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Herb Garden Naturals

Bug Me Not - Personal Tick and Mosquito Repellent Spray

Regular price $ 57.50 USD
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Organic herbal spray available in 2oz, 4oz & 8oz spray bottles. Buy a bunch at a time and save 10%


In 2013, a NY Times writer decided to test DEET-FREE bug repellents - from zappers to national brands - and discovered that our Bug Me Not was the only thing that worked as he and his wife enjoyed outdoor dining one buggy, July evening, at one of our busy Shoreline lobster restaurants !

When I was at a Festival one fine Spring day in 2012, with May flies and mosquitoes just beginning to let everyone know they were around, folks began noticing that the area surrounding my canopy was the only place there were no bugs.  The natural scents of the essential oils I use in all of the products we make kept them at more than arm's length! But it wasn't just that...

.... in particular, the bug spray we developed, Bug Me Not, with its primary ingredient of Lemon Eucalyptus oil, sent the bugs in another direction!

Boy, did I sell a lot of Bug Me Not that day - and people were very very satisfied!

Our Bug Me Not deters mosquitoes, gnats, flies, deer flies and most other bothersome bugs. AND TICKS!  The ingredients we use are on the CDC's list of nontoxic tick repellents.

Bugs don’t like these smells - but you, & everyone else, will!  This formula is all-natural and contains no chemical emulsifier so you do have to give it a good shake before you mist yourself, your dog's back, and all of your other best friends. The essential oils we use we listed in the ingredients, so you can see that it actually does smell good!

We use calendula and chamomile, why? Being an herbalist, I soon decided to improve the formula by adding calendula and chamomile flowers.  I tincture them in the organic witch hazel we source right here in Connecticut. Calendula and chamomile are both known skin-healers so it only made sense to add them to a product designed for use on your skin. Consider it a bonus! Your welcome!

The most active bug me not ingredients are lemon eucalyptus, citronella java (the lemony-smelling one, not the one in those yard candles), lemongrass, peppermint and rose geranium (geraniol), all very effective bug repellents.  

Safe for pets and kids. Safe on skin, most fabrics & fur.

Avoid spraying in anyone’s eyes, mouth or nose! First, shake shake shake. Now spray it directly onto your exposed skin, or into your palm and then apply - and send those bugs flying!  For kids, spray it into your palm before dabbing it on their necks, foreheads, arms and legs.  At the risk of repetition, please avoid eyes, mouths and noses!.

For dogs, apply it behind their ears or above their tails. Do not use it on cats!

Ingredients: wild-crafted witch hazel, calendula and chamomile tinctures, vegetable glycerin, the following essential oils: Citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange), Eucalyptus citriodora (lemon eucalyptus), Litsea cubeba (may chang),Cymbopogan nardis (citronella), Cymbopogan schoenanthes (lemongrass), Tsuga canadensis (spruce), Mentha piperita (peppermint), Mentha spicata (spearmint), Pelargoneum graveolens (rose bourbon), menthol crystals, xanthan gum (to help the emulsion hold after you shake it)