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Anti-Bug Spray Version 2.0


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This item is currently out of stock and not avaiable for ordering. Our new batch of this product will be available for purchase in 2017.

Now with higher concentrations of natural essential oils for even more protection against biting insects.

Comes in an 8-ounce spray pump bottle

It's no secret that mosquito bites can transfer a number of diseases to humans and animals, the most common of which are malaria, dengue fever, and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

Before you whip out a can of mosquito-repelling spray during your next camping trip, you should know that many conventional brands contain DEET, a powerful pesticide that has been linked to a number of health problems such as skin rashes, dizziness, and even seizures.

According to recent studies by researchers at Duke University, regular and prolonged exposure to DEET via topical application, especially when used together with other pesticides or chemicals, causes significant brain cell death and behavioral changes in laboratory rats.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under six years of age are not exposed to repellents that contain more than 10 percent DEET. The Academy also recommends that infants less than two months old are not exposed to any DEET whatsoever.

Rather than expose yourself to the toxic effects of DEET and other pesticides, I encourage you to try an all-natural formula made with essential plant oils that have been used for centuries all over the world to provide natural protection against biting pests.

I experimented with a number of different natural formulas last summer while playing with our boys in our backyard, and the formula that I found to be most effective contains:

  • Citronella Oil - a natural plant oil that has been registered as a natural insect repellent in the United States since 1948. The United States Environmental Protection Agency considers citronella oil to be a natural biopesticide with a non-toxic mode of action.

  • Lemongrass Oil - also a natural plant oil that has long been used in tropical and subtropical regions as a natural insect repellent.

  • Peppermint Oil - has also long been used as a natural bug repellent, and is particularly good for keeping mosquitoes away.

  • Vanillin - not artificial vanilla, but the real stuff that we know acts as a natural bug repellent.

  • Deionized Water

Not only does this natural formula outperform the vast majority of repellents that contain DEET, its essential oils are good for your skin, and combine to create a pleasant fragrance.

Our highly effective natural bug repellent is:

  • Chemical-free

  • Eco-friendly

  • Biodegradable

Being eco-friendly and biodegradable is particularly important in case you need to take your bug spray with you to some areas in Mexico and the Caribbean where they require such products to be biodegradable.

And of course, it's optimal to only use non-toxic and eco-friendly products in your yard - this is good for the health of your loved ones, including pets, and of course, it's good for your local surroundings.

Using a DEET-free, all-natural formula to keep biting pests away is particularly important for children, whose nervous systems are more sensitive to environmental toxins than that of adults.

So if you have children who spend a lot of time outdoors in areas that are known for annoying biting pests, I encourage you to give this formula a try.

Here are some other suggestions that I've found to be helpful in preventing potentially dangerous bites by mosquitoes and other bugs:

  1. When you're outdoors, strive to wear light-colored clothing. Many mosquitoes use their vision to locate targets from a distance; dark clothing and rich foliage are prime attractants.

  2. Whenever practical, try not to be outdoors for long stretches at a time when you are hot. You release more carbon dioxide when you are hot, and carbon dioxide is a major attractant of mosquitoes.

  3. Try not to be outdoors after an intense workout. Vigorous exercise can result in significant lactic acid build-up in your muscles, and lactic acid is a strong attractant of mosquitoes.

  4. Don't eat salty foods. Eating salty foods can cause you to produce higher-than-normal amounts of lactic acid.

  5. Wipe off perspiration on a regular basis. Perspiration attracts mosquitoes via the chemicals contained within. Perspiration increases the humidity around your body, which also attracts mosquitoes.

  6. If possible, stay away from pools of water. Even mud puddles and moist plants attract mosquitoes.

Of course, when it's not practical to heed the suggestions above (and there are plenty of times when this holds true, especially for active adults and children), you can use an all-natural anti-bug spray to protect yourself.

But keep in mind that natural plant oils typically need to be re-applied on a regular basis, as they wear off more quickly than conventional bug sprays that contain DEET and other harsh chemicals.

Also, be sure to re-apply regularly in the following circumstances that may lower repellent effectiveness:

  • Dilution by rain or swimming

  • Quick evaporation due to wind and/or high temperatures

Our all-natural formula of essential oils is highly effective at repelling mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, chiggers, and other biting insects away. And though one application lasts up to three hours, be sure to re-apply more frequently under the circumstances mentioned above.

Please note: Just one bottle seemingly lasts forever, so you likely don't need more than a single bottle for an active family for an entire summer; we're still using the same bottle that we used last summer, and my guess is that it will last us through this season as well.

If you have friends and extended family members who don't know about the potential dangers of using repellents that contain DEET, you might consider giving a bottle of our formula as a gift, especially if they are outdoors a lot and/or have young children.

Directions: Shake well before applying. Apply on exposed skin as often as needed - about once every 2-3 hours works well for most people. For added protection, spray on clothing as well.

Caution: Avoid contact with eyes and lips. Spray onto hands to apply to face and ears. Adults apply to children and don't apply to hands of children. Do not inhale. If irritation occurs, wash area with soap and water and discontinue use. Do not use on children under 6 months of age without consulting with a licensed physician. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Trace amounts of sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate are included as natural preservatives to prevent growth of undesirable organisms. These preservatives are naturally occurring. For example, sodium benzoate is found in plant foods like cinnamon, plums, and even apples.

If you're not completely satisfied with how effective this bug spray is, simply let me know and I'll see to it that you're given a full refund minus shipping.

Add Your Review
Brenda on 07/26/2015 11:59am
This is an amazing product! I endured an outdoor music festival several years ago without any problems. My skin does not tolerate chemicals well and this is a wonderful natural bug spray.

I give this bug spray away as gifts to family & friends who camp, golf or spend their time at their lakeside cottages.

Recently my Aunt who is an avid camper asked me where I purchased the bug spray as she finished the bottle I had given her and needed more! I always have 1 or 2 on hand to give away especially during the summer months.
Bren Bryant on 06/14/2015 09:19am
After having acute leukemia, I do NOT use any chemical on my skin that is not all natural. However, this spray seems to attract the gnats & tick population. I will have to stay w/ cedar products. Very disappointing as all other products purchased have a high rating from me.
Elizabeth Yarnell, ND on 06/09/2015 09:43am
This is hands-down the best natural bug repellent we've found. My husband takes it on his fly-fishing trips and swears by it. Be sure to re-apply often for best effects. Every summer I come back to buy another few bottles.
Gary on 09/22/2014 01:47pm
This is the best!! I use it outside gardening. Here in NE Georgia the gnats and mosquitoes are bad especially in the evening. I use it when working in the garden, without it I am devoured! They all stay away!
Nicky Nelson on 08/04/2011 07:05am
We were camping on a creek up in the mountains with lots of insects and not one bite. Great product - Thanks Dr. Kim!
Urbanek on 06/20/2011 12:04pm
Okay - I'm sold! I have never been able to tolerate the DEET products - they take my breath away. So, living in Michigan and walking my dogs every day led to many bites. I tried this product and it really works and I had no allergic reaction to it whatsoever! My husband, the golfer, is now going to try it. Thanks!!!
Miriam on 05/24/2011 12:20pm
A wonderful product that smells good and really works. I have never liked DEET for myself or my kids - I am soo glad I found this!
Miriam on 05/24/2011 12:18pm
I love this Anti-Bug spray. The first natural spray that really works. I have never liked DEET and don't want to use it on my kids - this stuff smells great and really works. A wonderful product that I am telling all my friends about!
Joanna on 10/07/2010 04:21pm
It smells nice and feels nice on the skin, but I still had mosquitoes landing on me even when it was freshly applied.
Irina on 10/04/2010 10:19am
Dr. Kim,

Yesterday I tried your bug spray and it smell divine!! I can't believe such a yummy smelling potion could repel anything...but it does. It's grrrrreat!

TeenaMarie on 03/06/2010 02:33pm
I love this Anti-Bug Spray! I love the all natural ingredients!! It smells great and was seriously good to my sensitive skin.

I had no problems with mosquitoes and gnats last year, which were making me nuts in my backyard filled with trees and grass.

Another awesome healthy product Dr. Kim!!

Thank you! :)
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