The Beauty of Natural Insect Repellent

Summer is here again, and that likely means it’s brought bugs to your doorstep. In moments of itchy frustration, it’s easy to head to the nearest pharmacy and pick up the most powerful, toxin-infused bug spray that you can find. And if you’re sensitive to mosquito and other bug bites, it can be difficult to put your trust in a more natural alternative. But fear not, Vermont Soap has your solution!

Our Citronella Camp and Garden Spray does a phenomenal job at keeping pesky bugs away naturally. It’s a water based “perfume” infused with citronella, citriodora, lavender, catnip, cedarwood and eucalyptus oils – all of which are natural bug repellents. Don’t believe it? Citronella and citriodora both have a lemony smell that most bugs positively hate. And studies suggest that catnip is actually a far more effective bug repellant than DEET.

By the way, reasons to stay away from DEET are numerous. The chemical has been proven to cause negative health impacts in some people, including rashes, skin irritation, nausea, headaches, dizziness, and numb lips. Prolonged DEET exposure can lead to brain cell death and behavioral changes. These impacts don’t necessarily impact everyone, but why risk it?

There are far better, botanically based products to get your hands on. One reviewer said this: “I am amazed at how well it works. I have been able to work out in my garden wearing shorts and tee shirt and not getting a single bite from the nasty black flies that swarm.” Give our Camp and Garden Spray a go!