This product is non-staining, so there is little worry that you will ruin your favorite hiking wear and there is little risk that it will damage gear.
Its primary ingredient, Geranoil, has an interesting history. Geraniol is the main part of rose oil, palmarosa oil and citronella oil, and once extracted from plants, it contains over 67 individual compounds. Plants that carry these compounds have the ability to repel mosquitoes and insects better than plants without the extract.
This product has a rose scent that is not overwhelming and fades in nicely to provide protection for several hours. With a fair amount of water as an inactive ingredient, you will not have to worry about feeling like ‘sticky tape’ since the product is emulsified well.
In my truthful opinion, I rate this repellent a 4.5 stars rating.
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Cutter Natural Insect Repellent
- Contains 2 active ingredients.
- It is an all-natural insect repellent.
- It is not overly diluted with water or fillers.
- Rose smell is not overwhelming.
Features and specifications
- Cutter Natural* Insect Repellent
This insect repellent comes in a sleek, tall bottle and is applied as a pump spray. Unlike streams or lotions, the medium mist of the pump allows for uniform application without the ‘splashing’ effect some heavy stream repellents tend to exhibit. The fragrance is mostly rose with a hint of vanilla and is very acceptable and easy to get used to. Like so many mosquito repellents that are mainly essential oil based, the smell comes on a little strong right after your initial application, but then blends down to almost unnoticeable levels.
This formula contains 2 active ingredients and with it’s main ingredient ‘geranoil’ apparently handling most of the repellent action. Geranoil is found in many natural mosquito repellents either as a sole ingredient at up to 20% concentration, or as pool of essential oils when used in multi-ingredient mosquito repellents. Many studies show that geranoil does a fine job of repelling mosquitoes and other insects for several hours when applied at sufficient concentrations and this repellent contains a hefty dose.
- Ingredient concentration is sufficient
Cutter Natural Insect Repellent contains 7% active ingredients with additional emulsifiers and water. This lever of concentration assures strong protection against bites and will deter most all mosquitoes and insects attracted to your zone. For those allergic to bees, please review the following information on geranoil prior to use since some users have reported that it has a tendency to attract them.
Cutter Natural Insect Repellent
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
No Deet, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus
Cutter Natural* Insect Repellent contains 2 active essential oil ingredients and is a great match for those looking to steer clear of chemicals. It does not contain the bio-pesticides oil of lemon eucalyptus, DEET or picaridin and is unlike products containing those ingrdients, it is safe to apply to children down to infant age.
Cutter Natural* Insect Repellent has 2 active plant based ingredients designed to repel mosquitoes which are; Geranoil at 5% and Soybean Oil at 2% active. Inactive ingredients are there for emulsification purposes and include Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Potassium Sorbate, and 92% water.
This repellent has a mild to moderate initial fragrance of rose and hints of vanilla. Again, the fragrance is moderate at first and fades after settling into your skin.
Plant based repellent ingredients with geranoil and soybean oil.
Sprays on white, then when rubbed in, fades to a clear coating on skin, clothing and gear.
Moderate amount of active ingredients proven to repel mosquitoes and other biting insects.
Pleasant rose with a hint of vanilla smell
With 7% active natural repellents included, this product is somewhat weaker than several other formulations.
Contains geranoil which has been shown to attract bees in some instances.
Compiling my complete review of Cutter Natural Insect Repellent I found that it is a consistent performer, providing protection for people of any age. It incorporates some very potent mosquito repellents to assure good control and with a 6 oz. standard bottle size, it lasts longer than most standard 4 oz. brands. Cutter is a recognized brand that has developed a reputation of putting out fine products both all natural and chemical based. This is a good all-around lotion and certainly a very good value.
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