Guardian Review!

Hey friends!

As a bonus Sunday post, I have a quick little review for you.

As many of you know, I’m really trying to move towards more cruelty-free and natural brands. (Really! See here and here and here! Oh and here!) When I was offered a chance by Influenster to review a new bug spray without Deet in it, I was pretty interested.

I mean I spend a majority of my life on porches and patios, enjoying delicious craft brews.

This was my response when someone asked me how I was getting "Bikini Body" ready for my summer.

This was my response when someone asked me how I was getting “Bikini Body” ready for my summer.

Or running races that also end with me enjoying delicious craft beers.

I got first place in my age group. There were 5 people in my age group. So pretty much the best runner ever.

I got first place in my age group. There were 5 people in my age group. So pretty much the best runner ever.

So, needless to say, I was pretty interested in the Guardian Wilderness Mosquito and Tick Repellent. Because it is not fashionable to be bit up by bugs. Just FYI.

Guardian Wilderness

Want to know if it was any good? Read on!

(Disclaimer: Influenster sent me this to review for free. However, all opinions are my own!)

So, I wanted to make sure I gave the Guardian Wilderness Repellent legitimate testing before I reviewed it. Things got really scientific in my house for awhile.

For example, I wore it to several outside patio events to test the effectiveness. The first thing I noticed when spraying it on is that although it is Deet-free, there is still a chemical scent. However, it’s nowhere near as bad as regular bug spray.

The spray applies pretty smoothly and dries quickly. It’s not sticky at all and I forgot it was there for most of the nights I had it on.

I also took it on runs with me, when I knew I would get sweaty.

vox box run

 

In both instances, I had no problem with mosquitos. (They usually love me, so this was impressive.) I could drink my beer in peace!

Would I buy this? Yeah, actually I would. I am pleased that it is a plant-based formula and non-toxic. I also prefer the scent to regular bug spray, and the most important: I thought it was effective, even without Deet.

Now I am going to be the coolest, bug-free person on the patio!

It's never too cold for mosquitos. Constant vigilance!

It’s never too cold for mosquitos. Constant vigilance!

 

Questions of the Day:
-Bug bites are not in season this year: true or false?
-Are you hounded by mosquitos? (I don’t know why they love me)
-Do you consume the majority of your beverages outside or inside?

 

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