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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
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nontoxic (6)
  • Effective (5)
  • Easy to apply (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Long lasting (3)

Cons

  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (5)
  • Backcountry (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...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...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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2.0

stinks!!

By PAL

from Mississippi

describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Day Trips

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

I use all natural bug away sprays and am used to the natural smell that can be a bit strong and unexpected but this one was not tolerable. It smells really awful.

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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!!

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    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!

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        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.

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          (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.

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            (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.

              Comment on this review

               
              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.

                Comment on this review

                 
                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!

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                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.

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                    1.0

                    Smells so bad we couldn't use

                    By Happy Wife!

                    from Northern 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.

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