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We love warm weather, but when it comes to bugs, we will do anything to get rid of the bites. We try bug repellents, but most of them do not meet our expectations. They either smell too bad, their ingredients are too irritating, or they don’t help at all. It can be pretty challenging. That’s why we’re here to help!

We’ve created a top 7 of the best natural ingredient bug repellents on the market right now.

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent


  • 30% natural oil from the leaves of a lemon eucalyptus plant
  • 45% ethanol
  • 25% DEET

Repel is a plant-based spray meant for kids older than three and adults. It is a very effective natural bug repellent, and it is safe to use. It will protect you and your children against gnats, ticks and mosquitoes for up to 6 hours.

Quantum Health Buzz Away Extreme

This repellent is plant-based, and its main active ingredients are:

  • geranium oil – about 6%
  • castor oil – about 8%
  • soybean oil – about 3%
  • cedarwood oil – about 1.5%
  • citronella oil – about 1%

It is safe to use, and the best part: it is free of fragrances and parabens. It protects you against both ticks and mosquitoes. It offers complete protection for up to two hours and a half, and you and your family can enjoy a relaxing afternoon in nature.

Medella Naturals Insect & Mosquito Repellent

This natural bug repellent has in its composition:

  • vitamin E
  • castor oil
  • lemongrass oil
  • vanilla

It smells horrible for bugs but quite nice for humans. It protects you against mosquitos, ticks and plenty of other bugs for up to 2 hours. It is even safe for sensitive skin. Affordable and safe to use, it is the perfect companion for outdoor adventures.

All Terrain Herbal Armor Natural Insect Repellent

This repellent has found its place in our list since it is DEET-free, less oily, and feels like a light lotion on the skin. It has in its composition plant-based oils:

  • citronella oil
  • peppermint oil
  • cedar oil
  • geranium oil
  • lemongrass oil

It is safety rank at 1 or 2 on the on EWG’s Skin Deep cosmetic database.

Babyganics Natural Insect Repellent

This one is made out of plant-based oils, and there’s no alcohol in it. The sensitive skin of your baby will not dry out.


  • 95% certified organic soybean oil
  • rosemary oil
  • citronella oil
  • cedarwood oil
  • geranium oil
  • lemongrass oil
  • peppermint oil

In this spray, there are no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances, or dyes. It works against mosquitoes, gnats, and biting flies. It may stain clothes, though.

Aunt Fannie’s Mosquito Repellent Wipes

These baby wipes are more valuable than you might initially think. If you don’t want to risk something leaking, then Auntie Fannie’s Mosquito Repellent Wipes are precisely what you need. They are biodegradable, and each pack comes with 25 wipes. They’re suitable for children six months or older.


  • essential oils
  • vitamin E
  • regenerated cellulose
  • isopropyl myristate

They protect you against lice, fleas, and ticks, and they are highly effective.

Squito Ban Yaya Organics Mosquito Repellent


  • citronella
  • clove
  • rosemary oil

This bug repellant comes with a herbal fragrance that does not smell bad. It is very easy to apply and very effective.

Our top is made out of high-quality products, made to protect you against annoying bugs. You can now enjoy a relaxing day out with your family without worrying about bug bites. No mosquitoes, no ticks, no fleas. You and your loved ones will be protected for up to three hours. These bug repellents are worth every penny.

Mary J. Payne
Mary has over 10 years of experience as a journalist. She loves to travel and write about her experiences, but she also covers topics such as education, career advice and finances.