This Eucalyptus Bug Repellent is DEET-Free, CDC-Approved

Is it just me, or do bugs only find happiness by ruining outdoor dinners, barbecues and concerts with their bites? And once you start itching, there’s no end in sight. All in all, not the best way to spend the months of July and August. Well, what if I told you, there’s a spray out there that not only smells good, but is DEET-free and can keep bugs away from you?! I know, I know — you’re welcome.

REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

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Repel’s Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus spray is basically the chic answer to your summer cries. Gone are the days of smelly bug spray that leaves you feeling greasy and slimy!

Reviewer Hoppaguy gave the product five stars and said the only downside was that it has a “strong lemon smell when first applied but dissipates over time” — which, I mean, who doesn’t love a little dash of citrus on their skin?!

We personally think Amazon user Mare Astra said it best with her five-star review. “This swamp dweller says: Throw away your DEET products and use this instead.” You’ve heard it from the swamp! She goes on to say, “This is the only non-DEET product that the International Travel Clinic at Dartmouth-Hitchcock recommends to those with destinations in malaria-prone countries, and oil of lemon eucalyptus is one of only two non-DEET chemicals approved by the CDC,” which is, uh — extremely important.