Jul 272015
 
Babe's offering, a crab!

Babe’s offering, a crab!

We recently took a family trip to the beach in Maine. We packed hats, a parasol, UV suits and Green Beaver sunscreen. We had planned on being on the beach for most of the trip, but I was also hoping to beat the heat and find somewhere to go hiking. With the huge Lyme disease panic in the media these days, and knowing how upset Babe gets when a mosquito “eats” her, I also (thankfully!) packed our new Dr. Fedorenko True Organic Bug Stick.

We never made it into the woods, but the Bug Stick sure got used. On this beautiful beach, there were pesky horseflies and black flies– pretty unexpected. Dr. Fedorenko to the rescue! Everyone, including our extended family, was very pleased with how effective this 100 percent natural, organic, DEET-free product is. We’d almost panic if it got forgotten or misplaced. It really was a lifesaver, and was nicknamed “the magic stick.” Never had I felt more useful.

There were four kids on the beach with us, who didn’t seem to be as interesting to the bugs as the adults were, but the parents felt good about putting the Bug Stick on the kids who were between the ages of two and five (although the company says it’s for ages 3+).

As soon as the stick, which comes in a deodorant-shaped container, was applied to our skin, the bugs bugged off. The product is supposed to stay on for up to four hours, which I’m sure it would have if we didn’t keep running into the ocean. We knew the product rinsed off because we were like fly paper again. Proof of the stick’s efficacy.

Not only is it DEET-free, it’s free of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic colours, fragrances and chemicals. Free of dairy and soy, and smells good enough to eat!

Magic Bug Stick!

Magic Bug Stick!

The yummy smelling essential oils, which are responsible for the repelling of annoying bugs, are catnip, geranium, citronella and, peppermint, rosemary, clove, vanilla and atlas cedarwood. The Bug Stick is also made of shea butter, jojoba oil and beeswax.

These oils also have other helpful properties, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory. It feels hydrating and not sticky.

There were 10 people using the Bug Stick while we were in Maine. It covered a LOT of skin, and there’s still over half left. We’re taking it camping in a couple weeks and I’m quite sure they’ll be more than enough for my family and the friends that we’re going with.

This product comes in two formats– a balm, which retails for $20 and $30. Please don’t let the price deter you. Yes, OFF or Deep Woods is way cheaper, but you don’t want that crap on your body or the bodies of your precious babes. Am I right? As I just mentioned, the product goes a very long way.

Dr Fedorenko is giving one lucky Mama Naturale reader the chance to win a Bug Stick. Just comment below and tell us where you’d use your Bug Stick this summer. Get a second entry by sharing and leaving the word “share” at the bottom of the post on the Mama Naturale FB wall. You can also

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A winner will be picked next Monday. Good luck!