Safely Keep Bad Bugs at Bay this Summer + Giveaway

I haven’t even started writing yet, and I’m already starting to itch.  Why?  Because we’re about to talk about lice and other nasty critters.

Imagine your child coming home one day complaining of an itchy head.  You’ll probably dismiss it at first because kids are always complaining about something and a little itching doesn’t seem like such a big deal in the scheme of things.  But when you see that he/she is really going to town with the scratching, you realize you should take a closer look.  And then…POW!  Lice.  You immediately consider shaving your child’s head, but instead end up investing many hours (spread across many days) fixing the problem.

Itchy Scalp

This is something I’m anxious about every day of the school year, but if you send your kids away to camp for the summer, you have even greater reason to worry.  Not only is there the threat of lice, but you also have to deal with mosquitoes and maybe even bed bugs.  Itching, bites, welts, more itching.  It’s all just…ICK.  Dealing with the aftereffects of infestations is not my thing.  I prefer to prevent them in the first place.

Fairy Tales is my go-to brand in these situations.  You’ve heard me talk about them before because they make great hair products for kids that don’t have all the things I try to avoid, like harsh chemicals, pesticides, toxins, parabens, and sulfates.  A lack of dairy, gluten, and nuts in their products also makes them ideal for people with allergies.  So, we have been fans of Fairy Tales for years now, and I’m happy to tell you that their line includes several products specifically designed to keep pests away.

Rosemary Repel Shampoo & Conditioner

Let’s start with their Rosemary Repel Daily Shampoo and Rosemary Repel Conditioner.  These are as gentle as their other shampoos and conditioners, but a proprietary blend of organic rosemary, citronella, tea tree, and geranium oils help prevent lice.  Use this combo every day, and you’ll fend off those nasty buggers and look good at the same time.

Bug Bandit Bug Repellent

A bite or a sting can quickly turn a fun summer day into a , so we never go out with bug spray.  Unfortunately, a lot of bug sprays are more frightening than the bugs they’re protecting you from.  A few years ago, we switched to the Fairy Tales Bug Bandit Deet-Free Bug Spray, and now we get the same results without the nasty chemicals.  A quick spray before going outside keeps the fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies at bay.

Sleep-Tite Bed Bug Eliminator

I want absolutely nothing to do with ticks or lice, but what really scares me is the prospect of my kids bringing home bed bugs.  Fairy Tales has yet another natural solution with their Sleep-Tite Bed Bug Spray.  Use this on beds and linens, and the natural minerals and other non-toxic ingredients will kill bed bugs and their eggs instantly.

Whether you’re sending your kids off to sleepaway camp, day camp, or you’re taking a vacation, you’ll want to put these Fairy Tales summer essentials on your packing list.  Prevention is always better than a cure, don’t you think?  To learn more about Fairy Tales and shop their online store, visit; you can also get most of their products on Amazon.

Fairy Tales is generously offering our readers a chance to win a Fairy Tales Prize Pack, which includes their Rosemary Repel Daily Shampoo, Rosemary Repel Conditioner, Bug Bandit Bug Spray, and Sleep-Tite Bed Bug Eliminator.  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 6/6/17.  Good luck!

Fairy Tales Summer Essentials Giveaway


About Denise

Denise is the owner of Game On Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is the mother of a 7-year-old boy and a 8-year-old girl, she eats too much pizza, and a tangled Slinky is no match for her.


  1. Lisa Queen says:

    I wish we had this around when my children were young. Now, I’d like to try some for my grandchildren. These products sound awesome. Thanks!

  2. Sarah Hall says:

    My grandson is planning several trips this summer and these products would be great for him to use.

  3. RENEE WALTERS says:

    This would be great for my kids!

  4. Michelle Damon says:

    This would be awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Casey Everidge says:

    these would be great to have on hand for my kids!

  6. It’s been awhile since I’ve used the shampoo of Fairy Tales and I would like to own the Bad Bugs product seems interesting and I’m excited to use. I hate bugs in the house or even outside, LOL.

  7. Fiona N says:

    These Rosemary Repel Daily Shampoo and Rosemary Repel Conditioner look great. I would love to try them for my son soon
    Thank You for the chance!

  8. I would love to try the rosemary shampoo and conditioner. They would do wonders for my hair. Thank you for the offer!

  9. Darcy Koch says:

    My grandson loves taking a shower and washing his hair. He always wants shampoo that smells good. He would like these.

  10. What a nice giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :]
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  12. Michelle Coles says:

    I have used the conditioning spray on my kids before and it works great! I would love to have them try the shampoo! Thanks for the chance!

  13. chrissy c says:

    I would love to try these products on my kids! Thanks so much for the chance!

  14. Kenia P says:

    I would like to try these products. Haven’t been able to find them in store. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Gail Williams says:

    Fairy Tales Shampoo Collection is a perfect gift for my granddaughter. She will love having and using it especially at camp outs and the cabin.

  16. This would be great to win. Lice made the rounds of my daughter’s class and I’ve already been looking for ways to prevent her getting them again next year.

  17. It’s wonderful that they’ve developed products that actually repel lice. I know they say lice isn’t a medical issue, but trying to get rid of them is such an involved process. I never even thought about getting lice while at camp.

  18. MaryAnn says:

    I am really excited to see this movie.

  19. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am so glad that there are products to help protect against lice. I would love to have these in the house.

  20. I hate bugs, these sound great.

  21. Jerry Marquardt says:

    This looks so useful and practical. I would like to thank you for your involvement in this fine giveaway. Thank you for giving us all the chance.

  22. Amy Deeter says:

    This stuff would be great to have. you just never know when it will happen