Keep the summer bugs off with non-toxic repellents

Bug off
Bug off

It’s inspiring to be able to practice tree pose while staring up into swaying, leafy branches. That said, nothing ruins a blissful experience more than having to swat at mosquitoes or swipe away creepy crawlers. Natural insect repellents will help keep bothersome bugs at bay so you can stay focused, and soak up the energy of the outdoors without distraction.

Keep bugs at bay with these natural, non-toxic repellents:

Plant some on us

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent is a plant-based formula that uses an ingredient from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree to repel mosquitoes for up to six hours. Unlike more toxic formulas (like those that include DEET) this natural formula won’t damage clothing or plastics (AKA lawn chairs) and doesn’t need to be washed off after coming indoors.

Bite blocker

Ingredients like soybean, geranium and coconut oil make the waterproof formula of Bite Blocker Organic Xtreme Insect Spray safe for all ages. It provides great protection against mosquitoes and black flies for up to eight hours, and more than two hours for ticks.

California (bug-free) dreamin'

California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent is made with sustainably grown citronella, lemongrass and cedar oils. While it might have been made with baby in mind, it’s great for grownups too. The natural formula repels fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and flies, while also helping to soothe existing bites with herbs that care for the skin.


natural bug repellent

I also use Cedar Cide which is cedar that also repels and kills bugs.

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