As the years go by, it seems as if the list of harmful effects from DEET only intensifies.

In fact, it is difficult to believe that anyone should use products containing DEET, especially when nature boasts its own highly effective home remedies.

When repelling insects is a necessity, there is one product that is being hailed as a miraculous, natural repellant. The CDC recently condoned the use of lemon eucalyptus oil for those who want to keep the bugs away.

Now that more scientific reports are emerging to support this claim, it definitely seems as if this homeopathic product truly reigns supreme.

Many are relieved that they will now be able to reap the benefits of a repellant that works just as well as a product containing low levels of DEET—without any of the rough side effects.

Essential aroma oil with lemon and mint on wooden background. Selective focus.

As DEET can be especially harmful for kids, it seems likely that many parents will begin using lemon eucalyptus oil to protect their children from harmful bug bites.

In a day and age when it seems important to avoid synthetic products as much as possible, it is exciting to see a natural product that works just as well as a “traditional” bug repellant that is very effective yet harmful.

The existence of lemon eucalyptus oil proves that people can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about the effects of bad bug bites.