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Herbal Armor Insect Repellent Spray by All Terrain

Product Name: 
Herbal Armor
All Terrain
Review Summary
Keeness Rating: 
Herbal Armor is an effective and safe alternative to bug sprays with DEET. I was skeptical of how well it would work, but I remained relatively unbitten!
Greenness Rating: 
DEET-free! The brand, All Terrain, makes their products with all natural ingredients and they use packaging made of recyclable material and is either recyclable or biodegradable.
More expensive than the traditional bug spray, but well worth it considering that it's safe AND effective.
Overall Rating: 

Insect repellant is something that I didn't "go green" with right away, because I had tried natural bug sprays that just were not very effective.  They'd be expensive and they'd smell somewhat pleasant, but I'd still get eaten alive by mosquitoes.  However, I'm currently pregnant and during a summer camping trip to a lake in New Hampshire, I knew I couldn't bathe myself in "OFF" like I usually did.  I was far too wary of DEET harming my baby, so I went to Whole Foods to see what I could find.

Being a little bit of a cheapskate frugal, I bought Herbal Armor because it was less expensive than some of the alternatives.  I'm happy to say that it was a good decision.  My camping companions all used the traditional bug spray, while I used Herbal Armor.  I got a few bug bites but no more than my friends who used bug spray with DEET in them. 

I also enjoyed the smell.  Its active ingredients consist of:  Citronella oil, soybean oil, peppermint oil, cedar oil, lemongrass oil, and geranium oil.  Not bad!

All Terrain is a New Hampshire based company that also makes sunblock, bandages, soap, and more. 

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