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Review: Bugbands Natural Insect Repellent

Fifty Sense Seal of Approval While many repellents are easily diluted or rinsed off with swimming or perspiration, the wristband just keeps working, up to 120 hours. It’s packaged in an innovative reusable plastic “pod” which can be used to store the wristband and can be sealed between uses to preserve the active life of the product.


Have you ever had what you thought would be a perfect outdoor gathering ruined by insects? We were very excited to find a solution to this problem that is portable, safe for children and pets, and easy to use! The BugBand motorized Portable Diffuser contains a replaceable cartridge of high concentrate Geraniol and a battery-operated fan. Geraniol vapors are released to form a protective vapor barrier in a given area. Small yet powerful Geraniol insect repellent protection! It’s amazing that a single replaceable cartridge will repel insects for up to 120 hours. It runs on 3 AA batteries, produces a pleasant natural fragrance and covers 200-300 square feet!

When not in use, you can store the cartridges in the original resealable vapor-seal plastic bag provided. It comes with one cartridge and you can buy refill cartridges separately. They come in packs of six. All this is very reasonable priced. This product is so safe, it can be used indoors as well as outdoors. It not only repels mosquitoes, but flies, gnats, no-see-ums and fleas. With the quiet, motorized fan, we can now concentrate on having fun at all our gatherings.


For safety purposes the plastic band is designed with a patented break-away strap that snaps if it becomes entangled. For flexibility, it can also be worn on belt loops, hatbands, pet collars, fastened in tents, attached to baby carriages or applied to other areas where insects could be a problem. You can also string together several wristbands to create a longer band.


Sometimes, you don’t know ahead of time that you will need an insect repellent. The convenient Foil 2-Pak travels anywhere, taking up very little space. It is a very handy, easy-to-use method of applying Geraniol insect repellent. The 8-by-8-inch pretreated towelettes have the same protection power as the towelettes in the 15- or 40-count containers. It is easy to use, safe and effective, so they’re ideal for using around your face or neck without worrying about over-applying. They can even be folded and stored in the foil container for future use.

Spray Lotion

This product is perfect for when you need more heavy-duty protection, BugBand spray lotion does not contain any propellants, but relies on a highly effective metered pump sprayer to dispense a fine mist over the area to be treated. By spraying the BugBand liquid directly on clothing or skin, the Geraniol vapors form a protective barrier to deter blood-sucking insects from biting. It is ideal for uses around the ankles, wrist or neck, where insects tend to invade clothing. You only need to use it once for hours of insect protection.


...Fiftysense Product Review Panel

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