Sunday, June 13, 2010 Posted by Dina N
A good insect repellent is an absolute must for my family. Preferably an organic one that is not loaded with questionable chemicals. Tropical Traditions makes an all natural organic insect repellent using their fabulous organic virgin coconut oil. The other ingredients include organic jojoba, plant based emulsifying wax, grapefruit seed extract, virgin palm oil, and organic essential oils of citronella, catnip, lemongrass, peppermint, and tansy.
This product is a lotion that you apply on the skin as needed. Since it contains no chemicals, I used it on my kids as well as on myself. Once on the skin, the lotion has a pleasant lemony-grassy scent. It can be safely used on the face, as well. I learned from the Tropical Traditions site that coconut oil has been used to ward off insects in tropical climates for hundreds of years. I already knew that essential oils are known to repel insects, as well. I found the combination of coconut oil and essential oils to be very effective in preventing mosquitoes from feasting on my family during a recent cookout. I noticed it also doubled as a moisturizer!
Right now, a 4 oz bottle of Tropical Traditions Organic Insect Repellent is buy one get one free - hurry, this promo ends at midnight today, June 13! If at any time you decide to buy this product or anything else from Tropical Traditions, as a first-time customer you can get a FREE Virgin Coconut Oil book with purchase. Find out all about coconut oil and its uses! Just use code 5251001 in the Referred by a Friend section and the book will be added to your order at no charge.
Tropical Traditions are generously giving away a bottle of Organic Insect Repellent to a lucky reader of this blog!
To enter, please take a look at the Tropical Traditions product line and tell me what interests you the most.
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Disclaimer / Disclosure: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This post reflects my personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information and images courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.