"It really works!"

All Natural

Citronella Mist

2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz

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"It really works!"

Looking for a natural, effective, DEET-free insect repellent? Our Citronella Mist® contains 8 essential oils known to repel mosquitoes and other annoying bugs. Citronella Mist has been used and loved for over a dozen years.

It smells fresh and lemony. Because it's safe around food, it's perfect for picnics and barbecues. Nontoxic, it won’t hurt the environment.

You'll need it for gardening, hiking and all outdoor activities. In summer's heat, you'll appreciate the light, cooling mist. It's free of greasy oils, skin-drying alcohol, and bug-attracting emulsifiers.

Citronella Mist is harmless to children (use discretion under 3 years old).

Citronella Mist has these bug repellent essential oils:

  • Lemon eucalyptus is a natural, lemon-scented oil is made from a tree, Eucalyptus citriadora. It is not to be confused with synthetic "oil of lemon eucalyptus," a.k.a. para-menthane-3,8-diol, used in many commercial repellents.
  • Catnip contains the compound nepetalactone, which is considered 10 times stronger than DEET, according to an Iowa State University study.
  • Citronella has been registered as a gentle, plant-based insect repellent in the United States since 1948.
  • Lavender, basil, lemongrass, thyme, patchouli all repel insects and contribute to the tantalizing scent of Citronella Mist. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to avoid basil essential oil, though the amount of this oil in our Citronella Mist is negligible.

We don't brag about how many hours of protection you get with one application. You can safely mist as often as you like to suit your biochemistry or surroundings.

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We offer 3 sizes: 2 oz travel and pocket, 4 oz camping and car, 8 oz economical home size.

Enjoy the woods and your dinner without DEET. (0:51)

Herbaria Camper's Choice soap natural insect repellant

Be sure your soap is not attracting bugs. Our Camper's Choice soap contains the same blend of essential oils as Citronella Mist.

“It works!”

Dr. Walt Sundberg, Carbondale, IL

“We live in the woods and mosquito bites have always been a real problem. My wife really likes the mist better than 'Off.' We both agree that, since we started using your products, we have had fewer bites.”

Dennis Scearce, Mooresville, NC

Kid safe

Kid safe. The FDA recommends that children under 3 avoid synthetic lemon eucalyptus (para-menthane-3,8-diol). However, we use essential oil of lemon eucalyptus. Children may be sensitive to essential oils. Our 8 oils in Citronella Mist are well diluted. Use your best judgement; perhaps use it on infants' and toddlers' clothing rather than directly on their skin.

“My daughter used the Citronella Mist on her trip to the Everglades. Worked like a champ!”

Michelle Sansone, Fort Walton Beach, FL

“I had the great opportunity to attend 'Casting for Recovery' earlier this month. It was an experience that I will always cherish.

“I must say that I was a bit afraid to attend because of possible mosquito/tick bites (a few years ago I got a tick bite and ended up in the hospital). So your gift of the special soap and spray were absolutely the perfect thing to find on the first day when we got to our rooms - they were waiting for us on our beds. I have to tell you that I did not get any bug bites; I did however get several nice trout biting on my line!

“Thank you so much for making my experience even better by helping me survive bug-free!!”

Kathy Windmoeller

Melissa's Herbaria Citronella Mist chalkboard

“I love it and it worked for all three of us on our latest camping trip.”

Sarah Stanbary, Green Bay, WI

“I love your Citronella Mist! It really works! We live in Florida and have tons of mosquitoes, but no bites with this spray! Thank you for a great, natural and SAFE product that really works.”

LivingDisney.com blog, Orlando, FL

“At our bar-b-cue, we and our guests appreciated the protection of your Citronella Mist. And it didn't spoil the ribs."

Brian Smith, Clayton, MO

“I used your Citronella Mist – WOW! It works great and smells HEAVENLY!”

Shannon Emler, Centerburg, OH

“I love that I can spray it all over, even my face, and not worry about toxic chemicals.”

Dan Mutchler, Kirkwood, MO

Be sure to have Citronella Mist in your picnic basket.

Be sure to have Citronella Mist in your picnic basket.

Used normally... “citronella products are not expected to cause harm to humans, pets or the environment.”

US Environmental Protection Agency

Additional protection

Don't trust Citronella Mist against ticks and chiggers. Rather, we suggest:

For ticks, tuck your pant legs into your socks and seal the tops of the socks with duct tape. Ticks trying to crawl through to your skin will get stuck on the tape before they can bite you. Keep another strip of tape handy to lift off the ticks as you spot them on your skin and clothing.


Ticks take some time to attach themselves to you. After an outing, thoroughly inspect your body. A hand mirror and/or a close friend can help. Remove ticks with duct tape if possible or use a tick removal tool to pull them out gently. If you use tweezers, take care not to squeeze their bodies too hard because you want to prevent their innards from entering your bloodstream through their mouths. As you remove ticks, trap them on some sticky tape.

For tick infested woods, try permethrin treated protective gear such as Repel Permanone Insect Repellent Clothing & Gear Spray. This seriously toxic insecticide is not to be sprayed on the skin. It must be applied hours in advance in order to dry on your clothes before you wear them. Be sure to follow the instructions on the can.

For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).

For chiggers, it is suggested to take a shower within four hours of exposure and scrub very well with a washcloth or luffa. Powdered sulphur, though the smell is offensive to some, is said to be effective. Repel Permanone Insect Repellent Clothing & Gear Spray can help also. Read and follow the directions.

When does mosquito season begin?

Mosquito season begins once the temperature is consistently about 50°F (10°C). At about 50°F, female mosquitoes feel safe to start laying their eggs. Depending on where you are in the country, this time of the season varies.


Mosquito season in the U.S.




Each bottle of Citronella Mist counts as 1 bar toward our free bar offer.