23 August 2016

Review Eco by Sonya Personal Outdoor Spray
For anyone not following me on Instagram/Twitter you might not be aware that I've just come back from my Sister's wedding in Skiathos. Despite my extended family being Greek I have never visited this part of the world before now (usually we hop across to Spain or Portugal). My sister is a regular to the island so advised me to bring inspect repellent because from her experience the Greek bugs like the sweet taste of English blood. I haven't used repellent since my year long trip backpacking Australia. I did a little research on natural alternatives as I wanted to avoid DEET and in the end I bought Eco by Sonya Personal Outdoor Spray. I must admit I was sold on this for the fact it's an Australian brand and a good price in comparison to similar products.

I've never had much problem with bites when travelling but as we had the wedding I didn't want to take any risks. Last thing I wanted was photos with my legs covered in red bite marks. Eco by Sonya Personal Outdoor Spray is a blend of essential oils - peppermint, tea tree, cedarwood, coriander, basil, clove, lemongrass and citronella. For me, the fragrance was gorgeous and I was more than happy to wear it. Some non-natural insect repellents have a horrid odour but this was a refreshing perfume, for me the peppermint was the dominant note. The bottle is plastic so great for travel and the spray gave a perfect spritz of product. Myself and my husband were liberal with application and I guess we used around half the bottle in 7 days (I left the remainder with family to finish it up).

Did we get bitten? I experienced one bite on my ankle on the very last day of the holiday and the Hubby had none. I think that's pretty good and on that basis I would happily buy Eco by Sonya Personal Outdoor Spray again.

Sarah x


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