Safe Swap: Bug Spray

We’ve talked about bug spray so many times… but alas, no official ditch & switch posts existed, so here we are for summertime, friends!

🚫 Commercial bug sprays are laden with WARNING labels, and the most common concerning ingredient you’ll find alongside these warnings is DEET.

🚫 N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide, more commonly known as DEET, is one of the more widely used ingredient in conventional bug sprays.

🚫 It is a known eye irritant and can cause rashes, soreness, or blistering when applied to the skin.

🚫 DEET has also been linked to neurological problems… According to the EPA, there have been many cases of children suffering adverse neurological effects, as well as the deaths of two adults, have been associated with DEET.

🚫 Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found that DEET causes diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes in rats.

🚫 DEET has been shown to have a negative impact on wildlife and water sources in production and during use.

🚫 It is known to be toxic to birds and aquatic life.

‼️ It makes sense as to why you’ll see loads of “DEET FREE” marketing options out there now, huh?!

Here are my favorite safe swaps, and what we have personally found to be most effective…
✅ Primally Pure (soy free 🙌🏼): + Code LIVINGWELL10 to save
✅ Protector:
✅ Badger:
✅ Greenerway Organics:

Happy (bug free) summertime fun, Mamas!