Wearing bug spray is an inconvenience of summer weather that we can all do without. Thankfully, there may be a solution to never having to smell like the stuff again. It’s as simple as burning these incense-like sticks, made of all natural ingredients.
The magical Flyaway Sticks—made by the New York City-based brand Madison James—are made of clove, geranium, Texas cedar, citronella, and other naturally effective ingredients. Each stick burns for four hours and helps keep bugs away (whether it’s mosquitoes, gnats, or other unwanted guests) without harming local populations of bees. The sticks come in packs of 31 for $38 and can be bought on Terrain’s website. Bonus: The sticks come in hand-stamped, eco-friendly paper packaging, too.
Reviewers can’t get enough of these wooden wands. “These sticks are not only effective but have a wonderful scent,” one customer wrote. Another reviewer said that one pack lasted them the whole summer last year, and they truly kept the mosquitoes away.
These sticks are ideal if you’re enjoying a nice dinner on the patio or hanging out around a bonfire on the beach. You can stick a few in the sand or in jars on the table, and light them. If you plant yourself somewhere outside–and don’t plan on moving around a lot like going on a hike through the woods–they’re major game changers.
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