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Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent 4 fl oz (120 ml)

 
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Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz
 
3.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nontoxic (6)
  • Effective (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to apply (3)
  • Long lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry (4)
    • Day trip (4)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual adventurer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best non-deet mosquito repellent

    Let's face it, DEET is the most effective ingredients in mosquito repellents, so we shouldn't expect natural mosquito repellents to work as well as those with DEET. Having said that, I still prefer something less toxic than DEET so I've been trying all the "natural" insert repellents for the past few years. Buzz away beats them all hands down. I use it on myself and the kids when we go to the playground or park. I re-apply every hour or so, if we're all sweating profusely or if there are exceptionally many mosquitoe...Read complete review

    Let's face it, DEET is the most effective ingredients in mosquito repellents, so we shouldn't expect natural mosquito repellents to work as well as those with DEET. Having said that, I still prefer something less toxic than DEET so I've been trying all the "natural" insert repellents for the past few years. Buzz away beats them all hands down. I use it on myself and the kids when we go to the playground or park. I re-apply every hour or so, if we're all sweating profusely or if there are exceptionally many mosquitoes in that area. I think if you want a mosquito repellent for the purpose of hiking for example (especially in an area where you know is likely to have mosquitoes) or if you want to be guaranteed not to have a single mosquito bite, go for something with DEET. Oh, and I don't mind the smell of this product at all. I think it's more effective than other natural mosquito repellents because it's more concentrated, hence the stronger smell. One more thing - I think the Extreme is more effective than the regular Buzz Away.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good, but not great

    I use Buzz Away Extreme while playing Ultimate Frisbee. The smell is pleasant, but can be overpowering. The spray nozzle could use some improvement - it doesn't spray upside down, and the spray isn't very diffuse. You have to rub the product in if you don't want white circles all over your skin. In terms of its performance - it does seem to keep mosquitoes away, but only from the areas that are definitely covered. If there are any openings between spray spots, there's a good chance a mosquito will find one of those and get...Read complete review

    I use Buzz Away Extreme while playing Ultimate Frisbee. The smell is pleasant, but can be overpowering. The spray nozzle could use some improvement - it doesn't spray upside down, and the spray isn't very diffuse. You have to rub the product in if you don't want white circles all over your skin. In terms of its performance - it does seem to keep mosquitoes away, but only from the areas that are definitely covered. If there are any openings between spray spots, there's a good chance a mosquito will find one of those and get you. The fact that it's DEET-free is awesome, but I will probably not purchase this product again until it is improved.

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    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Margaret vB Smith

    from South Carolina

    describe yourself Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Portable
    • Reduces Number Of Pests
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional
      • Yard

      Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

      I am a professional nature photographer. I am miserable when surrounded by bugs (unless I'm photographing therm!) Products with DEET will eat into my expensive gear. Buzz Away is very effective and will not hurt gear, acrylic nails, etc. A friend introduced this to me this past weekend and I became an immediate convert. I can't believe that people are complaining about the smell. The smell is not bad at all -- and compared to other bug sprays iit smells fabulous!!

       
      5.0

      LOVE THIS STUFF!

      By CJ the Flower Gardener

      from Jefferson City, MO

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Effective
      • Long Lasting
      • Nontoxic

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

          I've been using this for about 3 years now. I use it when I work in my yard and flowers - it absolutely keeps the mosquitos off of me - I couldn't work outside without it. And, I actually LIKE the fragrance!

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By referencegirl

          from St. Louis, MO

          describe yourself Avid Adventurer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Apply
          • Effective
          • Long Lasting
          • Nontoxic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry
            • Beaches
            • Day Trips
            • Strong Sun
            • Travel

            Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

            I use this stuff hiking and whenever I am outdoors at night. I take long, 6-10 hour hikes. I do have to reapply about halfway through but I don't care. Using something that smells nice, is natural and cruelty free, and isn't going to give me some horrible deformity because of toxic chemicals is worth a little reapplication. When I am outdoors at night it is usually for a social function and many people have remarked how nice this stuff smells.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for Ticks

            By JAM

            from South Central Wisconsin

            describe yourself Environmentalist

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Nontoxic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry
              • Day Trips
              • Travel

              Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

              My family has a cabin in northern Wisconsin, and the ticks are BAD. With a 1 and 3 year old, I was so stressed about having my kids outside I HAD to find something or I was going to drive my husband crazy. I tried Buzz Away and it worked! No ticks on the kids (or anyone else who used it). We even went on a hike through dense woods - no cleared path - and we came out without a single tick. (My husband didn't use it, and he had about 4 on him.) For those of you who are saying it smells bad... I disagree, but even if it does... what would you prefer? Toxic DEET, disease-ridden mosquitos and ticks, or a great product that smells? There's just no other logical choice.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best non-deet mosquito repellent

              By Breezer

              from Singapore

              describe yourself Casual Adventurer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Nontoxic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry
                • Day Trips
                • Park

                Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                Let's face it, DEET is the most effective ingredients in mosquito repellents, so we shouldn't expect natural mosquito repellents to work as well as those with DEET. Having said that, I still prefer something less toxic than DEET so I've been trying all the "natural" insert repellents for the past few years. Buzz away beats them all hands down. I use it on myself and the kids when we go to the playground or park. I re-apply every hour or so, if we're all sweating profusely or if there are exceptionally many mosquitoes in that area. I think if you want a mosquito repellent for the purpose of hiking for example (especially in an area where you know is likely to have mosquitoes) or if you want to be guaranteed not to have a single mosquito bite, go for something with DEET. Oh, and I don't mind the smell of this product at all. I think it's more effective than other natural mosquito repellents because it's more concentrated, hence the stronger smell. One more thing - I think the Extreme is more effective than the regular Buzz Away.

                 
                2.0

                Good, but not great

                By patchultimate

                from Saint Paul, MN

                describe yourself Casual Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • DEET-free
                • Nontoxic
                • Smells good

                Cons

                • Only somewhat effective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                  I use Buzz Away Extreme while playing Ultimate Frisbee. The smell is pleasant, but can be overpowering. The spray nozzle could use some improvement - it doesn't spray upside down, and the spray isn't very diffuse. You have to rub the product in if you don't want white circles all over your skin. In terms of its performance - it does seem to keep mosquitoes away, but only from the areas that are definitely covered. If there are any openings between spray spots, there's a good chance a mosquito will find one of those and get you. The fact that it's DEET-free is awesome, but I will probably not purchase this product again until it is improved.

                   
                  2.0

                  Horrible Smell

                  By Mom to 3 boys

                  from Lexington, KY

                  describe yourself Casual Adventurer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Effective
                  • Nontoxic

                  Cons

                  • STRONG NASTY ODOR

                  Best Uses

                  • Mosquitos ticks

                  Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                  The product is effective for repelling ticks & mosquitos but the smell is so noxious that you can't stand having the product on or being around anyone that has the product on. So I am still looking for a safe product that is effective for repelling these pesks!

                   
                  2.0

                  OH That SMELL....

                  By Trose

                  from Silver Spring, MD

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bad Smell

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                      The smell is horrible...I also, try to put this on my children before camp, thinking I was doing good by not giving them anything with deet in it. my child said she couldnt breath, I agree this stuff was suffocating.

                       
                      1.0

                      Smells so bad we couldn't use

                      By A mom

                      from Williamsburg, VA

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Bad Smell

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                          This smells so horribly bad that I regretted putting it on my kids as soon as I sprayed it. I've never experienced a product this intolerable, and I'm in no way overly sensitive to smell. We threw it away.

                           
                          1.0

                          Stinky

                          By ricki_paige

                          from San Angelo, TX

                          describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Buzz Away Extreme, Natural Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                                I wanted something to keep the mosquitos away while enjoying the backyard with my family. I was looking for a family-friendly, pesticide-free option for a mosquito repellant. This stuff does repel mosquitos somewhat, but it also repels people. It has a horrible smell that I simply could not get past. I had to take a shower after wearing it for 30 minutes.

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