I use Essential oils and I love it! I have a wide variety of them and find I use them all very every thing. I find it doesn’t leave that gross sticky feeling that the store bought stuff does and the oils smell way better to me and not so much to the bugs. My husband was scoffing at me but turned into a believer when he was still getting eaten alive and the dogs and I weren’t! There’s a lot of great recipes on the net.
Also works great for the poison ivy and oak discomfort!