Dr. Fedorenko True Organic

Organic Skincare

Doctor, Doctor

When an organic sunscreen, bug repellent, and moisturizing stick all feel and smell this good—and are earth and skin-friendly—there’s no need to reach for anything else.

Dr. Fedorenko’s all-natural body goods are Made in the USA with essential oils, herbs, and other botanical elements. But what isn’t in there is just as important. You won’t find any additives, harsh chemicals, or anything synthetic blended in. Just natural
goodness, like calendula, vitamin E, and coconut oil. Each comes in a handy stick for easy application, and the packaging is biodegradable, too.

There are actually two doctors at work in this family company. Dr. Julia Fedorenko Bitton and her mom, Dr. Larissa Fedorenko, first created the Bug Stick to fight mosquitos and ticks at home in New York. They’ve since paired their backgrounds in dermatology and holistic medicine to helps bodies in other ways—and always naturally.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Julia
    Julia

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Repel Bug Stick to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • cindy
    cindy
    7/2/2015 12:13 PM

    Do you have to put it all over your exposed skin to be effective or is a little on your legs and arms enough to repel bugs?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 12:22 PM

    @cindy HI, thank you ! If you are concerned about mosquitoes and insects, I recommend to apply it anywhere you have an exposed skin for best results. If you are wearing stockings, and those bitting mosquitos will bite right through it, you may apply the product right on top of it.

  • Dana
    Dana
    7/2/2015 12:37 PM

    @Julia hi,would you apply this over your sunblock and would the butter and oils somehow lessen the sunblocks ability to work properly?

  • Kandy
    Kandy
    7/2/2015 12:42 PM

    @Julia The mosquitoes here will literally bite through my denim jeans and any blouse or t-shirt. Are you saying that I should rub this product all over my clothing as well as my skin? I live on an island that is at high risk for dengue and chikungunya, so I need to be as cautious as possible. However, rubbing this on my clothing won't work well for me.

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 12:42 PM

    @Dana Hi Dana, you may apply either way and Bug Stick ingredients are not counter active to Sun block. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I am here to answer :)

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 1:01 PM

    @Julia Thank you Kandy, I would apply on your skin as a body lotion, which it is, since it is based with Shea Butter and Coconut oil, which will nourish and moisture your skin, and I would lightly brush my palms with the product on top of clothes.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    7/2/2015 12:37 PM

    Is it effective enough to rely on in dengue-prone places?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 12:50 PM

    @Barbara HI Barbara, mosquitoe transmitted dis -ease, such a Dengue is a huge concern. Our Bug Stick proved to be extremely effective to repel mosquitoes in particular.So the answer is yes, the Bug Stick will keep those buggers away, just please make sure you re apply the product a little more often then we recommend. In that case I would re apply it every hour to hour and a half. I would also try it at home to be comfortable that you do have the best protection. I hope this helps.

  • Ken
    Ken
    7/2/2015 12:38 PM

    Have you performed any clinical trials of this product that are documented or is it simply a limited testing of the product which allows you to say that it works in repelling mosquitoes?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 12:51 PM

    @Ken we actually did both.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    7/2/2015 12:43 PM

    Do the bar or jar of repellant contain propolis or beeswax?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 12:52 PM

    @Barbara it does contain Beeswax

  • David
    David
    7/2/2015 1:18 PM

    Is it safe to handle pets after applying your Repel Bug Stick?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 1:20 PM

    @David Yes, absolutely. I actually apply our Bug Stick on my dog, she is a French Bulldog with fair and sensitive skin. This is the only way I keep all ticks and mosquitoes off of her. I would never use dreadful chemicals.

  • Molly
    Molly
    7/2/2015 1:28 PM

    Can you share what essential oils are used in this product?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 1:47 PM

    @Molly catnip, lemongrass, geranium, atlas cedarwood, clove, rosemary, pappermint, vanilla

  • Erica
    Erica
    7/2/2015 1:30 PM

    Hi,

    This looks great! Two questions. Our entire family is on homeopathic constitutional treatment and strong smelling peppermint and/or cloves antidote our remedies. Are the peppermint and clove scents strong enough to antidote?

    Second question - we are a family of five. How many sticks would you suggest and how many full body applications does it typically last? (We are going to Maine where it is mosquitos' vacationland as well.)

    Thanks!

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 1:39 PM

    @Erica Peppermint and cloves aroma is very very mild. I use our Bug Stick for my two boys and myself, full body application every day and I still use the stick from last year. It really last, however, people loose Bug Stick some times , lol ...I'd take two with you, just incase. If you don't loose it and/or don't use it all, the product is very stable and will serve you well on your next gate away.

  • Erica
    Erica
    7/2/2015 1:55 PM

    @Julia Great! Thanks so much! So excited to see such a quality product!

  • steve
    steve
    7/2/2015 1:48 PM

    I noticed on the side of the container, it listed gnats. When I play golf in the south, they are a real nuisance. How well does this work for non biting bugs? I am looking for a product that is chemical free and won't make me stink more than my golf game already does.

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 1:56 PM

    @steve lol , Bug Stick smells amazing and above all is very effective to repel biting and non biting buggers. You will really like it. Golfers love it!

  • Mike
    Mike
    7/2/2015 1:57 PM

    Are the essential oils that are used Theraputic Grade and source certified ?

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    7/2/2015 2:05 PM

    @Mike I progressed to the order page, 100 % Natural Content, Certified Organic and Eco Friendly Ingredients. Made with Organic Botanical Butters, Pure Organic Essential Oils. No Synthetic Fragrances or Colors, No Icky DEET, Paraben & Phthalate Free, Dairy & Soy Free

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/2/2015 2:08 PM

    Thanks, Cheryl!

  • Mike
    Mike
    7/2/2015 3:40 PM

    @Mike Thank you for the attempt at my question but it still does not answer as to the quality of the oils beiing used.

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 6:27 PM

    @Mike @cheryl How do you know if an Essential Oil is Therapeutic Grade?

    There’s no short answer to that question. However, there are several indicators that point toward a high-quality product. If you’ve already purchased some oils, begin by getting to know them. Quality oils have several distinguishing features and with time and experience, you’ll become familiar with their subtleties.

    Our supplier is USA base reliable and known for their quality and vigorous testing and guarantee their therapeutic grade. (That's why the product is so potent and expensive to make) they are USDA Organic Certified, Cosher Certified, Vegan Certified, NAHA Member.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    7/2/2015 2:09 PM

    To clarify yay no banana or avocado oil?? What's the difference in the two products? And glad they are pet safe!

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 2:19 PM

    @Cheryl no banana, no avocado oil. only Shea Butter, Coconut oil and jojoba. it is the same formula, the difference is in application. Bar is applied with hand and packaged in a smaller container suitable for a small purse, Stick is a roll on and much easier to apply on a go and on kids, and short haired dogs:)

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    7/2/2015 5:55 PM

    @Julia thanks, just ordered, as think we are in for it this year, live in dry So Ca. Not many but issues but so dry and all.

  • Leah
    Leah
    7/2/2015 3:35 PM

    I would only use it now and then, does it have a long shelve life?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 3:37 PM

    @Leah yes it does. Since there is no water element to it and it is pure and concentrated, it can be easily used up to 3 years.

  • Daniel
    Daniel
    7/2/2015 4:51 PM

    Hi there, I was wondering if there was any animal testing done with this product/is it considered vegan/cruelty free?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 5:05 PM

    @Daniel we would never allow any testing on animals.We are cruelty free and vegan. Thank you for very important question!

  • Daniel
    Daniel
    7/2/2015 5:10 PM

    @Julia Thank you so much! I just didn't see it listed anywhere, so I wanted to make sure. :)

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 5:19 PM

    @Daniel I totally understand:) it is important ti make sure that people know that. Thank you so much! I will make sure that it will be communicated clearer in the future:)

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    7/2/2015 6:51 PM

    @Julia Looking for some clarification - you say in this thread that this product is vegan, but, in a previous thread, you mention that it contains beeswax. Beeswax is not vegan, though. Is there beeswax in both the stick and the bar?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/3/2015 9:35 AM

    Hi Sarah, no problem! I just talked to Julia and she wanted to clarify that the essential oils used our therapeutic grade and vegan. You're right in that beeswax is not vegan, that's why they don't label the product as vegan. Yes, both the stick and bar contain beeswax.

  • Carol
    Carol
    7/2/2015 5:21 PM

    We have green heads in New Jersey, does your repellant work for them?

  • Julia
    Julia – Special Guest
    7/2/2015 6:11 PM

    @Carol it was reported to us that it is very effective to repel black flies and green heads ... I think green heads are the worst biters EVER! They hurt :(

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