Monday, 6 January 2014

REVIEW: The Victorian Garden Mosquito Repellent Lotion

Basil & Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Lotion by The Victorian Garden

I honestly don't know if there is a more annoying sound than a mosquito buzzing around your head while you are trying to sleep! I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that is driven insane by it! So what do you do? Spray yourself with toxic repellent hoping it will 'bug' off? I have the solution for you - The Basil & Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Lotion from The Victorian Garden!

As most of you know, I'm a frequent traveler to Zambia and most recently to Zimbabwe (where the above photo was taken), so I need to have protection from mosquitos because they are both malaria affected countries. I was so grateful when the wonderful Jessica from The Victorian Garden sent me this lotion and I was so eager to test it out while on the house boat on Kariba in Zimbabwe. 

One of the first things I noted about this body lotion, was the scent. The invigorating presence of lemongrass in the mixture definitely makes it's mark in the fragrance of this lotion, even my brother was really impressed with how good it smelt. Another positive about this body lotion is that it really is mositurising. I could apply it straight after my shower and had hydrated, plus protected, skin for the rest of the night.

I'm so anti the usual toxic mosquito repellents especially after my mom once sprayed it and it melted her nail polish! If it can melt nail polish, imagine what it does when it's absorbed by your bloodstream! 

The best element of this mosquito repellent that I was most impressed with was the fact that it really did keep those pesky mozzies away! High five to you The Victorian Garden!

There really wasn't anything that I didn't like about this Basil & Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Body Lotion and I can definitely tell you that I will be stocking up on more when my bottle is finished!

It's R72 for 100 ml which is an amazing deal and you can find on The Victorian Garden website

Thanks for leaving a comment. It's always great to hear from you. ♥


  1. Wow, I love the scent of lemongrass. I'll definitely try this next time I go somewhere with lots of mosquitoes.

  2. Brilliant! A great post, great looking product and I will defo need to give it a try on holiday this year :-)
    Rach xx

  3. Love the pic. I've never tried their products. Sounds great.

  4. An amazing product , which I have used and can highly recommend !

  5. I am a huge mozzie magnet and always have been. When I was little at our cottage in northern Ontario (I'm Canadian) we would come in from our nightly campfires and I would be the only one with bites. I've heard that both Basil and Lemon grass are helpful in yards for keeping the dastardly little devils away as well. Even potting some lemongrass on a window sill can help. I hope I can get this product over here!
    - Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


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