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Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent 4 fl oz (118 ml)

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Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz
 
4.2

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Safe (37)
  • Portable (24)
  • Reduces number of pests (20)
  • Effective (15)

Cons

  • Pervasive odor (5)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (21)
  • Bugs & insects (14)
  • Home (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (8), Professional (8), Budget shopper (5), Avid gardener (4), Master gardener (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You will not get Bitten

I train heavily in South Florida. It is coming on summer, the rains are drenching the area. Mosquitoes are rampant and out for blood. I was, earlier today(mid June rainy...Read complete review

I train heavily in South Florida. It is coming on summer, the rains are drenching the area. Mosquitoes are rampant and out for blood. I was, earlier today(mid June rainy season), in a shaded heavily planted car port with a friend training in 88 degree weather and applied this product just to my ankle area(wore sweat pants) and where my short sleeve shirt met my bare arm. This is all i needed, as there were so many mosquitoes flying around us, knowing we were food, but they WOULD NOT touch us. I was ready to spray onto hands and use on face, but i never did. Didn' t need to.
We took breaks just to look down at our torsos and legs, 30 to 40 mosquitoes ready to eat, but they would not. It was like they dare not touch us. Lemony smell, i think better than Deet, they would not come near the skin. We were both blown away. It really is that good. A little goes a long way. One spray on arm and rubbed it around, that is all it took. I should have lost a cup of blood today to those vampires, and it is like we all co-existed peacefully. They must've been very frustrated to smell a meal but not dare come to feast. AAA+ for this product. This will take over the market, as Deet is something i am uncomfortable with, a necessary evil, until Lemon Eucalyptus. You will smell like lemon, and that is all you smell. They will NOT bite you with this product on you. We sweat like filthy pigs in this heat training outside, and the sweat seemed to have no affect on the product.
I cannot speak enough good of the quality and it is from a tree, like nature being used to repel nature. That works for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENT REDUCED 25%

PREVIOUSLY, REPEL CONTAINED 40% LEMON EUCALYPTUS ACTIVE INGREDIENT, CURRENTLY THE BOTTLES CONTAIN ONLY 30%. THE EARLIER PRODUCTION BOTTLES HAD A VERY EFFECTIVE SPRAYER WITH A FLIP UP ARM TO STOP ANY LEAKAGE. ...Read complete review

PREVIOUSLY, REPEL CONTAINED 40% LEMON EUCALYPTUS ACTIVE INGREDIENT, CURRENTLY THE BOTTLES CONTAIN ONLY 30%. THE EARLIER PRODUCTION BOTTLES HAD A VERY EFFECTIVE SPRAYER WITH A FLIP UP ARM TO STOP ANY LEAKAGE. CURRENTLY, REPEL HAS REPLACED THE EXCELLENT SPRAYER WITH A CHEAP VERSION THAT REQUIRES PRIMING BEFORE SPRAY IS EXITED AND A CHEAP CLEAR PLASTIC CAP WHICH IS EASILY KNOCKED OFF OR LOST. THIS PRODUCT IS CURRENTLY LESS EFFECTIVE AND CHEAPENED; THEREFORE, I AM RETURNING 6 OF THE UNUSED BOTTLES.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This product is great.

By Mooring Hitch

from Oriental NC

describe yourself Master Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bugs & Insects

      Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

      The same packed product I bought this year at the SAME PRICE of last year (2010) contains 10% LESS Eucalyptus/lemon oil. This fact was not easily display on the product. It will be interesting to find out if it is as effective or I will have to use more of it.
      Diference 30% active ingredient vs. 40% in previous.

       
      5.0

      Love it and never leave home without it

      By Garner Hiker

      from Garner NC

      describe yourself Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Eco-Friendly
      • Effective
      • Long Lasting
      • Safe

      Cons

      • Pervasive Odor

      Best Uses

      • Bugs & Insects

      Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

      I use it when hiking, backpacking also when i go to the West Africa which I seems to be mosquito heaven. I find it very effective and safe, I always use it in the garden in the late afternoon and evenings.
      I keep a bottle in the car and one by the back door and front door!

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By banwoman11

      from Detroit, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Eco-Friendly
      • Effective
      • Organic
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bugs & Insects

        Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

        This product works great against mosquitoes!! Some feel the smell is a bit strong, but it is not a bad smell, and the benefits of using a safe product on my children that works far outweigh the fact that initially, when applied it is a little strong!! Highly recommend this product. Was so glad to find it as my bottles from a couple of years ago were empty!!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        The smell should keep SOMETHING away

        By Momsy

        from Foothills of Blue Ridge

        describe yourself Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Inefficient
          • Messy
          • Pervasive Odor

          Best Uses

            Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

            Yucky smell. Oily feel on skin. Bugs still biting like crazy. So now I am bug bitten, smelly and greasy. The spray container didn't work. Waste of time and money.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It works and it's safe to use!

            By Ron

            from Philadelphia, PA

            describe yourself Master Gardener

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bugs & Insects

              Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

              Repel is non-toxic to humans, has a strong odor that mosquitos do not seem to like. It's nice to be able to use an eco-friendly and non-toxic product that contains no DEET. Again, it works!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Smells strong but seems to work!

              By Jujube's Mom

              from MA

              describe yourself Getting Started

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Effective
              • Long Lasting
              • Organic
              • Safe

              Cons

              • Pervasive Odor

              Best Uses

              • Bugs & Insects

              Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

              Sent my daughter to camp with this because I wanted a DEET-free repellent, especially since she was also going to be wearing sunscreen (which I've read not to mix a DEET-based repellent with sunscreen because of the absorption of the DEET). Anyway, though it smells REALLY strong (stronger than most repellents, even though none of them smell good), it does seem to work and after all, that plus the safety are all we really care about.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works great

              By John

              from Vienna, VA

              describe yourself Avid Gardener

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Effective

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Bugs & Insects

              Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

              Works great, and doesn't smell as bad as other types. It keeps the bugs off while outdoors well enough that I'm not bothered.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Preferable to DEET

              By Cantabrigian

              from Cambridge, MA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Safe

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                  I have to say first and foremost that I haven't tested this out in a wooded area to determine how well it works, but the reason I purchased this insect repellant is that my kids' preschool sent home a bulletin from the State of Massachusetts regarding effecacy of insect repellants. It stated that oil of lemon eucalyptus is as effective as low concentrations of DEET. What I would like to weigh in on is the fragrance. I tried this out on myself, and while the fragrance is strong at first, after a short while I didn't notice it at all. To me, the fragrance is no more bothersome than other products that contain essential oils, like vapo-rub or natural cleaning agents. In my opinion, it is certainly not as noxious to breathe as many chemical insect repellants that I have used in the past. I felt comfortable sending this to preschool for my kids. Just be certain to follow the directions and not to spray it directly onto the face. If you need to apply it on the face or neck, spray some onto your palm and rub it in. I will be purchasing another bottle to keep at home.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great natural option

                  By JennMc

                  from Central NJ

                  describe yourself Getting Started

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply
                  • Eco-Friendly
                  • Effective
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Organic
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bugs & Insects

                    Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                    We used this on a camping trip where the bugs were very thick. It worked fantastically. There were 6 people with us for 3 days. Only 2 bug bites out of everyone. My 6 year old got a little bit of rough skin from it, but he's highly sensitive to anything on his skin anyway.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best insect repellent ever!

                    By Gin

                    from Tarpon Springs, FL

                    describe yourself Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Eco-Friendly
                    • Effective
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                    • Messy

                    Best Uses

                    • Bugs & Insects

                    Comments about Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, 4 fl oz:

                    Bugs LOVE me, and this is the only product that keeps mosquitoes and no-seeums at bay. Plus it's all natural. What could be better?

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