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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 2, 2014
Moderately effective, it seems to do well at repelling mosquitos but not so much chiggers and other burrowing insects. I had better repel rates for the latter with DEET based products.
It does feel a little greasy when first applied and clothing should be kept away from treated areas till it dries some so it doesn't just wipe or become absorbed away because it is a fairly (thin) low viscosity.
Doesn't smell much like chemicals but until it dries you can definitely smell it, a faint alcohol chemical smell but no fragrance added. Does not appear to stain clothing, or at least nothing that won't come out in the wash later.
The spray application leaves something to be desired, you either get a lot of overshoot or have to hold it close enough that the spray bounces off. A cream based product might be less wasteful, but at least it's still less wasteful then pressurized aerosol cans, and far less greasy feeling than a cream so it may be the lesser of 3 evils.
Overall I will look for something else but if I can't find the *ideal* value priced product I might buy it again to hold me over till I do.