I live on a wooded lot and I have to say, the bugs down in this part of the south are terrible. Some of them look prehistoric!
I refuse to use any of the DEET products (read why here) because of health issues and because I know there is something better and healthier out there.
I tried a new natural product called Away. Away repels bugs within a 4-5 foot distance and it’s safe for kids, pets and you. It’s not a spray, but a collection of dry botanicals.
There are several ways that it is supplied. I chose these little pouches (see below). The pouches look like tea bags but are filled with stuff like lemongrass, cinnamon, citronella, rosemary and castor oil. I found they worked great when I attached one to my upper body (like where you would put a name tag…Hi My name is Leavemealone) and one to my hip on my belt loop. I used safety pins to attach them.
They did a great job of keeping me “bug-free” while I worked outside in my mosquito infested yard. You can also purchase a tin filled with these ingredients that you would put on a table top or in an area that you were sitting. I like the fact that I didn’t have to put anything on my skin.
It’s not hard to find natural products that actually work. Luckily companies like Away understand us and our needs to stay healthy in all areas of our lives…even the pesky areas.