Mosquito Protection: Insect deterrent properties – especially mosquitos, black flies, ticks, and other biting insects. Soybean oil is the edible vegetable oil extracted from soybean seeds. The soybean oil when mixed with small amounts of rosemary, citronella, geranium, cedarwood, peppermint, and lemon eucalyptus oils repel the biting insects like black flies, mosquitos, and ticks.
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.