Bug spray is a necessity during hot weather, and you have options from black owned brands. These bug sprays tend to be deet free, and incorporate natural ingredients with bug repellent qualities. Examples include eucalyptus, citronella, tea tree, lavender, neem, and more. Information regarding “natural” bug repellents is provided in the references.
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- FugOFF (advertisement) has a selection of insect repellents with a Shea butter base.
- Garner’s Garden (advertisement) offers a bug repellent oil that also moisturizes the skin. A bug spray is also available.
- Harper’s Naturals (advertisement) offers a bug spray made with natural ingredients such as witch hazel and olive oil.
- Lizzie’s All Natural (advertisement) offers a bug off repellent spray made with a blend of essential oils.
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- Bree & Millie offers a bug repellent that is available as a solid or spray.
- Meticulous offers a meticulous shield, a plant based oil blend to help keep bugs away.
- Pardo Naturals offers a bug be gone spray.
- Soleil Essentials offers a bug off natural insect repellent.
- SOS Sage and Onyx Soapery offers a natural insect repellent powered by essential oils.
- The Shea Shack has a back off bug repellent body mist and lotion.
In reviewing these bug repellents, I hope you find one or more that work for you.
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- Sissons, Beth. “What are the best natural mosquito repellents?” 31 May, 2019. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325337
- Yasin, Kareem, Wenger, Adam, & Watson, Kathyrn. “10 natural ingredients that repel mosquitos.” 7 March, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/health/kinds-of-natural-mosquito-repellant
- Wikipedia. “Insect repellent.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect_repellent