My love affair (yes, it’s that serious) with this company and their magical bug spray started back when we lived in Miami. Vishnu and I walked by the Saturday farmer’s market and decided to check it out. The Me and a Tree stall stood out to me because of the huge variety of soy candles. I started chatting with the individual manning the stall and she slowly but surely introduced me to all of the other products.
The bug spray grabbed my attention right away as it was summertime in Miami and the mosquitoes are quite vicious, especially at night. The lady told me that she used it in the Amazon rain forest and didn’t get bit once. With a claim to fame like that, I figured it was worth a try.
This spray was good. I used it whenever we went out to dinner, and the bugs really did stay away.
The real test came when we headed to India a couple of months later. You guys, I was the only one in my family who didn’t get bit!!! I offered my spray to everyone, but they were convinced that only Off would work in India. Umm…they were 100% wrong!
I also used this spray in Puerto Rico and didn’t get bit at all.
So the proof was in the pudding. This spray worked on non-US mosquitoes!
Fast forward to January 24, 2016. I was freaking out a little about my upcoming trip to Panama because of the Zika outbreak. I wanted to be fully prepared in terms of bug repellents. I bought some all natural spray at Target along with the Bugables bracelets. However, I could not help but feel like I needed the Me and a Tree spray (I ran out a while back). It worked in three different locations around the world, so it would surely work in Panama, right?
Well, the only way to find out was to order a couple of bottles and take them with me. I tweeted back and forth with the company because I didn’t know if the standard shipping would get them to me in time. The owner responded right away and assured me they would. And lo and behold, they did!
As you guys know, I didn’t get bit at all while in Panama. Again, I’m not sure if that’s because there weren’t any mosquitoes or because the spray kept them away. Either way, I used this every time I stepped out of the hotel. I sprayed it on any bare skin, inside my shoes, and on my clothes. A bit much I know but better safe than sorry.
The awesome thing about this spray is that it’s natural and made with essential oils and water (and a couple of other things), so it’s safe on the skin (and clothes) and smells amazing (kind of earthy/herby but also very fresh and clean). No need to worry about unnecessary chemicals! I had a few of my colleagues hooked on it as well!
If you’re looking for an amazing bug spray that really works, this is it. I have honestly never been more amazed with a product. And you better believe I’m stocking up with a few (more like 10) bottles myself!
NOTE: I absolutely love this spray and recommend it wholeheartedly. However, please don’t take my positive recommendation as an absolute. Always take adequate precautions when heading out in mosquito (or any bug for that matter) season!