You may think this review is biased, I don’t often give something 10 out of 10. So I just want to stress from the get go that I’m not promoting this product for monetary gain. It’s just something I really, really believe in.
I first discovered Buzz Free Zone Gel a couple of years ago when I was preparing to spend a month in Thailand. I’d been doing a bit of research on mosquito repellent and was a bit bummed out by what I’d found. Most of what was available was full of chemicals and the consensus was that repellents had to contain DEET to be effective.
DEET, or diethyltoluamide, was developed in 1944 by Samuel Gertler and was originally used as a pesticide. It’s supposed to be used on skin and clothing but has been known to have toxic side effects in some situations, affecting the skin, brain and cells of both humans and animals. Was this really something I wanted to be putting on my body every day?
Thanks, but no thanks.
A friend recommended that I check out Karma Skincare for their all natural products and that’s when I came across Buzz Free Zone Gel. I loved the idea of a repellent made from organic, natural ingredients, with no DEET. I order two bottles straight away.
This gel is absolutely amazing. Not only is it 100% effective (I was in Thailand for a month and only had one bite, on the eyelid, a spot I’d missed with the gel) but it also smells divine. I use it here in Portugal in the summer and every time I smell it it takes me straight back to Thailand. The essential oils give off such a delicate perfume you don’t need to use anything else.