If you’re a regular visitor of this site you’ll know that if the budget allows I always opt for natural and/or organic products. So you can guess how excited I was to be sent a sample of a new product called Don’t Bite Me! No, it’s not to keep the vampires away, but designed to keep those nasty mosquitoes and other pests of summer at bay.
It’s DEET free, made from vitamin B1 and aloe vera and comes in a patch that you stick onto your body. It’s good for up to 36 hours and is safe to use on children. Seem too good to be true? I have to say I was a bit skeptical about its claims, but I gave it a try.
Negative aspects, the patches are a bit tricky to apply. If the sides get stuck together before you can put it on your skin, that patch is history. Children will definitely need help with application. Plus, it’s a bit stinky, nothing that’s not tolerable mind you.
Positive aspects-yes, it actually works. My house backs on to a densely wooded area and as you can guess we get ticks, mosquitoes you name it. I wore the patch a couple of times, once while I was cutting the grass and didn’t get one bite. Today I thought I’d go outside and do some weeding and didn’t wear a patch and got three bites. And believe me mosquitoes always seem to head for me. In fact, I’m pretty sure people ask me to outside events because they know the bugs will pick on me. So if it works for me, I’m sure it will work on anyone.
Other positive aspect, buying them won’t break the bank. A five pack retails for $4.99 and a 10 pack for $7.99. The press release states they’re available in such stores as Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s and Wal-Mart, but I ordered mine online from www.dontbitemepatch.com. There you can even save even more money by buying larger quantities. And I’m so happy with this item that I went ahead and ordered six packs.