Natural Repellent

Mosquitos are irritating and often unwanted pests, biting at any exposed skin they come across. Many resort to using insect repellents on a regular basis. These sprays are common types of bug repellent and are chemical-based, containing DEET, citronella oil or other such chemicals in order to ward off insects. Unfortunately, some find that these chemicals can be bothersome in various ways, but there are some natural alternatives which also protect against insects. As you know, the bugs are out in full force this summer. But the bugs aren’t just unwanted nuisances. Mosquitos can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, EEE and elsewhere. You should do your best to protect yourself by using an insect repellent. It’s also a good idea to keep mosquitos away from you in addition to chemically repel them.

Natural Repellent

Dog Fleas and Ticks

Avoid using flea and tick products on your dog. While these products can be effective, they come with health risks and are known to cause illness in dogs. Many of the natural repellents can be as effective as chemical ones, so there’s no reason why you should use these harmful chemicals on your pet.

Essential oils are a good alternative to chemical-based insect repellents. Some of the best essential oils include lavender oil, cedarwood oil, citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, tea tree or eucalyptus oils—they’re all great for keeping pests away from your pup!

Cat Fleas and Ticks

  • In a small bowl, mix together the peppermint essential oil and water until fully blended.
  • Spray your cat with the mixture in evening when you will be able to keep them indoors for at least 2 hours. This allows time for the spray to dry before they go outside. You can also spray them while they are inside, but this is not as effective because of their fur acting as insulation against the smell of the repellent.
  • Avoid spraying near their eyes and mouth if possible, as it can irritate their sensitive skin and mucous membranes.

Outdoor Ants

  • Outdoor Ants: As mentioned above, ants are highly attracted to grease, sweetness and protein. To keep them away from your food and off of your personal belongings, try mixing one part water with one part vanilla extract and spraying it on the areas that are problematic. You can also use a natural bug spray like citronella oil or peppermint essential oil.
  • If you have carpet, sprinkle cinnamon on it before vacuuming up the powder so that it will repel ants for several days after vacuuming.
  • Another way to deal with outdoor ants is to put orange peels around the area where they tend to roam; this will discourage them from returning again soon!


Mosquitoes are a problem during the summer, especially if you’re spending time outside. The mosquitoes can carry diseases that can make you sick, so it’s important to keep them away from your body. Mosquitoes are attracted to certain smells, such as sweat or blood. To stop mosquitoes from smelling you:

  • Use insect repellent spray on exposed skin and clothing before going outside in areas where mosquitoes are common. Most sprays contain DEET (diethyltoluamide), which is effective at repelling mosquitos for up to 12 hours per application. Reapply every few hours when going out into the woods or another outdoor area where there may be more mosquitos present than usual. If using a different type of repellant other than DEET-based products, follow instructions carefully for proper use and safety precautions.* Avoid wearing scented lotions around your wrist and neck—these areas tend to get sweaty during hot weather, making them attractive targets for hungry pests looking for a meal.* Wear long sleeves and pants when possible; this helps protect vulnerable areas like your wrists and ankles from chomping mouths.* Use bug screens over doors and windows whenever possible; screens keep away unwanted intruders such as flies while still allowing fresh air into rooms without letting in bugs who just want nothing more than some fleshy snacks!

Natural Repellent

Natural repellent

This is a safe and natural alternative to chemical-based bug sprays. It’s simple to make and contains ingredients that are readily available at your local drug store. Here’s how you make it:

  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of water (optional)

Mix these two ingredients in a small bowl or cup until well blended, then apply to the areas of your skin where mosquitoes like to bite (elbows, ankles and back of knees). You can also spray this on your clothing using an atomizer bottle filled with water before heading outside for the day!

Yaya Organics Tick Ban | Extra Strength Tick Repellent Made with Essential Oils and All Natural, DEET Free Ingredients | Proven Effective, Safe for Adults, Kids and Dogs | 4 Ounce 2 Pack
Price : $19.99 ($2.50 / Fl Oz)
Features :

  • ALL NATURAL TICK REPELLENT: Made with deet-free ingredients that are effective in keeping ticks away. Don’t worry on your next hike, run, camping trip, mountain bike ride or family activity – grab Tick Ban for proven effectiveness. Enjoy the adventure, let us take care of the ticks
  • PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS: Made in the USA with pure, certified organic and non-gmo soybean oil and castor oil, as well as natural oils of cedarwood, peppermint, rosemary, geranium, lemongrass, and thyme. No harsh chemicals and non-toxic ingredients so it’s safe to use on your clothing, gear or skin
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY: Protect your whole family with a safe, natural tick repellent including adults, children, dogs, and horses. Great for travel, camping, hiking, golfing, fishing, outdoor summer adventures, and days spent in the mountains
  • ALL NATURAL TICK REPELLENT: Made with deet-free ingredients that are effective in keeping ticks away. Don’t worry on your next hike, run, camping trip, mountain bike ride or family activity – grab Tick Ban for proven effectiveness. Enjoy the adventure, let us take care of the ticks PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS: Made in the USA with pure, certified organic and non-gmo soybean oil and castor oil, as well as natural oils of cedarwood, peppermint, rosemary, geranium, lemongrass, and thyme. No harsh chemi
  • FRESH HERBAL SCENT: An appealing, woodsy scented essential oils tick repellent that you’ll love and bugs will hate. Our alcohol free formula keeps ticks, black flies, gnats, and other bugs out of your bubble. 100% money-back guarantee, YAYA Organics stands by its promise of purity

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Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Mosquito Repellent, 4-Ounce Pump Spray, 1 count
Price : $4.97 ($1.24 / Fl Oz)
Features :

  • MADE WITH OIL OF LEMON EUCALYPTUS: This DEET-free insect repellent provides you with protection during adventures in the backyard and on the go.
  • REPELS MOSQUITOES FOR UP TO 6 HOURS: This repellent keeps you and your family protected for hours, so the fun doesn’t have to end.
  • REFRESHING SCENT: This DEET-free personal repellent leaves you with a cool, refreshing scent so you don’t have to put up with the usual bug spray smell.
  • REPELS: Create a barrier against mosquitoes, including those that may transmit the Zika, West Nile, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses.
  • NOT GREASY OR STICKY: Formulated with oil of lemon eucalyptus to provide protection without leaving your skin feeling sticky or greasy.

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Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.5 Inches
Width 1 Inches
Length 2 Inches
Weight 0.05 Pounds
Sky Organics Organic Bug Spray for Body, Alcohol & DEET Free USDA Certified Organic to Protect & Repel, 4 fl. Oz.
Price : $12.95 ($3.24 / Ounce)
Features :

  • WHY WE LOVE IT: Made without DEET, alcohol, and other harsh additives.
  • ALL NATURAL: Formulated with natural plant-based ingredients like citronella, and lemongrass essential oils to repel bugs and insects the natural way.
  • FOR BEST RESULTS: Apply by spraying directly on exposed skin. When applying to the face, spray product into hands first and then gently apply avoiding the eyes and mouth. Adult supervision required during application to children.
  • FREE-FROM: Deet, Alcohol, Parabens, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Dyes.
  • GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR THE PLANET: USDA Organic and responsibly made in small batches using the highest quality ingredients.

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Item Dimensions
Weight 0.25 Pounds
California Baby Plant-Based Natural Bug Repellant Spray (6.5 fl. oz.) Skin Safe, Plant-Based Formula for Babies, Toddlers, Kids | Outdoor Protection from Mosquitoes (1 Pack)
Price : $23.45 ($3.61 / Fl Oz)
Features :

  • Premium Baby Insect Repellent. More than a mosquito repellent for kids, this fast absorbing spray can also repel biting flies, ticks, and fleas.
  • Full Body Protection. This plant based bug spray can be sprayed over arms, legs, and exposed skin, as well as external clothing and layers.
  • No harsh Chemicals. Protecting your baby is as important to you as it is to us, which is why our bug repellent contains no DEET or other harsh chemicals.
  • Pure, plant based Ingredients. We only use pure essential oils in our formula, including lemongrass, cedar, and citronella, for true cruelty free protection.
  • Unbeatable Quality Assurance. As a brand trusted by parents all over, we aim to provide you with the fastest, most reliable product and customer support possible.

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Item Dimensions
Height 2.2 Inches
Width 2.2 Inches
Length 6 Inches
Weight 0.41 Pounds
All Terrain Herbal Armor Natural Insect Repellent, DEET-FREE Pump Spray, 8 Ounce, Family-Size
Price : $10.99 ($1.37 / Fl Oz)
Features :

  • EFFECTIVE & SAFE: This repelling oil-based formula is DEET-free and GMO-free; good for sensitive skin. Use Herbal Armor DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent to keep bugs away & enjoy the outdoors, naturally.
  • DON’T LET BUGS KEEP YOU INDOORS: From camping or hiking to relaxing in the backyard, Herbal Armor is an effective & safe bug spray for the whole family. Also, it won’t spoil clothes or camping gear.
  • PROTECT YOUR FAMILY: Avoid bug bites with this effective DEET-free insect repellent formula. Herbal Armor is environmentally friendly & non-irritating to skin; perfect for active families & travelers.
  • ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: Started by an outdoor enthusiast, All Terrain offers a broad line of safe & effective insect repellents, sunscreens, topical first aid & itch relief products using natural ingredients
  • ALL TERRAIN: We are committed to providing safe & effective, environmentally-friendly, cruelty-free skin care protection products to help you & your family live active, healthy lives.
  • Sport type: Cycling

Additional Info :

Color Default
Item Dimensions
Height 6.9 Inches
Width 3.1 Inches
Length 1.5 Inches
Weight 0.05 Pounds
Release Date 2012-07-12T00:00:01Z

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