Whenever I hear news about dengue, as part of mother’s instinct, it’s really normal to feel worried and scared for my Louise and for the rest of my family. I know we have lotion at home as defense and spray against mosquitoes but I still am not feeling 100% safe because these products have strong chemicals which for me, using them everyday are not good for us.
Louise got a canker sore last month and I might treat this a blessing in disguise. When we visited the clinic, we met Louise’s substitute doctor (her doctor was out-of-town that time). She and I were talking about my little princess’ health then our topic reached dengue issues. There was a point when the empathetic doctor shared she lost a sibling because of dengue. It scared me more for my Louise and I felt sad for her also, but one thing she advised me in the end was to always use insect repellent lotion for Louise. I told her we’re using it, but not everyday for the reason I mentioned above. She then said to use organic products instead, Human Nature specifically.
I am not a fan of organic products because from what I know, they’re more expensive. Also, I always go for the commonly-used products, the one I always see on TV ads. So knowing me, there’s really a small chance I would shop for those. But what the doctor said hit me. I said to myself that I need to try that product; I have nothing to lose anyway. So after my work last week, I went to Human Nature Branch located in The Strip, in front of Cebu Doctor’s Hospital.
There I saw their Bug Shield DEET-Free Lotion worth P99 (price is lesser for members). I bought 3 bottles and we tried it at home. I used a pea-sized amount for each of Louise’s hands and legs. She loved it and said “hmmm bango”. Honestly, for me it has a strong smell but my mother-in-law said it smells good, that’s 2 against 1 so there you go. We’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and so far, no mosquito bites for Louise, thank God! I tried it as well and I can really say it’s effective. None of the mosquitoes at home tried pissing me off (my sister said I probably have ‘sweet blood’ because it’s quite unusual having those insects always following me around). We apply the lotion every after morning and evening bath (or before going to bed). If Louise would go outdoors in the afternoon, we would it again.
Here are the pros of this product:
- 100% Natural
- Deet-free (Deet is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents which in some cases, can act as skin-irritant. Click here for more details.
- Very effective
- Affordable at P99 (be a member if you have plans of buying in bulk)
- Dermatologist-tested as non-irritating and safe
- 100% of the profits from every Bug Shield Lotion sold will fund the development of sustainable livelihood for our partner farming communities in Malaybalay, Bukidnon
As for the cons, I can only think of the smell but like I said, it’s probably just me. My Louise loves it so all-in-all, I find the product highly recommended for being SAFE, EFFECTIVE and AFFORDABLE.
Click HERE for the list of Human Nature branches.
Note that this is not a Sponsored post. I am just sharing this in case you’re desperate like me to protect our child against dengue. If you have tried this product already, please share your experience in the comment section below.