There are lots of really great essential oils that repel bugs. I use a synergy (mixture) called "Skeeterbeater" from www.naturesgift.com. You can pretty easily make it into a spray or put it on with some carrier oil. Just be sure to skin test first before slathering it all over the kids, especially babies. I also try to plant "bug repelling" plants near where the kids play. Sweet woodruff near the sand box keeps the flies at bay. Peppermint repels lots of things too.
5/22/02 at 5:10pm