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A few natural insect repellants

Summer is officially in full swing and that means heat, camping and heading outdoors. But all the wonders of the summer can be dampened a bit by the vast number of critters—we’re talking mosquitoes, fleas and ticks—that are often repelled by DEET-infused sprays. For those who would prefer a more natural deterrent, however, you’re in luck. The Daily Green has published a list of seven natural insect repellents (for more info, log onto Here are a few, listed alongside their active ingredients:

California Baby Citronella, lemongrass and cedar oils

Repel Lemon eucalyptus oil

Badger Balm Citronella, lemongrass, cedar, rosemary and geranium oils

Bite Blocker Herbal Wipes Coconut, soybean and geranium oils