Our Ingredients, Explained

Family Protection, Natrapel Picardin Insect Repellents pictured over leafy outline


Plant Based Protection, Natrapel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellents pictured over lemon and eucalyptus

Lemon Eucalyptus

Essential Oil, Natrapel Essential Oil Repellent 4 oz. pictured over essential oil plants

Essential Oil

Reading Our Ingredients, Explained 4 minutes


  • 12 hours of protection
  • Derived from compound found in black pepper plants
  • Non-greasy
  • Pleasant scent
  • Gear safe

Picaridin is a highly effective, long lasting, and widely used active ingredient used in insect repellents that is derived from a compound called piperine, a natural substance found in black pepper plants. Picaridin is recommended by the CDC to repel biting insects by preventing them from sensing or recognizing their target. Non-greasy and able to deter a broad spectrum of biting insects, picaridin offers users a reliable defense against insect-borne diseases and discomfort during outdoor activities. The formula is also safe to apply to clothing and gear as it will not harm synthetic materials. This family-friendly ingredient can be safely used on children and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. Our picaridin insect repellents provide 12 hours of protection from ticks and mosquitoes.


Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus

  • Naturally-derived active ingredient, oil of lemon eucalyptus
  • Active ingredient is sustainable, natural, non-GMO, & carbon negative
  • Made from leaves of lemon eucalyptus tree
  • Up to 6 hours of protection
  • Citrusy floral scent
  • Gear safe

Oil of lemon eucalyptus is the only naturally-derived active ingredient recommended by the CDC to repel disease-carrying insects. Lemon eucalyptus insect repellent is made using essential oil derived from the lemon eucalyptus tree (Corymbia citriodora or Eucalyptus citriodora). The oil is rich in a natural compound called p-menthane-3,8-diol (PMD), which has been found to be effective in repelling mosquitoes and other insects.

The eucalyptus citriodora trees are planted and tended by hand, with the soil conditioned with lime to improve quality. The leaves and branches are harvested, placed in a large vessel, and compressed. Steam passes through the vessel, and as it cools, the water and the oil of lemon eucalyptus separate, making for a truly simple distillation process. The trees and oil are not altered or genetically modified, so they are completely Non-GMO, producing a truly natural active ingredient. The creation of oil of lemon eucalyptus is carbon negative, as the process actually releases four times less carbon into the atmosphere than it takes in. Power for the distillation process comes from recycled leaves and dead trees, and excess leaves are put into the soil to improve its quality and retain moisture. Not only is this product effective, sustainable and natural, but it is also ethically sourced. Growing citriodora trees is sustainable to farmers and has a positive impact on surrounding communities.

Our lemon eucalyptus insect repellents provide 6 hours of protection from mosquitoes and 4 hours of protection from ticks. Lemon eucalyptus repellent can be safely applied to clothing and gear without fear of damage and the light scent of citrus and floral smells much more pleasant than your typical bug spray.


Essential Oil

  • Natural essential oils
  • Rosemary, cedarwood, geranium, thyme, & clove
  • Protection from mosquitoes
  • Recyclable aluminum bottles
  • Made in USA

Our essential oil repellents naturally repel insects using active ingredients of rosemary, cedarwood, geranium, thyme, and clove. Independently tested and made right in the USA, our essential oil formulas provide protection from mosquitoes and can be applied to the whole family. These natural repellents are housed in 4 oz. recyclable aluminum bottles.

Rosemary: Rosemary essential oil contains compounds like camphor, eucalyptol, and limonene, which offer insect-repelling qualities.

Cedarwood: Cedarwood essential oil contains cedrol and cedrene, which are believed to have insect-repelling properties. These compounds are thought to disrupt the insects' pheromones, making it harder for them to locate and target their hosts.

Geranium: Geranium essential oil contains compounds such as citronellol and geraniol, which are known for their insect-repelling properties.

Thyme: Thymol, a primary component in thyme oil, is known for its insecticidal and insect-repelling qualities.

Clove: Clove essential oil has eugenol, which has insect-repelling properties.