Interesting articles!

The venerable NY Times launched an investigative report into the claims and data associated with all-natural insect repellents.

Their conclusion was very clear deet, picaridin and permethrin are the most effective repellents. The article is also quite educational and informative.

Here’s the link: Why Essential Oils Make Terrible Insect Repellents

NPR also did an article and feature story in 2015. This article has been updated

A Guide to Mosquito Repellents – From DEET to Gin and Tonic .