Bugging Out

Nothing kills the mood—on a camping trip or anytime you find yourself outdoors—like a swarm of bugs invading your personal space. (Also not great: reeking of harsh bug spray.) Swat these issues away with an effective, high-grade repellent—we've picked our favorites in just about every form available.

Finding a bug spray that works is no easy feat. Finding bug spray that works and actually smells kind of nice? Or really nice? It was nearly impossible, until recently. Now there are lots of reliable insect repellents on the market, if you know where to look. Unlike the familiar, run-of-the-mill options, the selections below represent a more natural approach to warding off bugs, fighting insects with botanical ingredients including geranium, rosemary, and cedar.

Pick up one (or several) of these insect repellent options and be well on your way to better outdoor hangs.

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Weed Bug Repellent by Remix by Giselle Wasfie, $45, urbanoutfitters.com.

Herbal Insect Repellent by Burt's Bees, $8, drugstore.com.

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Organic Insect Repellent by Lāfes, $7, luckyvitamin.com.

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin, $7, avon.com.

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Bug Block, $20, herbdoc.com.

Sail Away Bug Spray, $20, captainblankenship.com.

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Wild, $30, aromaflage.com.

Anti-Bug Balm, $10, badgerbalm.com.

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Herbal Insect Repellent, $18, meowmeowtweet.com.

Atmosphere Mist in Lemongrass + Geranium, $24, figandyarrow.com.

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