Botanical Bug Repellent :: A Great Smelling Travel Spritz for Face, Body, Hair & Fur

Botanical Bug Repellent :: A Great Smelling Travel Spritz for Face, Body, Hair & Fur


Bye, Bye, Bugs :: Hello, Great Smelling, Travel Protected Skin


Laena's dear friend C is an insect magnet, and she wanted to make her a repellent that worked really well but also smelled good. She wondered: why do so many bug repellents smell like crap to both humans and bugs? She discovered that most of them use cheap synthetic chemicals rather than plant-derived essential oils, making them smell gross and work less effectively. Laena also wondered: why don't bug repellents work double-time as skincare, healing and toning the skin as well as protecting it? So she made this happen by infusing raw, organic apple cider vinegar with therapeutic herbs, and now C is bite-free, smells delicious to humans and gross to bugs, and has healthy, toned skin. For the win!

Why essential oils? Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years to repel bugs, and it makes perfect sense: essential oils use the properties of bug repellent plants to ward them off. Thanks, evolution. Thanks, science.

Our skincare elves craft this herbal infused apple cider vinegar based bug repellent by infusing healing plants of witch hazel leaves, calendula and lavender flowers, with our naturally bug repelling, therapeutic essential oil blend. 

Why is this bug spray so amazing? It's a comprehensive natural health aid, and can be used on your skin + hair, protecting against bugs like mosquitos, ticks, fleas and bed bugs, while reviving and pH balancing skin & hair -- it's great and safe for pets and kids too! 

Why apple cider vinegar? Our skin is naturally acidic, but when we use harsh cleansers and soaps, that natural acidity is removed, and the protective acid mantle of our skin (which is needed to protect our skin from germs, bacteria and pollution) is disrupted. Apple cider vinegar returns a healthy, pH balanced acidity to our skin, and restores the protective acid mantle, while killing bad bacteria. This is exactly why it's a great base for a bug repellent, as it naturally protects again fleas, ticks, and lice -- and yes, your puppy and your toddler can use it too. 

Why is it so special? This comprehensive bug repellent helps even skin tone, neutralize pH and repels bugs with apple cider vinegar, infused with herbs, flowers, and our essential oil blend. Did we mention it also smells really good?


A 2-ounce spritzer bottle of handcrafted herb infused raw, organic apple cider vinegar BUG REPELLENT brewed at our skincare studio in Brooklyn, before being filtered, decanted, and bottled. Great for travel, or keeping in your purse for on-the-go protection. 

Organic raw apple cider vinegar is infused with organic witch hazel leaves, calendula flowers, lavender flowers, and our therapeutic essential oil blend. We let this macerate for a few months to extract the therapeutic properties of the herbs. It has a beautiful light pink color from the flowers!


FOR SKIN: Spritz on skin and let air dry, avoiding eyes (it is vinegar based, so might sting if it gets in your eyes)
FOR HAIR: Spritz a few times, let air dry
FOR PETS: Spritz on fur and let air dry


Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Witch Hazel Leaf Extract, Calendula Flower Extract, Lavender Flower Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Essential Oil blend of lemongrass, geranium bourbon, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, citronella, tea tree oils, and good juju

WITCH HAZEL LEAF has strong antioxidant and astringent properties perfect for killing bacteria in the pores, stopping cellular damage that can lead to skin cancer, preventing aging, and speeding up healing; used for thousands of years to reduce acne, blisters, insect bites, poison ivy, inflammation and to heal damaged skin.
LAVENDER FLOWERS are anti-bacterial and helps soothe and heal problem skin.
CALENDULA FLOWERS are an ancient healing herb, used for thousands of years for its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties. 
CHAMOMILE FLOWERS act as a calming astringent, reducing acne, sun damage, and pigmentation.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR is made from organic apples grown in New York's Hudson Valley; naturally pH balanced, astringent, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory.
ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND of lemongrass, geranium bourbon, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, citronella, tea tree oils: 100% plant-based, high-quality essential oils (we take sourcing very seriously, ask us for a guide if you're curious): these oils repel bugs, while also working to help heal skin irritations such as psoriasis, fungal infections, cold sores, and skin eruptions. They also smell really good!

100% FREE of Toxins: NO Parabens, NO Phthalates, NO Toluene, No Synthetic Fragrance, No VOCs, No Chlorine, No Dioxins, NO Triclosan, NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, NO Propylene glycol, NO Cocamidopropyl Betaine, NO Diethanolamine (DEA), NO Gluten, No Cruelty

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