Tails come in handy for cows during spring and summer to swat away pesky insects, and sometimes we wish we had one too. We aren’t fans of mossies, but we also aren’t big on putting pesticides on our skin either. We also don’t like strong essential oils like Citronella or Tea Tree which can cause irritation.
We developed a natural, effective formula that will help keep biting insects at bay. We trialed a number of different formulas before we found this one. When we tried it, we loved the smell and also noticed that when we wore it at barbecues or outdoors, we were not bitten so much. Have you ever noticed how some people never seem to get bitten while others are devoured? This scent helped us to become one of the lucky ones who don't seem to be troubled by bites.
Please note that this is not a general insect repellent. Our Tail Swat Body Spray contains a blend of natural oils that changes your scent to something that we quite like, but the biting bugs don’t – and you don’t have to smell like a citronella candle. It can be sprayed as liberally as needed, including over the face. It is also great for small children that are sleeping in an area where they may be bitten.
Is the Tail Swat safe for babies?
Absolutely! The best thing about our products are that they’re suitable for use on all ages, including newborns.
'Fragrance' is listed as one of the ingredients in this product. What does this mean?
When we first started making products, we used a blend of essentials oils to give them a lovely fragrance. But many people have severe reactions and allergies to them, even in small amounts. As a result, and because we make products for people with sensitive skin, we took them out of most products. Instead, we helped to develop a special kind of fragrant oil, whereby each component in it is less than the EU allergy threshold. This is how we can have a pleasant-smelling product without the reactions. The scents we use are proprietary blends from the company we get them from, and we’ve had no reactions since we made the switch. Also, of course, it is free from phthalates, which is the main concern in fragrances.
Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Glycine Soja (Soya Bean) Oil, Coco Caprylate (Coconut-Based Conditioner), Polysorbate 20 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Sucrose Polystearate (Sugar Ester), Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant-Based Emulsifying Wax), Fragrance (Phthalate-Free), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed Oil, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
We choose to avoid repeated exposure to ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers. And many more we don’t have room to list here.
We show all the ingredients on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you can see why we chose them and get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that ingredients may vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.