Best Insect Repellents

Health issue concept image of crying baby bitten by Aedes Aegypti mosquito as Zika Virus carrier

I have a confession to make – I am certainly one of the most meticulous when it comes to buying safe products for my babies. However I compromised on this idealism when it came to bug sprays.


I did so because I realized that the 100% natural solutions were not always effective in fulfilling the stated reason for buying them in the first place – to keep the ticks, bugs, insects and mosquitoes away. The consequences of not protecting my children completely from the diseases that could be caused by these bugs seemed worse than any potential side effects of using them occasionally.

That said I did try to be as diligent as possible – but I was just a little more flexible.

Here are my recommendations 

Gentle Stuff

  1. California Baby Bug Repellant Spray, 6.5 Ounce
  2. Badger Balm Anti-Bug Balm

Not so Gentle

  1. Avon SKIN-SO-SOFT Bug Guard PLUS IR3535® Insect Repellent Moisturizing Lotion – Clearance SPF 30 – This is the only one that works against ticks as well and so if you are going to a place where that could be a problem, you might have to get this.


  1. Mosquitavert All Natural Mosquito Repellent Bracelets
  2. OUTXPRO 10 Mosquito Insect Repellent Bracelets


  1. After Insect Bite PatchesTM – Natural After Insect Bite Patches



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