Bug Soother Natural Insect & Bug Spray, 2-Count

Last updated date: July 21, 2021

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9.3

Bug Soother Natural Insect & Bug Spray, 2-Count

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We looked at the top Bug Sprays and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bug Spray you should buy.

Update as July 21, 2021:
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Overall Take

If gnats, black flies and no-see-ums are your issue, this mild natural pest repellent might suffice. The ingredients list is packed with items that not only repel insects but feel good on the skin, including purified water, glycerin and vitamin E. The scent comes from lemongrass and vanilla.


In our analysis, the Bug Soother Bug Soother Natural Insect & Bug Spray, 2-Count placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

SUPER EFFECTIVE: Natural Bug Soother repels gnats, no-see-ums, sand fleas, black flies, and some mosquitoes. Our customers have reported that Bug Soother can defend against fruit flies, fleas, and more. We've even heard of Bug Soother shielding roses from Japanese beetles. PREMIUM INGREDIENTS: Bug Soother is a natural insect repellent made with simple, skin loving ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Castor Oil, and Vitamin E blended using Soy Lecithin, a natural emulsifier used in foods.. Lemongrass 100% Pure Essential Oil, blended with vanilla for an amazing scent that people love, but bugs hate. FAVORITE USES: Bug Soother is commonly used when fishing, hiking, biking, golfing, farming, or when you're simply enjoying some sunshine in your back yard. Bug Soother works in your defense by repelling the irritating insects that can cut your outdoors time short. VERSATILITY: Bug Soother is used the most often by outdoor enthusiasts, kids and pets. Some customers use Bug Soother on their farm animals such as horses and chickens. One even uses it for his tiger to ensure his pal is bug-free. BUG SOOTHER FAMILY GUARANTEE: Bug Soother is proudly made in America by Simply Soothing, a woman owned family business in rural Iowa. We have been creating unique, handmade products for over 15 years, with an emphasis on high quality for a reasonable price. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your Bug Soother, please contact us and we will be sure to make it right.

An Overview On Bug Sprays

Few things can disrupt a great time outdoors like bugs. Gnats and no-see-ums are annoying, to be sure, but mosquitoes are the worst since they actually leave bites on your skin. Plus, mosquitoes can carry disease, putting you and your loved ones at risk.

That’s where a good bug spray can come in. There are plenty of products on the market that claim to keep bugs at bay but finding one that works well while you’re outside for hours, sweating and movie around, is a challenge. Even more difficult? Finding a bug spray that is effective and also well-tolerated by your family members.

One of the top ingredients in bug spray is DEET, which has been around since the 1940s. DEET,  a man-made chemical also known as N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, is widely considered to be the most effective ingredient in repelling the most invasive types of mosquitoes, as well as other bugs.

Some households avoid bug sprays with DEET altogether, although most high-quality recent research has shown it to be relatively safe even for babies 2 months old and up. In recent years, products have emerged that use natural ingredients, including essential oils, that bugs may find distasteful. These might not be as long-lasting or effective as DEET, but many consumers and even experts have found that they do quite well at keeping bugs at bay, especially if you apply them thoroughly and often.

The Bug Spray Buying Guide

  • Applying bug spray can be an involved process if you’re using a product with a pump spray mechanism. Aerosols allow you to get the product on the skin liberally, without missing chunks of skin or taking a long time. But there are concerns about aerosols and the environment, so if that’s a worry for you, one that uses a pump might be better.
  • As effective as chemical-based bug sprays can be, the odor can be unpleasant. Sprays that use more natural ingredients are typically much easier on the nose. But they may not work as well, so you’re making a tradeoff.
  • Whether you’re applying bug spray to another person or yourself, be very careful around the eyes, mouth and nose. To better control the application, it’s usually best to spray it on your fingers, then spread it on the skin.
  • Some bug sprays designed for young people build in sunscreen. This can be a great way to make sure your children have full protection from outdoor dangers without having to layer two products on top of each other.
  • If you’ll be spending more than a couple of hours outdoors, a bug spray with DEET is likely the best option unless you plan to stop and reapply every couple of hours. DEET can last for hours and also resists losing effectiveness if you sweat.