Today’s your day, then!
Third Day Naturals, a small, family-owned business from New York state (read more of their story here), makes natural soaps, lotion bars, and lip balms, and they’ve recently come out with a bug repellent spray.
It’s free of DEET, is water-based, and it honestly is way less disgusting-smelling than any other natural bug repellent I’ve tried. You don’t feel like you need to take a shower afterward. It actually smells kinda good.
Its best use is for repelling ticks, so if that’s your main bug problem, this would be perfect.
We don’t have that many ticks in our yard, but we have mosquitoes aplenty, and unfortunately, they’re the Asian Tiger sort, which bite all day long, not just at night.
That’s why I have this big ‘ol fan set up every time I go outside to paint in the summer. It helps to blow them away, but doesn’t completely take care of the problem.
Like any natural bug repellent I’ve tried, the Third Day Naturals variety confuses the mosquitoes to a degree but doesn’t prevent 100% of bites (at least, not with the Asian Tiger mosquitoes.)
However, the combination of the fan and the bug repellent did the trick for me while I was painting and I barely got bitten at all, even though I logged lots of outside hours.
If you’d like to give this stuff a try, you’ll like today’s giveaway. Third Day Naturals is going to give a bottle of bug repellent AND two bars of their soap (you get to choose the scent) to a reader.
To enter, just leave a comment…you can tell me how you keep bugs away, or you can tell me what soap scents you’d choose (see all the options here!).
Or if you’re feeling very uncreative, you can just tell me you want to win.
We’ll make this a quick 48-hour giveaway, so get your entries in by 7:00 am EST on Thursday.
One entry per person, please.
Third Day sent me a bottle of Bug Mist to try, but this giveaway was not sponsored in any other way.
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