Unfortunately, living in Australia means we’re pestered by flies, bugs, and mosquitoes year-round! Keep bugs at bay, but avoid showering your family in nasty bug sprays with these all-natural insect repellents.
I am so lucky to live in beautiful Australia, but there is one little downside… the creepy crawlies. While some areas are hit harder than others, one of the only perils of living in Australia is dealing with bugs, flies, mozzies and other insects practically all year long. A good insect repellent can keep them at bay, but mainstream bug sprays aren’t always the most natural formulations… I don’t want to be spraying who-knows-what on my family, on surfaces in my home or accidentally spritzing it over food – yuck! That’s why I’ve made the switch to natural, toxin-free insect repellents, which use all-natural ingredients like essential oils instead.
Adult, teen and children’s skin are totally different, so the other thing we need to consider is that different age groups may need different insect repellent formulations. I like to have a few different natural insect repellents on hand to ensure our household has all bases (and skin types) covered.
Best Natural Insect Repellents for Adults
Perfect Potion Outdoor Body Spray Natural Insect Repellent
The Perfect Potion Outdoor Body Spray Natural Insect Repellent is one of my favourite natural insect repellents as it helps keep mozzies far, far away – even for those of us who seem to be mosquito magnets! This spray is made entirely from plant-derived, natural ingredients, including Citronella Oil, Peppermint Oil, Broad-leafed Tea Tree Oil and Blue Mallee Eucalyptus Oil, so it has a really clean and fresh scent too.
Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Natural Insect Repellent
Another favourite is the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Natural Insect Repellent which smells deliciously beautiful thanks to Citronella, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Myrtle Oil. This is also a great product to have in your medicine cabinet as it doubles as an antibacterial and antiseptic spray to help relieve itches. For a tropical strength option, try the Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Naturally Tropical Strength Mozzie & Sandfly Repellent, specially formulated for humid tropical climates.