Why it works: Soybean oil is a natural bug repellant. A 2002 study of mosquito repellents found that a soy-based product was the most effective natural alternative to DEET. Offering a potential of more than 90 minutes of protection, better than some low-concentration DEET products.
Lemon eucalyptus oil is also recommended by the CDC as a natural alternative to DEET. Several studies have found this natural bug repellent as effective as DEET in repelling mosquitoes. It may also work well against ticks. Rich plant-based oils deliver protection that’s kind to your skin.