All-Natural Herbal Shield is Safer for People and the Planet 

Middlebury, Vermont (June 11, 2009) – Just in time for summer, Vermont Soap Organics is introducing Insect Armor, so you can enjoy spending time outdoors without battling the bugs.  Insect Armor is non greasy, and creates an herbal shield protecting you from flying insects and ticks.  Made with organic ingredients and natural essential oils, Insect Armor is a safe and non-toxic alternative for children, pets, you and the environment.

Insect Armor does not contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) or any other harmful petroleum derived chemicals, pesticides, or neurotoxins.  Instead, Vermont Soap Organics uses essential oils proven by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to have bug repellent properties.

“Certain plants in nature will manufacture aromatic molecules to repel harmful insects,” says company founder Larry Plesent whom spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors of Vermont.  “We use natural essential oils like Lemon Eucalyptus in our proprietary formulation,” adds Plesent.

Insect Armor is available in a 4-ounce spray bottle for a suggested retail price of $6.76 – $6.99. 

In addition to the new Insect Armor, Vermont Soap Organics offers a complete line of certified organic bar and liquid soaps, shower gels and nontoxic cleaners, including a new biodegradable Camper’s Soap.  The products are all made with organic ingredients, and are free of artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives, and animal by-products and testing.  The Vermont Soapworks’ manufacturing plant is certified as a USDA organic processing facility. 

Larry Plesent started Vermont Soapworks in 1992 after experiencing severe skin problems from the cleaning chemicals used by his window washing company.  He began researching healthy alternatives for himself and the many people like him that are sensitive to detergents and other synthetic ingredients.  Vermont Soapworks has grown from a two-person operation in 1992 to the largest manufacturer of handmade organic bar soap in North America, selling products in thousands of stores nationwide.  Vermont Soapworks also operates a Discount Factory Outlet Store that features an Antique Soap Museum, factory tours and demonstrations. 

For more information, visit or call 1-866-SOAP-4U2.