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Mighty Fix Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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Mighty Fix Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Box

Mighty Fix is a new subscription box from Mighty Nest. Each month they send you one new product to try and you get free shipping from Mighty Nest as well.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Mighty Fix Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Item

The Box: Mighty Fix

The Cost: $10

COUPON: Use code MIGHTYFIX50 to save $5 off your 1st month! (Thanks Amanda!!)

The Products: “The easiest way to discover safe alternatives that are healthier for you, your family and the planet. For $10/month receive one product every month, a simple solution every healthy home needs.”

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Subscription List or your Wish List!

Mighty Fix Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Info

This box comes with a note detailing the item included for this month and why it was selected.

Mighty Fix Subscription Box Review – July 2015 Lifestings

LifeStings Natural Bug Repellent – Value $12

Here is the product summary from Mighty Nest:

Finally, a bug repellent free from stinky, sticky DEET! Lifestings® keeps you safe from bug bites without all the dangerous chemical toxins, while it heals your sun-dried skin. Apply our Lifestings safe effective bug repellent lotion immediately after showering for all day bug protection. Reapply as needed.

Lifestings tackles the worry, stink and stickiness of commercial products. By combining organic catnip oil* with other hardworking botanicals, this mix is so minty fresh you will hardly remember you are wearing a bug repellent. To top off a really wonderful experience, we have delivered our solution to summer bites in a silky lotion with shea butter and jojoba to nourish and heal your sun-dried skin.  But don’t let a summery scent and silky skin fool you. Lifestings is a powerhouse that you will want in your tool kit for gardening, camping and all the outdoor joys of summer. So grab some Lifestings to throw in your picnic baskets and beach totes—it’s a new summer essential.




Verdict: As I was reading the description I couldn’t help thinking, “so it repels bugs… but does it attract cats?” 🙂 I don’t mind the scent, and it goes on like a lightweight lotion, so the formula works for me. What do you think of the Lifestings insect repellent? (If you have a cat, let me know what they think of the formula!)


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I really did not like this product. It smells horrible. The mint and eucalyptus on top of catnip oil was awful. Also, it just didn’t work at all. I regularly hike with my dog in the woods near the Trinity River and it is a mosquito haven. Using a DEET spray like OFF! keeps me from getting bitten.

    While I understand the draw of using an alternative to DEET, and was looking forward to find something greener to use, this product definitely isn’t it. It didn’t protect from mosquito bites even when standing in half an inch of grass in my backyard with no water anywhere around. (Read: Way less mosquitos than at the river!) I was smelly and covered in bites!

    As for cats: When I came inside after testing this product, I tossed my clothes on the floor next to the hamper to avoid getting the rest of the laundry covered in that scent. All five of my cats spent a good fifteen minutes rolling around all over my tank and shorts. They are all catnip lovers and they definitely seemed to pick up the scent from this lotion.

    All in all, even at $5 with the coupon, I was really disappointed with this subscription. I tossed the product after the first use because even if it had actually worked, the smell is atrocious. I cancelled my subscription immediately. Absolutely not worth it for me.

    • Oops, I checked the site and it looked like my first comment hadn’t posted so I posted this one and then, of course, my original comment showed up. >.<

  2. I hated this product. It smells so bad! It also didn’t stop any mosquitos from biting me. I live in Texas and the mosquitos are everywhere, so I was really hopeful it would work. When I use DEET, I never get bitten, even when hiking with my dogs in the woods near the Trinity River. I couldn’t even stand in half an inch of dry grass in my own backyard without getting bit while using this stuff.

    I understand the draw of using products other than DEET, but this just flat out did not work and it also smelled horrible. The mint and eucalyptus on top of the catnip was gag-worthy.

    As to cats – when I came inside after using this product I tossed all my clothes on the floor next to the laundry hamper so they wouldn’t stink up the rest of the hamper. All five of my cats were rolling around in and on my clothes. I’d say if the cat likes catnip, they’d be all over this.

    • I also live in Texas and bought the one from badger last month to ship along with my fix. That one did not work either. But I tell you. One of my cats love to sleep outside, I came home one day and he was in the flower bed with 5 mosquitoes circling around him. I spray some skin so soft bath oil (Avon) on him, the mosquitoes are gone. I spray that on the dogs too. I am looking forward to this product, but I might just spray sss on myself.

      • Thanks for the tip! I hate mosquito season. I’m itchy for over half the year.

      • I swear by Skin So a Soft bug and sun products! My mom has had me using them since I was in middle school (I’m 28 now) and I swear, they work like a charm! They never irritate my insanely sensitive skin, I put them on my dogs bat ears so he doesn’t get burned and the top of his head to keep the mosquitoes away, and they smell good, too! Love that stuff!

  3. Not impressed with the product. And not impressed with the value either. I wouldn’t have paid $10 + tax for this product. I wait for one more month to see how it goes, if it keeps this way I’m out.

  4. It would be perfect if it didn’t contain Retinyl Palmitate which scores a 9 on the Skin Deep database for toxicity.

    • That sucks! Retinyl Palmitate is not safe to use under the sun (even in sun screen), what did the formulator think, only use it over night?

      • That’s sad to read. I was excited about trying it out.

    • Since I’ve been getting boxes, I’ve been lax on checking the Skin Deep site for toxicity- I need to at least make a top 10 list of ingredients to avoid. Thanks for the reminder Holly. PS. I tried the Vegan Cuts Camping Box- Sam’s Natural – Camp’n Stick Deet-Free Bug Balm which I’m sad to say didn’t work for me. I have bites on my FACE to prove it 🙁

  5. If you sign up now, can you get this box?

  6. I tried this yesterday, mowed the lawn, then sat outside for more than an hour without reapplying and didn’t get bit! So I’d say it works really well. I got very sweaty mowing the lawn and thought it would make the bug stuff ineffective, but it didn’t. Also, when you put it on, you can feel the mint and eucalyptus cooling your skin.

  7. I haven’t tried this specific oil but I did try buying catnip oil for my cats and I accidentally broke the bottle on the kitchen floor and they didn’t care. I guess there is something different about the oil and dried catnip that they go crazy for?

  8. Do you know if we sign up now if we get this box? I could use this for my toddler that gets eaten up by mosquitoes. I’ve tried just about everything.

    • I think somewhere on their website it tells the cutoff dates for ordering to get the current month. And if it is too late to sub, it should be available for sale on the website, but you’d have to pay $12 instead of the $10 sub price (or $5 with coupon!).

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