Our essential oil bug sprays are made with the purest essential oils on the planet sourced from Berjé, known for supplying some of the finest perfumeries in the world. Lemongrass Farms has created a “unicorn” in the industry by formulating the first water-based all-natural repellents, free of greasy “junk” carrier oils, synthetic fragrances, and mystery ingredients. Our formulas are enhanced with plant-based moisturizers often found in premium-grade cosmetics. These thoughtfully crafted products deliver a clean, refreshing, residue-free experience that you will love while protecting you and the ones you hold dearest. We are the first non-GMO project-verified bug spray because we are so conscious about where we get our ingredients. Our bottles wear the non-GMO project stamp proudly. It’s the bug spray you love to use.
Lemongrass Farm has a proprietary process that emulsifies our essential oils into a water-based formula. Because of this distinct process, our essential oils bug spray has the highest level of user experience in the all-natural fly repellent category. Our formulas are also enhanced with plant-based moisturizers, some of which are often found in premium cosmetics and beauty products.
It’s challenging to create a water-based formula. While oil-based formulas can still be considered all-natural with ingredients like soybean oil, they leave a sticky residue on the skin, making it less enjoyable so other natural insect repellents will rely on what we call “junk carrier oils”, which leave you feeling sticky, slimy, greasy, or smelling like a tiki torch!
Other natural insect repellents will rely on what we call “junk carrier oils”, which leave you feeling sticky, slimy, greasy, or smelling like a tiki torch!
What Essential Oils are Good for Bug Spray?
Common essential oils that are effective ingredients in bug sprays include cedar wood, peppermint, lemongrass, geranium . These essential oils contain compounds that insects find unpleasant or that interfere with their sensory receptors, making them effective at repelling bugs. In addition, essential oils offer numerous other benefits when used in bug sprays. Many of these oils have antiseptic properties, helping to prevent infection and irritations that often come with bug bites. Essential oils also have anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe the skin after a bite or sting.
Cedarwood is a natural pesticide that is toxic to insects but completely safe for people and pets. It keeps away the pesty bugs but does not harm beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies who are essential to our agriculture. This makes using cedarwood a more eco-friendly mosquito repellent.
When insects are exposed to cedarwood, it creates unbalanced pH levels within them. Insects depend on chemicals, also known as pheromones, to navigate and find resources so with unbalanced levels they become disoriented and lose bodily function which will repel and ultimately kill them.
Peppermint has been proven to be an excellent insect repellent, but what makes peppermint so effective? Chemical compounds such as terpene, alcohol, and menthol have been proven to repel inspects. Peppermint is perfectly harmless to humans but its chemical compounds act as a natural fumigant, or toxic gas, that affects insects through smell.
The insect’s smell receptors pick up on the compounds and feel the effects quickly, thus effectively repelling them. A study conducted showed that the compound menthol was as effective at repelling mosquitoes as DEETs, a harsh chemical ingredient used in most bug sprays. Peppermint is also an effective antimicrobial, a substance that kills microorganisms, which can stop viruses such as E. coli and S. aureus.
Lemongrass’s strong citrus scent is commonly believed to interfere with an insect’s ability to navigate or breed, which is why it’s such a good mosquito repellent. Although it might not just be due to the strong citrus scene as lemongrass is also filled with two chemical compounds: citral and geranyl acetate that work as natural pest repellents. Not only is lemongrass insect repellent extremely effective but it is also environmentally friendly and harmless to humans.
Geranium contains two compounds that are known to be highly toxic to insects even at low levels: citronellol and geraniol compounds. In gardens, geraniums work as great companion plants that help keep common pests and beetles away from produce and other plants.
At Lemongrass Farm, we have created a natural insect repellent using the finest ingredients. Our essential oil bug spray is not only effective, but it also smells great! Our formula is made with a blend of lemongrass, geranium, cedarwood, and peppermint oils, each with its unique properties to keep pesky bugs at bay. Our Lemongrass Farm essential oil bug spray is the perfect blend of natural ingredients that is safe for both you and the environment.