Friday, August 9, 2019

Something's bugging me. P.S. This post ends with a GIVEAWAY!

Lyme's disease! Everywhere you turn, it seems someone is talking about Lyme's. As parents and grandparents and just simply people who enjoy the outdoors, we're developing a tick paranoia... rightfully so. Horror stories of folks we know with Lyme's have us holing up in our homes, scared to venture out into our yards, or... gasp... into the woods for a normally stress-reducing hike. 

That said, you can imagine my delight when I stopped into Happy Baby Company in their final days before closing their brick-and-mortar store** down the street from my office, and saw this bottle of Flick the Tick!

Of course, I snatched it up right away and took it to the counter where Judy asked me if I wanted to review it on the blog. I did tell her that there's a problem with reviewing tick repellent in that the only way you can honestly review it is with a negative review when you come inside and discover one of those nasty critters embedded in your flesh. Otherwise, you don't really know if it's working. 

Then she pointed out that Flick the Tick also repels other insects. Even as she said it, the dozen or so mosquito bites on my arms and legs and feet started to itch. Yes, yes, yes... I'll gladly review it! I couldn't wait to get home and try it out. After all, my husband (who never gets bitten by mosquitoes and has never had a tick on him, despite the many hours he spends in our yard and small woods) has been frustrated with my lack of desire to be out on the porch with him at night. It's not the ticks that keep me inside. It's those darned mosquitoes!!

So, check out these safe ingredients:

  • Cedarwood Oil
  • Citronella Oil
  • Geranium Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Rosemary Oil

After giving the bottle a good shake after I got home, I sprayed it on my bare legs, feet, arms, and clothing and headed outside. 

After an hour or so, there were no fresh bites on me.

This morning, I went out onto the porch to have a cup of coffee and do a bit of reading. Before long, I was back inside, reaching for my bottle of Flick the Tick. Another good shake and spray. I spent the next hour bug-free on the porch. I'm sold. 

Will it keep ticks away? I can only hope. But it works for the mosquitoes and it smells amazing. So I'm a happy camper and tonight, when I sit outside with my husband, he will be, too.

So guess what? Judy, at Happy Baby Company, gifted me with a bottle of Flick the Tick for one of my lucky readers. Just enter the Rafflecopter below. I'll draw a winner on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. 

Oh, and one more thing -- Judy isn't closing Happy Baby Company. She'll continue to sell all her great cloth diapers, safe baby toys, amber teething necklaces, and products for mama and the rest of the family online and at various pop-up shops around the Pittsburgh area. Check out her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Must be 18+ to enter. USA and Canada only. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you just can't wait to see if you won a bottle and want to order one now, you can buy Flick the Tick on the website. Now on sale for $14.99!


  1. I live the lowcountry South Carolina, so gnats and mosquitoes are terrible here.

    1. Yuck. I suggest giving Flick the Tick a try and letting me know how it works for you. Thanks for entering, Audrey!

  2. Thanks for the product tip! I'm always on the look out for safer options for my woods-loving boys, especially my littlest one. :)

    1. You're most welcome. Thanks for checking out the post, Julie! Good luck!

  3. We camp a lot so are worried about ticks. But on a day to day basis, mosquitoes ate the real pest.

    1. It's a valid concern! Thanks for entering, Valerie. Good luck!


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