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EcoSMART Natural Bug Killer Review & Giveaway

When I was invited to review an EcoSMART value bundle, I jumped at the chance. It is almost impossible to find all natural pesticides and all natural bug sprays. Most products on the market are loaded with chemicals and toxins. With two young children and a cat, I need a product that is safe for daily use around children and pets.
EcoSMART was the first company to apply modern science to essential plant oils — creating the first 100% safe pesticides. The products are based on the natural defenses that plants and trees have used for their self protection against insects and pathogens – essential oils.

Since EcoSMART’s proprietary botanical oil blends attack attributes that are specific only to pests, they have no effect on people, pets or the environment. The primary active ingredients in EcoSMART products are approved as Direct Food Additives or classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. These oils are commonly used to add flavor and aroma to many cosmetic, beverage and food products, including cake, candy, sweetener, gum, soft drinks, and lipstick. Children and pets are safe. EcoSMART products have no adverse effect on mammals, birds, and fish and also will not contaminate water sources.

EcoSMART offers a wide variety of products including value bundles. I reviewed the Safe Picnic Value Bundle. This bundle included the following:

Home Pest Control - 24 oz. spray bottle
Flying Insect Killer - 14 oz. can
Insect Repellent - Two (2) 6 oz. bottles


PROS:
1. Safe for use around children and pets. I have both, and this is a huge plus for me.
2. Extremely effective. I had my doubts that an all natural bug spray would be effective, but these products are just as effective as conventional bug sprays.
3. Safe for the environment.
4. No overbearing scent of chemicals. The Flying Insect Killer has a very pleasant scent of peppermint. The Insect Repellent has a neutral smell.

CONS:
1. I was not thrilled with the way the Home Pest Control smelled. Although it contains no chemicals, it has a chemical-like scent.

I am happy to offer one lucky reader a Safe Home Value Bundle, a $31.00 value which includes the following products:
Ant and Roach Killer (14 oz.  can)
Home Pest Control (24 oz. spray bottle)
Flying Insect Killer (14 oz. can)
Insect Repellent (6 oz. bottle)

To enter: leave a comment stating why you want or need the Safe Home Value Bundle. Be sure to include your email address in the following format: piecesofamom at gmail dot com so that I may contact you if you are the lucky winner.

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 pm EDT on June 29, 2010. One winner will be chosen using Random.org. and will have 48 hours to respond. Must be a resident of the continental US to participate.

Disclosure: I received a value bundle pack in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed herein are 100% mine.

12 comments

Amanda said...

I would love to win these products because we have bug (mainly spider and mosquitos) problems at our house. We also have a 3 week old baby, a dog, and a cat. I really want to protect all of us from the bugs, but also protect us from chemicals.
apeek81 at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I refuse to use chemical bug sprays because they are so toxic, even though we have terrible bug problems with ants and mosquitoes. These sound perfect!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Judy B said...

With a two year old, we need all the safe bug repellents we can get. You should see the ants we have this year!

judychrz at gmail dot com

Julie said...

We have a swamp near us that breeds all kind of bugs including mosquitoes
be handy have to get rid of them.

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Smarti said...

I really need this. Down here in GA there are bugs are everywhere.
rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

Mzi said...

I love that these products are safe around children and pets as I have two small children.
sanki304 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

These products sound fantastic and are great for the environment. I am trying to reduce the size of my carbon footprint
suz03us at yahoo dot com

ms-texas said...

i am trying to switch to natural products and i would like to try these!

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

tina reynolds said...

i need this because we have pests on are porch were the kids play, but I want to use something safe since they play out there thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

I'd like to try this because I live near a river, so we have lots of bugs, however I don't like using nasty chemical bug killers or bug sprays.

my email is littleheathen9109 @ yahoo dot com

Shannan said...

Between the ants in the house and the massive, hungry mosquitoes in the yard, I need this desperately. I just can't stand using chemicals on and around my little guys!!

slpwriting (at) gmail (dot) com

Summer said...

I would like to win these products because we live in the woods and I'm always worried about using products around my kids. This would be great for us because we have a little one that is crawling and puts everything in his mouth.

summer.tidmore at yahoo dot com