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Alba Botanica™ Anti-Bug Spray Insect Repellent -- 4 fl oz

Alba Botanica™ Anti-Bug Spray Insect Repellent
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Alba Botanica™ Anti-Bug Spray Insect Repellent -- 4 fl oz

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Alba Botanica™ Anti-Bug Spray Insect Repellent Description

  • Deet-Free Insect Repellent
  • Proven Effective Against Mosquitoes and Ticks
  • Biodegradable
  • No Parabens, Phthalates or Synthetic Fragrances
  • 100% Vegetarian Ingredients

Proven effective and totally DEET-free!

If you love the outdoors but loathe bug bites as much as you loathe covering your body in scary pesticides, keep bugs at bay with this proven repellent. Insects of all sorts will find you decidedly unappetizing. Sometimes rejection is a good thing.


independently tested and proven effective by industry standards against mosquitoes and ticks.


air-powered and biodegradable for a happy planet.


to use: Shake vigorously before use. Spray liberally over exposed skin and reapply every 2 hours or as needed. Hold 4 to 6 inches from body when spraying. Do not spray directly on face and avoid breathing mist. Spray on hand and apply to face being careful to avoid eyes and mouth. Use in well ventilated areas. Use adult supervision when applying to children. For children under 6 months, ask a doctor before use.


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Free Of
Animal testing, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates and harsh sulfates.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: castor oil (11.0%), citronella oil (5.0%), peppermint oil (2.0%), rosemary oil (2.0%). lemongrass oil (1.0%), cedarwood oil (1.0%), geranium oil (0.05%). Inert Ingredients (77/95%): Water, glyceryl stearate, lecithin, beeswax, glycerin, potassium stearate, sodium ricinoleate, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate.

For external use only. May be harmful if swallowed. Do not puncture or incinerate. Contents under pressure. Do not store at temperatures above 120°F. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product, do not spray directly on face and keep out of eyes. May cause milk skin or eye irritation. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if skin rash occurs. May be harmful if inhaled in excess amounts. Do not spray onto the hands of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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Camping With Kids: Tips for a Smooth, Safe & Fun Experience

If you've never taken your kids camping, you're passing up not only the opportunity to make lifelong memories, but to get your kids in touch with nature in a way that too few children have the chance to experience these days. While the idea may seem overwhelming, camping with your kids is a chance to unplug and unwind; and with a bit of planning and a few concessions, the entire experience can be much easier than you think.
Kids Having First Camping Experience Sitting in Blue Pop-Up Tent in the Woods |

When someone says “camping,” it often conjures the mental image of setting up a tent deep in the woods, hanging your food from trees to keep it from the bears, digging a hole in the ground for you-know-what and trying to start a fire with flint rock.

If you have kids, anywhere from toddlers to teenagers, this sounds like the Eighth Circle of Hades. Yet, if you expand your definition of camping, you can easily plan a family vacation that is both budget friendly and life-enhancing.

Not just the forest

While the wooded expanse of our great land is both beautiful and breathtaking, they’re not the only place to go camping. Beaches are a great alternative to the typical camping excursion. Many state beaches even have campsites with beach access. Some even allow RV camping right at the sand’s edge. Beach camping may not fit into the traditional camping imagery, but you will be hard pressed to find a kid that doesn’t think sleeping overnight at the beach is flat out awesome.

Speaking of RVs, if your budget allows for it, taking a trip into the wild outdoors in a motorhome can give you all of the benefits of camping with all of the convenience of home. If figuring out how to cook every meal on a campfire elicits involuntary twitching in you, then having a kitchenette, bed and bathroom on wheels is a great option.

Bathroom blunders

It’s likely that your kids don’t want to use a port-a-potty or an outhouse anymore than you do. Look for campgrounds with running water and flushing toilets because if anything will make you never want to go camping again it’s a bad outhouse experience. Once you’ve become master campers you can elevate to the really gritty nature experience, but it’s best to ease your kids in to the whole leaves for toilet paper thing. (Bring along these portable wipes either way, though!)


Maybe you really thrive in remote locations, bathing in streams while hunting for your own food, but your kids think the Hilton is roughing it. While you don’t have to give in to the “glamping” trend, you can find a happy medium by choosing a lodge or cabin in the area you’d like to explore. A shower and an actual bed can go a long way if you’re having to work to convince your children that the four hour drive and absence of WiFi are totally worth it.

Over-prepare your food

That doesn’t mean cook everything until it resembles shoe leather, rather, think ahead and be prepared. It doesn’t need to be all non-perishable canned food and vacuum packed products. Fresh fruit and veggies like apples, oranges, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower travel well and don’t need to be cooked to be delicious. Nut butters, applesauce pouches, dried fruits, and homemade jerky also travel spectacularly.

That isn’t to say you should forego the quintessential camping treats like s’mores and fire roasted hot dogs, but having a plethora of palatable options will keep your kids happy and your sanity in check. 

Flexibility makes for more fun

Don’t be overly committed to specific activities or a timeline. The entire point of camping is to go with the flow and see where the day takes you. Forget your watch at home and guess what time it is by where the sun is in the sky. Stay up to count stars and wake up with the sunrise. Just breathe.

Expect the Unexpected

Kids will complain about anything, so the last thing you want is for them to actually have cause for complaint. Pack a first aid travel kit to be prepared for any aches, pains or injuries that might try to ruin your trip. Start with sunblock, because while lobster makes a great dinner, it's a pretty terrible crustacean to resemble. You want to use something that's at least SPF 30 or better and if you're going to be doing any kind of swimming or sweating be sure it's water resistant.

Something many people often forget is lip balm. If you are going to be exposed to sun or dry air you will definitely want to have a nice moisturizing lip balm with you. Look for something based with coconut oil or beeswax to create the best moisture protection possible. It's also useful to get a lip balm with SPF for greater protection.

It's an exercise in insanity to camp without insect repellent on hand. Pick one that is as natural as possible because the chemical-based repellents that you spray onto your skin get absorbed into the bloodstream and that's just gross. There are many bracelets, sprays, insect repellent wipes and even clothing on the market that can help deter insects and pests. Be prepared for mosquitos, fleas, wasps and bees, or any of those other annoying biting and stinging insects.

It's good to have an ointment, such as aloe vera gel, in case anyone gets a sunburn, bandages and gauze, pain relievers (for kids and adults) and antihistamine. You should also toss in tweezers and alcohol pads because you never know when somebody's going to decide to run across an old rickety bridge without their flip-flops on and end up with a giant splinter in their foot or some other nonsense that is absolutely the entire point of camping to begin with.

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