How to Use DEET Free Insect Repellent Effectively December 23 2018

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Natural Citizen’s DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray safely and effectively repels insects when applied appropriately.

The fresh and earthy scent of citronella and cedar works to quickly repel bugs by interfering with their sense of smell. DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray works well on hiking and camping trips, as well as other outdoor adventures. This product is not recommended for tropical or jungle environments, those with sensitive skin, or children under 6. Never apply insect repellant of any kind to children under 2 months of age.


DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray contains no harmful ingredients and is safe to use on skin. Natural Citizen’s product is made from real essential oils, unlike other natural brands who use synthetic versions of essential oils in their products.

Tips & Tricks: How to use DEET Free Insect Repellent


1) How to apply DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray

Begin by spraying several sprays of the product into your hands. Rub your hands together for several seconds to spread the product around your palms. Then, apply the product on your hands to the rest of your body, to areas of exposed skin.

2) Wait a Few Minutes 

Allow the product to dry and absorb prior to wearing clothing, socks, and shoes. Take care in avoiding your nose, eyes, mouth, and any parts of your body that have cuts or may be sensitive when applying this product. Be sure to wash your hands to fully clean off the product after applying to the rest of your body. Help children apply this product. Children should not use DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray without adult supervision.

3) Test a Small Area

It is recommended that you test the product prior to applying it to your entire body, especially if you have not used essential oils before on your skin. DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray can easily be tested by selecting a small patch of skin and applying the product. After applying the product, wait for any adverse reactions that may appear. Common reactions that may arise is the appearance of a rash at the application site. If any skin reactions or rashes appear from the usage of the product, discontinue use immediately.

4) Timing is Key - Apply at Least Every 4 Hours

Be sure to reapply DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray frequently, as often as every four hours. Hot weather and perspiration speed up the evaporation of the essential oils in the DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray. So, be sure to apply the product regularly in warmer environments. Remember, if you can’t smell the product, neither can bugs and you will be susceptible to bites! Assist children in re-application of the product whenever necessary.

If the product seeps into your eyes, immediately flush with water. Do not swallow this product! It is harmful if ingested. Contact a Poison Control Center or your doctor if DEET Free Insect Repellent Spray is swallowed. Do not use if you are currently a pregnant or nursing mother.

5) Optimal Conditions

This product is not intended for use in tropical areas, especially areas where it is common to sleep under a mosquito net. There are little if no insect sprays that work in such conditions and an essential oil based product will likely leave you without adequate protection. 

When not using this product, store in a cool and dry place.

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