Oh, mosquitos. They are horrible, making a fun picnic or outing much less fun. Bug block to the rescue, right? Sure. But is all bug block safe for our skin?
I’m super picky about anything that goes on our skin. Why? Because our skin is our largest organ. Because what goes on our skin goes into our body. Because what goes into our body effects our overall health. Thanks to our son, Malachi, we’ve learned how to treat our skin well so that our overall health will be better. It really is amazing how important it is to take care of our skin.
So while I’m not a fan of mosquitos, I’m even less a fan of spraying harmful chemicals all over my family to avoid bug bites. From Parkinson’s to cancer to behavior issues, I feel that the possible issues that we can face as a result of bug spray are not worth the risk.
I’ve told you all about how the MadeOn Lotion Bar has saved my poor, dry, broken out hands and have made them continually soft and free of pain. I love MadeOn and am so thankful to have learned about their wonderful company and products.
Recently, I had the chance to try the MadeOn Bug Block, which is just as safe, just as non-toxic, just as easy to use as their Hard Lotion Bar that I love. Not that this matters one way or the other with how it works, but can I just say how much I love the way Bug Block smells? Yes, it really smells good. Even my boys said this, and trust me – my boys aren’t so much into caring about how products smell. (Unless it’s bacon…)
Last week, we sent Asa (our 14 year old) outside with orders to remove all of the green overgrowth on one side of our house – not a fun job, and one that is typically quite mosquito filled. I handed him the MadeOn Bug Block and had him rub it all over his arms and neck and face. He spent a good part of the morning outside with vines and mosquitoes for company. Fun.
Later, I went out briefly to help all the younger boys haul off all the branches and vines that Asa had taken care of earlier. I really only planned to be outside long enough to give some direction, so I didn’t take the time to use the Bug Block. Mistake. I ended up staying out longer and helping more than I had intended, so one hour and several mosquito bites later, I came back inside.
While I tried not to scratch, I asked Asa how the Bug Block had worked. His response was, “Hmm. I don’t think I got bit at all while I was out there. Maybe there just weren’t any mosquitoes?”
Oh no. The mosquitoes were there. I didn’t see them either, but I felt them. Remind me to put on Bug Block next time. It totally kept the mosquitoes away from Asa.
So that’s my MadeOn Bug Block story. It works and it’s completely non-toxic and safe for you and your kids. How wonderful that we can take care of our skin and avoid bugs at the same time. Summer is saved!