Buzzpatch attracted my attention recently as a company that produces non-toxic, fun stickers that repel insects, namely mosquitoes. As a grandmother of five, these stickers appeal to me for use in my gardens as well as at our family cottage.
Who is Buzzpatch?
The company was established by parents for parents concerned about their children and grandchildren and the overabundance of mosquitoes any time we step out the door. Some (I have a few like this) kids are downright afraid of bugs, others don’t seem to notice them biting, but scratch the bites or worse, develop an allergic reaction to the bites.
What is Buzzpatch?
As the name depicts, buzzpatch are cute sticker-like patches that you attach to childrens’ (or adults’) clothing to keep the bugs at a distance. The bugs might hover around, but do not land when they smell the product.
Created from all natural essential oils (predominantly citronella AKA lemon) and no toxic DEET, these patches are safe for everyone. Stick them on your kids’ hats, shirts, pants etc. If worried about toddlers peeling them off, stick them on their bottoms or the tops of their hats.
My Experience with Essential Oils as Bug Repellents
I have been a proponent of essential oils for ages now and actually created my own bug repellent using geranium and lemon oils, both of which bugs hate. It smells wonderful and works, although I do reapply after several hours outdoors, especially if working up a sweat in my gardens.
Absolutely non-toxic, I spray it all over my clothing and even in my hair and on the bare skin of my neck, hands, legs, etc. My skin is very sensitive to everything else (including those other bug sprays and sunscreens) but not to this natural remedy.
How do Essential Oils Repel Mosquitoes?
When we as humans breathe, we release CO2 which mosquitoes are attracted to when we exhale. The scent in certain essential oils (like the citronella in Buzzpatch stickers) confuses the mosquitoes, creating an invisible shield around your kids from mosquitoes. That’s the theory, I am anxious to try out the stickers.
How do You Order BUZZPATCH?
Perhaps you have seen the same advertisement I did on Facebook. I was intrigued with the advertisement due to my experience with homemade bug repellent, so clicked on the ad and ordered.
I now have a referral code, please use it if you plan to order! If I love the buzzpatch product, I will create my own advertisement on this blog and share the news.
I received my order of Buzz Patch stickers this week. They came in convenient, resealable (to keep the scent in) pouches, in sheets of six stickers, ten sheets per pouch. I ordered several pouches to keep a stash at our cottage, home and even in my van for pond adventures with my grandson.
I will keep you posted as to their effectiveness!