Now that we know it works, we’re stocking up. BTW, if you don’t like sprays, Bite Blocker also comes in a lotion.


About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

in Bugs, Natural Products, Pests
{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Bodlagz July 15, 2010, 6:01 am

    That sounds like amazing stuff you got there, all natural as well, I personally hate DEET, how can something which melts plastic be good for you.

  • Ashley July 9, 2010, 7:09 am

    Is there any efficacy data proving that Bite Blocker is effective at repelling mosquitoes? I’m looking for a DEET free repellent, but I want to make sure that it can protect me against West Nile Virus and other potentially deadly diseases…

    • Felicia July 9, 2010, 7:28 am

      Ashley, you’ll have to contact the manufacturer if you want more information.

      All I know is that my family and I tried it over the 4th of July weekend and it worked for us.

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