I launched a dengue awareness campaign back in 2011 where our program in ABS-CBN will visit schools and inform 50 outstanding pupils about dengue. Since then, I became more aware of what dengue can bring to people especially to kids. And the search for a friendly mosquito repellant begun. Most of insect repellants nowadays contains DEET which recent studies shows may have a negative effect on the nerves and can cause severe irritation, blistering and burning thus may interfere the nervous system, as per studies made by the BMC Biology published by the British Journal. Because of this report, we have advocacies of planting citronella plants at school and shared the positive effects of having such in each households. Yet application of the citronella oil on skin is the most effective way to be protected against mosquitoes; not of turning it into a candle or oil for burning.
But hey! who in the world would extract a citronella oil everyday for mosquito protection right? And so, the breakthrough of searching for the perfect mosquito repellant came early this year upon knowing Control Freak in facebook and Instagram. And because I was fascinated with the product, I decided to know control freak deeper.
Meet Margaux Chen and her family, the makers of Control Freak!
Control Freak started when Margaux can’t seem to find that perfect insect repellant that works on her. So she decided to go on making her own insect repellant through combining of essential oils and various insect repellant plants and viola it totally worked on her!
This started the idea of sharing her creation to the madlang people who wanted to have a well scented insect repellants that are hard on mosquitoes but is gentle to your skin and nose. This story amazed me, the creation of control freak started because of those mosquitoes that loved Margaux, and now hated her because of Control Freak!
The idea of name came from her dad who she thinks is a control freak at times. She said her dad is a certified OC because their house is so tidy, free from insects, germs and mess. Honestly for me, we all have that control freak in us right? Who wouldn’t love to be germ free and insect bite free?
Reason why this product cought my attention because of it fits our one-side personality — a control freak! Control Freak has two lines, the mosquito repellants which controls mosquitoes with five variants which best sellers are lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint. And hand spray that control germs in Sweet Bark and Citrus Mint.
The Mosquito repellant has vanillin and coconut oil to prolong the effects on skin. Coconut oil has vitamin E keeping the skin smoot and protected against cracking. It has kinds of proteins keeping skin healthy and rejuvenated making it an anti-aging ingredient for so many creams. And with the variations of scents they incorporated in the repellants, your rooom, pouch or bag will smell so good like a spa! Its all organic making it easy on kids skin as well. I will be using it for my baby when go outdoors sometimes. But hey, its really soft on skin and is effective!
On the other hand, Control Freak’s hand sprays are alcohol free that has essential oils known for disinfecting germs such as citrus. The best thing about this hand spray is its alcohol free. I really don’t like the idea of my hands smelling like alcohol before eating.
This answers it all! Many are now being aware of this organic AFFORDABLE creation! Even Cathy Yang, a reporter based in HongKong loves Control Freak. Wouldn’t you love it as well?
Four things why I love it? its organic, safe, the smell is not matapang and its AFFORDABLE!I am also contemplating in getting more in time for my son’s birthday as a token for his godparents! 🙂 I’m sure they will love it too!
With the creation of Control Freak, Margaux has inspired me to start my plans with passion and never be afraid of making mistakes. I have not found just a maker of a superb budget friendly products that deliver but also found a friend. Thanks to Control Freak, bye-bye mosquitoes, bye-bye germs while I say hello to a life long relationship to a wonderwoman. I admire you Margaux! keep on spreading the love by being a CONTROL FREAK. P.S. Control Freak is also open for distributorship. Kindly PM them on facebook or inquire at 09989469671 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And good news! Control Freak is giving away sets of their mosquito spray for you! Visit www.mamawonders.com for more details!