Summer Guide to Plant-Based Mosquito Repellents
Warm weather is perfect for spending more time outdoors doing fun activities like hiking, swimming, having a BBQ, playing yard games, and going camping. While there’s plenty of fun to be had in the summer months, you’ll also want to protect yourself and your family from pesky mosquitos so that you can fully enjoy your time outside.
Our plant-based mosquito repellents work to protect you from bug bites without the use of any harmful chemicals found in products like DEET. Most of our plant-based alternatives include ingredients like these:
Citronella oil is in every one of our plant-based mosquito repellents because of how effective it is, and it has a pleasant floral, almost citrussy aroma. It’s made by steam distillation of citronella grass, a plant native to Asia. In addition to being a great insect repellent, citronella oil has also been used as an antifungal treatment, to promote wound healing, and uplift moods.
Geranium oil is derived from a specific plant species native to South Africa, and while there are many different varieties with different scents, each has the same benefits and uses. What are these benefits? To name a few, it has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties that make it great for dealing with inflamed or irritated skin, it can help fight off bacterial infections, and it has been used to treat stress, anxiety, and depression.
Lemongrass oil comes from, you guessed it, the lemongrass plant. It can provide purifying and toning benefits to the skin and has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. On top of all that, it’s also a great bug repellent.
Cedarwood oil comes from the leaves, needles, bark, and berries of cedarwood trees and, like many of these other ingredients, has a great smell along with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. Additionally, cedarwood oil may have antispasmodic and diuretic properties. Most importantly though, it’s another great-working plant insect repellent.
Try These Plant-Based Mosquito Repellents Today!
As you see, the herbs and plants discussed all have qualities that help keep mosquitos and other annoying bugs away. Thanks to these plant-based mosquito repellents, you can enjoy all your favorite summer activities without having to worry about being attacked by pesky bugs.
**The following plant-based products are formulated with plant-based ingredients.**
Buzz Away Extreme® Spray comes in 2oz, 4oz, and 8oz. These convenient sizes mean you can toss the larger bottles in your bag when you’re driving to a trailhead or going camping for a weekend. The portable 2oz also meets TSA requirements and can be taken on an airplane too.
Buzz Away Extreme® Towelettes consist of plant-based products such as citronella and lemongrass oils. Along with the ingredients, these plant-based mosquito repellents are available in packages of 12 and 25.
Buzz Away® Original Formula, 6 oz. spray is made with citronella oil. It also includes cedarwood, peppermint, lemongrass, and eucalyptus. This combination produces a scent that works to deter mosquitos, gnats, and other small bugs.
To get started on protecting you and your family from getting mosquito and bug bites this summer season, stock up on plant-based mosquito repellents today!