There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to bug repellents that work. Here are a few tips for finding insect repellant that will be safe for you and your family, but still get the job done.

Look for Repellant That Lasts

It’s a good idea to find repellant that lasts at least 4 hours or so in order to cover any reasonable excursion out without having to reapply the repellant more than once or twice.

Go DEET-Free

Many repellant products on the market contain the chemical DEET. There are a number of studies out there that indicate this chemical could increase your risk for various maladies. In particular, the chemical has been known to be linked with problems involving coordinating muscles, brain functionality, loss of memory, and general weakness.

This is especially true for children who have less of a resistance to the chemical. As a result, it’s a good idea to look for repellant that doesn’t have any DEET in it if you want something that the whole family can use to keep free of insects during camping trips or other forays into the great outdoors.

After all, a dosage of the chemical that could be safer for adults will almost certainly be less safe for children who just have smaller bodies and less protection against danger.

Choose Natural Ingredients

Additionally, repellants that don’t use natural ingredients will also risk aggravating the skin anyway since many people are allergic to non-natural oils. This is why it’s a good idea to carefully read about all of the ingredients inside before purchasing.

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