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HOMS Organic Bite Blocker Insect Repellent Itch & Sting Relief

Lotion. Active ingredients are: Soybean Oil, 2.0%, Geranium Oil, 5%.

Scorecard

Type Type Aerosol spray, pump spray or lotion.
Lotion
Active ingredients Active ingredients The active ingredients as listed on the product's label.
Soybean Oil, 2.0%, Geranium Oil, 5%
Cost per oz. ($) Cost per oz. Approximate retail price divided by product contents in ounces.
2.25
Protection against mosquitoes and ticks Protection against mosquitoes and ticks Each product is tested to see how effectively it protects against Aedes mosquitoes (the aggressive mosquitoes that tend to bite during the day and can spread Zika) and Culex mosquitoes (nighttime biters that can spread West Nile). Based on our past testing, and on advice from independent experts, products that are effective against mosquitoes should be effective against other arthropods, including deer ticks.
Poor
Resists damage to materials Resists damage to materials We test repellents on several common materials. Those scoring higher are less likely to cause damage. If you are concerned about damage, test first on an inconspicuous spot.
Good

CRs Take

Poor performance at repelling mosquitoes. Does not claim to protect against ticks. Lotion with a moderate bandaid/medicinal aroma upon application. After 10 minutes, slight odor and no residual skinfeel.

About

The HOMS Organic Bite Blocker Insect Repellent Itch & Sting Relief is part of the Insect repellent test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Insect repellent models like the Organic Bite Blocker Insect Repellent Itch & Sting Relief are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Cost per oz.: Approximate retail price divided by product contents in ounces.

Protection against mosquitoes and ticks: Each product is tested to see how effectively it protects against Aedes mosquitoes (the aggressive mosquitoes that tend to bite during the day and can spread Zika) and Culex mosquitoes (nighttime biters that can spread West Nile). Based on our past testing, and on advice from independent experts, products that are effective against mosquitoes should be effective against other arthropods, including deer ticks.

Resists damage to materials: We test repellents on several common materials. Those scoring higher are less likely to cause damage. If you are concerned about damage, test first on an inconspicuous spot.

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