Thursday, May 28, 2009

DEET Free Insect Repellent

I am on the hunt for DEET free ways to keep the bugs off our bods this Summer. I am collecting ideas and then I will be testing them out on my family so you won't have to, isn't that nice?

Feel free to leave your favorite DEET free ways to keep the bugs away. I have a few so far and will be testing them out.

Here are some of the things I will be testing: Avon's Skin So Soft, Tea Tree Oil, The Bugpatch (pending safety check with pediatrician), Dryer Sheets, Bumble and Bee Natural Oils.

Leave your comments and recommendations, I would love to test more products.


  1. Avon sells a greasy smelly product called "skin so soft" that keeps bugs off.

  2. Oklahoma soapmaker Laughing Rabbit Soaps makes some natural bug repelling stuff. Here's a link:

  3. Avon Skin So Soft, Natrapel and some Spectrum products contain an ingredient called Picaridin. It's a DEET alternative that is safe on kids as young as 2 years old, doesn't stink or stick to your skin and I think is recommended by the CDC. Try that!