There were two key reasons I was excited to try Fight Back “2,” another product within the Mission Essentials line. The first- the company is based out of Charleston, South Carolina, so their front door is just a hop, skip and jump away from my own. And two- Charleston has bugs like no other city. Bring on the insect repellent!
A little background on the company itself- Mission Essentials offers products that are paraben free, contain no sodium lauryl-sulfate (SLS) and are vegan-friendly. They also only use earth-friendly packaging. What’s not to love?
So there I was, an evening not unlike others, rocking on my porch chair and talking with a few of my friends. If you’ve ever had a chance to visit the “Lowcountry,” as we call it, you’ll quickly learn that as soon as the sun sets, the bugs begin to bite. Forks has vampires and werewolves, we have no-see-ums and mosquitoes.
I decided it was the perfect setting to test out Fight Back “2,” a 100% natural insect repellent.
I sprayed my entire body down and soon felt hungry for cereal. It smells so much like Fruit Loops, I was certain a toucan was going to swoop down, land on my shoulder, then tell me how I needed to follow my nose.
No toucans came around, but no bugs did either. I was sold!
After using Fight Back “2” for a number of bug intense weeks now there is one thing that needs to be known- like any other bug repellent, the Mission Essentials spray does need to be reapplied every hour and a half (or so) for continuous protection. Bring on the outdoor activities!
Ingredients: Water base, lemongrass essential oils (recommended by the FDA and CDC as the most effective natural ingredient against West Nile Virus), lemon eucalyptus (recognized by Consumer Reports as effectively comparable to low levels of DEET), geranium essentials oils and litsea cubeba, other essential and natural oils.
Grab your own 4 ounce spray bottle for $12 or a 1 ounce trial bottle for $5 at Mission-Essentials.com. You’ll be ready for the buggy outdoors no matter what!
FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.