As founder of Four Legged Life, I get a lot of requests to test pet products. Here’s the latest “buzz” on a natural pest repellant I tested on my adventure-seeking dogs, Chipper and Cleo. It’s called Earth Heart’s Buzz Guard and contains an effective blend of pure essential oils that makes fleas (and ticks, flies, mosquitoes and no-see-ums) flee far from dogs and us when we are out and about.
The three of us do a lot of hiking, camping and surfing, and don’t want to spend time shooing flies or swatting mosquitoes during these activities. Or worry about bringing home unwanted guests – fleas and ticks. Buzz Guard is easy – and more importantly, safe. Just mist your skin and on your dog’s coat. It delivers a clean citronella scent and leaves no greasy residue. And, it works up to five hours.
Here’s a rundown of the ingredients: water, polysorbate 20, neem seed oil, pure essential oils of citronella, fir, geranium, rosewood, basil, myrrh plus potassium sorbate. Each 2-fluid ounce spray bottle delivers about 600 mists, according to the manufacturer. Priced at about $12, that comes to about 2 cents per mist, if my math skills are up to par.
In addition to this product, Earth Heart also makes other all-natural aromatherapy mists for dogs, including Travel Calm (to subdue tummy upsets and restlessness in traveling dogs), Guard Well (to relieve itching and swelling causes by irritants and minor illnesses) and Canine Calm (to reduce stress generated by thunderstorm phobias or veterinary clinic visits). This lineup is for dogs, not cats or birds, who have totally different physiologies.
The folks at Earth Heart are staging a special discount offer on their all-natural products between now and Aug. 25. When placing an order on their site online (www.earthheartinc.com), simply enter the code, HURRAH FLL in ‘special instructions” or “note to seller” at checkout to receive a second product free with your order of either Travel Calm or Buzz Guard. Please indicate which of these products you would like to receive for free. Offer is good for one-time use with a single purchase between now and Aug. 25, 2011.
Any questions, you can contact the company directly at 847-551-1806.
And, you are also invited to sign up for their newsletter and follow Earth Heart on Facebook.
Final note: I received a complimentary sample of Buzz Guard to test, but did not receive – or seek – any financial compensation for posting this review.