Finally! The winter chill is leaving and spring and summer weather are upon up here in New Hampshire. With that, however, comes the dreaded black fly, tick, mosquito and bug season.
Time spent outside, we know, can be affected negatively when bugs are surrounding you. Here in Herbal Path we carry a few different bug repellant brands that are effective, local and sustainable - perfect for all of your adventures this summer.
Listed below are the brands, and the types of sprays, we have in the store currently!
Nantucket Spider is a Rhode Island based company started by Nancy Jack and Jeffrey Busch, created with the mission of making a highly effective, DEET free, natural and safe bug repellant. Below is a description of the types of sprays they make and that we at Herbal Path carry; described and tested by the founders themselves!
Nantucket Spider Natural Bug Repellent: This is our original product and best seller. It is best for flies and mosquitoes (It repelled 98-100% of mosquitos in lab tests!) and will also repel ticks (but doesn’t last as long and is not as thorough as our Extra Strength Tick repellent). It is a light and fresh spray that can be sprayed head to toe including on hair and clothing and is made with a broad range of essential oils including cedarwood, citronella, clove, geranium, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, and spearmint. While our 8 ounce bottles use our patented trigger spray, our 4 and 2 ounce sizes (with pump sprayers) are convenient for travel and to carry in a handbag or a backpack.
Nantucket Spider Summer Camp: Camp is much like the original formula, and is equally effective, but does not contain citronella. We made it for kids (and others) who may have an aversion to citronella. Available in 8 oz, 4 oz and 2 oz sizes.
Nantucket Spider Extra Strength Tick Repellent: This is our best repellent for ticks. It is best used with waist down application in conjunction with our People or Summer Camp products. It is a heavier and stronger repellent than our other repellents. While no repellent repels all ticks, in independent lab tests, ours repelled 92% of deer ticks. Available in 8 oz, 4 oz and 2 oz sizes.
Nantucket Spider Bug Repellent for Dogs: This repellent is specially formulated to exclude ‘citrusy’ oils that dogs dislike and clove oil which they shouldn’t ingest. Instead it contains thyme oil to repel fleas, and other oils such as geranium, rosemary, cedar, and peppermint– all effective repellents against pests including ticks!
All Terrain Herbal Armor
All Terrain Herbal Armor is a New Hampshire based company with the mission to help children and families get active and outdoors, together. Below is a description of the type of spray.
Herbal Armor DEET-free, Natural Insect Repellent: Herbal Armor® DEET-Free, Natural Insect Repellent is an effective and safe solution that uses a unique and effective mixture of six essential repelling oils (soybean, citronella, peppermint, cedarwood, lemongrass and geranium), and 26% active ingredients to protect you and your family from mosquitoes and other pesky insects, naturally.
Badger is a family owned company that was founded in the early 1990's, and has since grown to be a globally known name, sold in over 20 countries across the globe. (That is really cool!) We carry a variety of Badger products like sun screen, lip balms and more. Listed below is the bug spray from Badger that we at Herbal Path carry, promote and love.
Good for the Skin. Bad for the Bug.® Badger’s Anti-Bug Shake & Spray: A totally organic & natural bug spray repellent. Using pure essential oils to naturally keep bugs, mosquitoes and insects away from you and your family.