It seems like these days everyone is "going green," or at least thinking about it. That's where Swanson Health Products come in. Swanson Health Products, a family-owned company, was created in 1969 out of a need for arthritis relief; now it's a place to fill all your health needs from daily care to long-term care.
I recently had the opportunity to try out two of the products that Swanson Health carries. First was Jason Natural Quit Bugging Me! Spray. Just like the name says, this spray is natural and is DEET-, PABA-, and paraben-free, which is very important to me and other parents who have to worry about little ones. My daughter is very allergic to PABA, which a lot of products, including sunscreens, contain, but Quit Bugging Me! is something I would definitely feel comfortable using on her to keep those pesky bugs away.
I'm not sure I really like the smell of the spray — although it's not chemical or commercial, it reminds me a lot of a combination of mint and tobacco. Not my favorite scents, but a good alternative to chemicals at least. If you're looking for a good, all-natural bug spray Jason Natural Quit Bugging Me! is a great choice and is very family friendly.
I wore Jason Natural in my very own backyard, which here in Charlotte, North Carolina is very buggy, and we have weird bugs at that. Surprisingly, I was not attacked like I normally am and didn't need to light the citronella candles either. I put some on my three-year-old's legs as well and achieved great results — no "bug bumps" as she would call them. As with any insect repellent we washed it off as soon as we came in from the outdoors.
The other product I tested was Alba's Green Tea SPF 30 + Sunscreen. I'm not a huge green tea fan — for some reason it makes my stomach ill, so I wasn't sure how Alba and I would get along. I smelled the Alba product inside the tube and immediately I hated it, but once I put it on my skin and the light, leafy, floral scent of the green tea and aloe wafted to my nose, I actually enjoy the smell!