For 10 years, the brilliant folks at Gentle Breeze Farm LLC have been producing their one-of-a-kind bug repellent, the ‘Skeeter Skidaddler. This isn’t the bug repellent that you and your customers are probably used to, however, as the ‘Skeeter Skidaddler opts out of using harmful chemicals, such as DEET, and instead commits to using all natural ingredients to produce their flagship product.
Allan Pollock, the creator of the ‘Skeeter Skidaddler, first experimented with alternative forms of bug repellent in 2007, at a farmer’s market in Windham, Maine that he also helped found. The farmer’s market provided herbs, sprouts and perennials to the region, and in order to tend his market garden to the fullest extent, Pollock began experimenting with different formulas for natural repellent.
After selling his ‘Skeeter Skidaddler at the farmer’s market, and receiving tons of positive comments from customers, Pollock was convinced that he should sell his product in retail stores across the country. Since 2010, they have grown from being available in 25 retail stores to more than 300 in 2015.
What is it?
The ‘Skeeter Skidaddler bug repellent is no ordinary bug spray. Instead of relying on sometimes reliable but harmful chemicals, the ‘Skeeter Skidaddler uses only all-natural ingredients to accomplish its bug repelling properties. It contains no citronella and no DEET; instead, it consists of 100% natural essential oils.
One bottle of ‘Skeeter Skidaddler will actually last longer than 2 – 4 bottles of the other brands, and it doesn’t coat you in a sticky, unpleasant fragrance; it’s more of a natural, fresh smell!
Variety of Products
Gentle Breeze Farm LLC supplies a variety of bug repellent alternatives, for both people and pets. They have two main fragrances of ‘Skeeter Skidaddler repellents for people: The Warm & Spicy and the Light & Lemony scents.
The Warm & Spicy scent is composed of 85.2% organic sunflower oil, 8% cinnamon oil, 8% cedarwood oil, 0.9% clove oil, 0.6% lemongrass oil, and 0.3% geranium oil. The Light & Lemony Scent is 86% organic sunflower oil, 8% cinnamon oil, 4% cedarwood oil, 1.7% lemongrass oil, and 0.3% geranium oil.
They also have two sprays for pets: their furry friend friendly spray and their equine friendly spray. Both of those sprays are made from organic sunflower oil and will keep those pesky insects from biting your four-legged friends.
Although the 80 mL ‘Skeeter Skidaddler spray bottles are easy enough to carry around in a purse or backpack, for customers who are looking for an easy one-time application, Gentle Breeze Farm LLC also supplies single-use wet wipe versions of their Warm & Spicy and Light & Lemony scents.
Gentle Breeze Farm LLC and their wonderful ‘Skeeter Skidaddler bug repellent take the ickiness out of bug spray and protect your customers from pesky summertime biting insects. Feel good about the bug repellent you’re using, and try out ‘Skeeter Skidaddler!