FabIndia Mosquito Repellant with Natural Oils
I am damn scared of mosquitoes and the diseases they spread. We take all precautions at home to keep mosquitoes away. Considering that there a whole lot of trees and plants around the place where I live, I have to take a hell of a lot of precautions against mosquitoes. Since my son is not someone who would remain and play within the confines of the home, I wanted something that would provide protection against mosquitoes while he is out and playing around.
When I was browsing through an e-shopping website, I came across this repellant, which claimed to be made from natural oils and could be sprayed on to the body because it was bereft of chemicals. I went ahead and bought it because it came from the brand FabIndia.
What is Written on the Bottle:
Made with a blend of hydrating coconut oil and natural repellants like citronella and lemongrass essential oil, this deet free repellant helps protect your skin from mosquitoes.
Rs. 250 for 100 ml.
Isopropyl Myristate, Cyclomethicone, Coconut Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Citronella Oil, Orange Oil.
My Take on FabIndia Mosquito Repellant with Natural Oils:
This oil-based liquid comes in a spray bottle with a spray nozzle. It smells heavily of lemongrass and “only” lemongrass. If you are not particularly fond of the strong scent of lemongrass, please don’t even consider buying it.
The spray nozzle is not of a good quality and after a few sprays, I found out that the oil and liquid were seeping from all sides if I kept it in the supine position.
When it is sprayed on to the skin, it forms an oily-liquid layer and I need to spread it around. This liquid spreads as an oily layer, which gets easily absorbed into the skin without leaving any greasiness.
Coming to the point whether it works in actually repelling mosquitoes away, well, yeah, it does, but for a certain time frame. Mosquitoes stay away say for around 1 hour or so and then the lemongrass scent fades away completely and then you have to spray again. I have seen mosquitoes buzzing around my son, but they do not dare bite him…eeks…while he smells of lemongrass .
Ah and yes, this is completely safe for kiddos’ sensitive skin because my son did not get any rashes or other adverse reactions because of this.
As for myself, I don’t spray it on myself because people start asking me whether I have applied amrutanjan because they simply are unaware of something called lemongrass :rolls eye:
Its easy to carry around in purses and handbag, but the only hitch is that the nozzle is not so good and there is only a tiny plastic cap at the top, which does not stay put and comes off easily and if you really don’t mind if your handbag “stinks” of lemongrass, then you have got a winner!
Overall, I think it is a pretty good thing to get if you have entomophobia like me and live in a place with lots of trees around.
Pros of FabIndia Mosquito Repellant with Natural Oils:
• Effective mosquito repellant made from natural oils.
• Does not cause irritation or adverse skin allergies even on sensitive skin.
• Personally, I love lemongrass’ scent, so I quite like it.
• Can be safely used on children.
• Spreads as an oily layer, which gets easily absorbed into the skin without leaving any greasiness.
Cons of FabIndia Mosquito Repellant with Natural Oils:
• Packaging is not good enough and the liquid seeps through the cap and nozzle.
• Only effective for a limited time frame, after which the smell of lemongrass fades away, and has to be re-applied.
• Some “people” may find the scent of lemongrass “repelling.”
Will I Buy Again:
Yes, I will, since it is effective and it is safe to be used on my son.
Would I Recommend:
Yes, to those, who are entomophobics like me 😐
P.S: I thought “repellents” was the correct spelling, but FabIndia’s label says “repellant.” :|:|
Fabindia Vitamin E Liquorice Gel Face Pack
FabIndia Aloe Vera Under Eye Gel
Fab India Skin Care Haul
Fabindia Sesame Hair Oil
The Fab India TEA TREE Face Wash
Fabindia Tea Tree Skin Toner
Fabindia Orange Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub
Fabindia Citrus Lemon Body Wash
Fab India Vitamin E De Pigmentation Cream
FabIndia Sandalwood Radiance Pack
Fabindia Herbal Foot Heel Balm
FabIndia Avocado Body Wash
Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30
Khadi Kangra Green Tea vs FabIndia Tulsi Green Tea
Mini Fab India Shopping
FabIndia Papaya Face Pack
Fabindia Neem Tulsi Mud Pack
Fab India Vitamin E Depigmentation Cream vs Biotique Coconut Milk
Buy Fabindia Personal Care Products Online Now
Fabindia Seabuckthorn Shampoo
Fab India Lavender Cleansing Milk
Fabindia Almond and Coconut Body Butter
Fab India Coral Glow Face Pack
Fabindia Fruit Burst Lotion for Kids in Bubble Gum
Fabindia Avocado Shampoo
A Mini Haul from FabIndia
Fab India Aloe Vera Protein Conditioner
Fabindia Aloe Vera Protein Shampoo
Fabindia Clove Gel Face Pack
Fab India Bitter Orange Facial Spray
Fabindia Dew Plum Lip Butter
Fabindia Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream for Oily Skin and Lakme Strawberry Crème
FabIndia SeaBuckThorn Moisturizer
Rose Water- Dabur Gulabari, Fab India
Fab India Lemon Intensive Hand Cream
FabIndia Avocado Foot Cream