Bug bite prevention using essential oils is essential to enjoying the outdoors. One essential oil that really makes a difference in keeping the bugs is lemon eucalyptus oil.
There are two reasons I call this the "big bug defense." First, as a stick, it provides a thicker layer of protection for your skin. There's no water to evaporate, so this stuff stays on! Second, the combination of ingredients smells great to us but doesn't to bugs: lemon eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint, rosemary and a touch of citronella essential oils.