Human Heart Nature Citronella Bug Spray

Product Review: Human Heart Nature Citronella Bug Spray: Shoo Off Those Pesky Mosquitoes the Organic Way

Saturday, June 16, 2012

     The rainy season has officially begun. Get ready with your umbrellas, raincoats, rain boots and other stuff that protects and prevents you from getting wet. Aside from these, I'm adding extra protection and prevention this season not from wet but from a dangerous infectious tropical disease. This is no other than Dengue fever! It's not an ordinary disease. Once bitten by the mosquito who carries the infection, if not given immediate medication it will lead to death. Scary but true. I myself became a victim not once but twice and I'm lucky because I survived. I don't want that to happen again! I'm always praying that it will not happen to my only son. It's too dangerous for him to have this disease. He's a G6PD deficient baby and anti- malaria's antibiotic is a no-no for him.

     Anyhoo, I want to share another organic product that keeps me and my son mosquito-free. This is our third bottle now and I'm getting hooked. At first, the hubby keeps on insisting if this thing works. He's asking so many questions like can it really protect you from mosquito bites?is it safe for your son's skin? is it like Off lotion? I only replied YES!

Human Heart Nature Citronella Bug Spray
Shoo off mosquitoes and other pesky bugs with an effective, organic antidote! No dangerous chemicals mean this gentle formula is safe even for very young children.
100% No Harmful Chemicals: No DEET, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, SLS/SLES, formaldehyde or other toxic substances.

     Being a paranoid mom, I always check him from time to time if there's a suspecting mosquito bite. By the way, he's also allergic to insect bites. I'm always worried. I want to protect him from head to toe. He's wearing pajamas every day even if there were times he feels uncomfortable with it. I tried different anti-mosquito lotion but my son refuses every time I apply it on his skin. The scent of those lotions is also bothering me. It's like spraying Baygon and Raid on your skin. Even though they introduced different variants in the market, I will still prefer organic ones. I'm not new to Human Heart Nature. I'm in love with their Feminine Wash and Sunflower Beauty Oil that's why I didn't hesitate to try the Citronella Bug Spray when I saw it online.
Human Heart Nature Citronella Bug Spray

     Shoo off disease-causing mosquitoes and other pesky bugs! Our all-natural, DEET-free formulation is infused with organic virgin coconut oil (VCO) - known for its skin-healing, moisturizing and anti-microbial benefits - organic citronella oil - a well-known insect repellent, and organic lemongrass essential oil together with rosemary and lavender essential oils give a pleasant aroma that’s good for you but bad for the mosquitoes and bugs. 100% of profits from this product go to fund the development of sustainable livelihood for Filipino farming communities.

      Did you know: DEET is a known neurotoxin found in many pesticides and bug repellents. Studies have linked DEET to neurological damage. Once it enters the bloodstream, it makes its way to the nervous system, where it has even been known to cause seizures and death in extreme overexposure cases. It can be especially harmful to children and babies.* Why risk it? taken from Human Heart Nature website 

size: 3.38 fl.oz./ 100ml

price: 159.75 php (Around $3.77+)

place bought: Human Heart Nature Store

instruction for use: Pump onto hands and rub evenly throughout the body. Avoid eyes. Reapply every 2 hours depending on the physical activity.

ingredients: Organic cocos nucifera oil, Cymbopogon winterius essential oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus essential oil, Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil, Lavandula augustifolia oil, Tocopherol (natural vitamin E)

What I like:
  • It's organic.
  • The scent is not overpowering, I like the smell of lemongrass very natural!
  • It has VCO which is very moisturizing.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • The texture is thick, it's oil-based.
  • Easily absorbed by the skin.
  • There's a little greasy feel that will fade away after a few minutes.
  • Affordable.
  • Easily accessible.
  • There are a batch, manufacturing and expiry date.
  • It's REALLY EFFECTIVE!!! I can feel that a mosquito is about to bite me but it just slides off and repels on my skin.

What I don't like:
  • None!

Will I repurchase? Yes!

     I give this a 5/5 rating! I really love this! A word of caution to first-time users: use sparingly if you're not comfortable applying oil to your body. You may find this a bit oily because the formula is very thick. But if you'll ask me, never mind the texture of this insect repellent. It saves the day from mosquito bites :D

Do you use insect repellents? Which one do you find effective? Share your thoughts!

Good Times!~

Expect the Unexpected

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

     I'm very blessed to have a very supportive husband. He's there for me in so many ways! I can let him do the laundry, wash my son's feeding bottles and do some simple errands. But there were times he's complaining about the things that I told him to buy for me. These are kikay things that men usually are not interested with or very shy to be associated with (napkins, panty liners, etc). 

     He always tell me that I'm the unlucky one because almost 70% of the things that I want- from food, shoes, clothes, skin care and makeup have been discontinued in the market or pulled out from that branch. So when I asked him to buy this or that for me he will insists that "don't frown at me if I wasn't able to buy you those stuffs, I looked everywhere and that's it better luck next time."

     But one day, I was surprised because I didn't expected him to buy these things for me. I never told him that I'm running out of my feminine wash and my son needs a new bottle of bug spray. 
Human Heart Nature Citronella Bug Spray
     Boys will be boys- that's what I observed from my father and my brothers while growing up and I never  rarely saw them buy stuffs for my mother. But I know the hubby has this soft spot and him being considerate are enough to say that I'm still lucky cause some things in life comes unexpectedly :)
Have a great day ahead! Good Times!~


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