Summer doesn’t officially begin until Friday, and we’re already off to a buggy start. I can play connect the dots on my 9-year-old’s upper arm, and my 5-year-old has a welt the size of a half-dollar. And that’s only from playing outside one afternoon. Since I definitely get a little kooky when the bugs come out in full force, I do my best to protect my girls from these pesky critters. Because many of the leading brands I’ve tried haven’t quite lived up to the hype, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to try something new. And I’m really glad I did. Fairy Tales Bug Bandit is my go-to weapon in the battle of the bugs. This pesticide- and DEET-free natural bug repellent that smells good as it works. Scented with rosemary oil, citronella, lemongrass and other natural ingredients, it’s a great combination of outdoor elements and fresh-from-the-garden fragrances. One whiff of this spray, and I was instantly transported to a summer night on the porch, fireflies buzzing about (and not a bite in sight). Both my daughters were willing test participants, so I dosed them with plenty of spray before heading out to play. I’m happy to report that no new nips have been taken out of their tender skin. And that makes for a welcome start to a happy, scratch-free summer.
In a Nutshell: Give bugs the brush-off with a natural insect repellent that gets the job done. Perfect for camp days, beach days and anytime the kids are outdoors.