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Even though fall is here, it is still pretty buggy out there. If you've met me in real life, you know my utter dislike of bugs and my horrifying swollen, red reactions to bites. Needless to say, sometimes I'm just not a fan of outside. LOL! I hate dousing myself in OFF whenever I'm outdoors, and I fell in love with a lemongrass spray on our honeymoon, so I've been on the hunt for an effective but green product to use ever since.
Captain Blankenship Sail Away Bug Spray*
I'm obsessed with Captain Blankenship's adorable packaging, and this bottle of bug spray was no exception. So cute, right? Plus the glass bottle is pretty hefty and just feels well done. Packaging aside, this spray has a very light scent, which is great if you don't want a bug spray to get in the way of your fragrance of choice. To me, it smells very lightly of lemons, which make sense since this bug spray contains lemon eucalyptus essential oil and lemongrass among other ingredients.
I tend to get bitten like crazy, and I found that this worked very well on me. I sat outside one night at my in-laws' for almost two hours without getting any bites, while the next day I managed to get 3 huge bites in about 5 minutes when I didn't use this spray. This spray was a big hit with the family and seemed to work well for everyone!
Meow Meow Tweet Herbal Insect Repellant*
Meow Meow Tweet is a brand that is known for their natural deodorants (which I have one that I am enjoying!) so I was pleased to see they had a bug spray too. This one is also lightly scented, though a bit more fragrant than the Captain Blankenship spray. It is a bit sweeter to my nose, and I can smell lemon and lavender. This one also worked well on me and the rest of the family, although it did seem like this one needed reapplication a bit more.
I'm hard pressed to pick between the two of these, though I think the adorable packaging and subtler scent of the Captain Blankenship spray win for me by just a hair. I would definitely repurchase either of these, and am really happy to have tried them.
Have you tried these or any other products from these brands? What do reach for when it is buggy outside? I'd love to know!