A Deet Free, Bite Free, Worry Free Summer

No matter the season—fall, winter, spring or summer—I can find an activity to get me outdoors. With the summer months, comes a few of my favorite pastimes including camping, hiking, running, biking and kayaking. If you are like me and a magnet for bugs…a deet free insect repellent is key to survival this time of year.

In years past, taking part in any of these summer activities meant dousing myself in harsh chemical bug sprays or heading indoors well before I wanted to, to avoid an incessant, pesky swarm of mosquitoes.

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Now, thanks to Quantum Health’s Buzz Away Extreme, gone are the days of needing to escape Mother Nature! Buzz Away Extreme is a plant-based mosquitoes and tick repellent. I felt good about replacing my old bug spray with this DEET free and effective alternative. Yeah for deet free!

No harsh chemicals? CHECK!


The formula is a blend of plant-based ingredients, including citronella oil, geranium oil, lemongrass oil, cedarwood oil and a variety of other aromatic essential oils. Another plus? This all-natural repellent doesn’t leave a sticky or greasy residue, or an overwhelmingly harsh “bug spray” smell.

So, whether I’m packing for a weekend camping trip, a full-day hike or an afternoon by the lake, I’m always sure to bring my trusty Buzz Away along. The long-lasting effects ensure I’m protected all day long so I can enjoy Mother Nature rather than avoid it!

DEET-free. Grease-free. Bite-free. Worry-free!

A huge thanks to Ben for the fabulous photos.

Thanks for following along on all my adventures and for all of your support.  🙂 Have a great week!

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  1. Katie wrote:

    Oooh I definitely need to check out this bug spray! The bugs are so bad in Upstate New York where my family and I visit every summer and I despise the smell of bug spray haha!


    Posted 8.2.18 Reply
  2. Theresa Dickerson wrote:

    I am def one to kind of shy away from outdoor activities because I HATE bug bites! So thankful for this post and to start getting out there more!

    With love, Theresa Ann

    Posted 8.2.18 Reply
  3. I need this in my life! For some reason the bugs are ALWAYS getting me. I hate being outside a lot in the summer because of it!

    Posted 8.2.18 Reply
  4. Such good points, Bella! It’s so important to be aware of what we put on our bodies. I’ll have to pick this up!

    Posted 8.2.18 Reply
  5. Thomas Minter wrote:

    I’m sold! Great lighting in the photos! And that lake, so beautiful! Mosquitoes be gone!!!

    Posted 8.2.18 Reply
    • M wrote:

      I wish you a happy life and other tours that are always beautiful and enjoyable. The truth is, we have enjoyed you in all your tours.💝🌹👍🥰♥️🌿

      Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  6. Theresa wrote:

    You look so lovely! Am on my way to Italy as we speak and have lots of Mosquito Spray with me ☀️❤️

    Posted 8.3.18 Reply
  7. Tara wrote:

    Great recommendation! I’ll have to try it the next time I’m heading outdoors, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Posted 8.3.18 Reply
  8. Deborah wrote:

    Ahh I need this in my life! Whenever I head out anywhere outdoors, I’ve been getting eaten alive by mosquitos!

    Posted 8.3.18 Reply
  9. Grace wrote:

    I wish I read this post before I went camping earlier this summer! A DEET-free product sounds amazing. I was drenched in Off and mosquitoes still bit me so it was brutal 🙁

    Posted 8.3.18 Reply
  10. Awesome! I love this. I will have to check it out!

    Posted 8.4.18 Reply
  11. Deet free is definitely high on my list. I have the worst reaction to mosquito bites, so I will be grabbing this up.

    Posted 8.4.18 Reply
  12. Amber wrote:

    Gorgeous photos! I need to try yhis stiff… we ha e a creek run through our backyard and it attracts so many mosquitos!

    Posted 8.5.18 Reply
  13. Sami Mast wrote:

    I definitely hate bugs, especially mosquitos! Will have to try these for all my outdoor adventures!

    The Classic Brunette

    Posted 8.5.18 Reply
  14. I’m such a bug magnet too! I hate putting sketchy chemicals on my skin but this product sounds great!

    Posted 8.6.18 Reply
  15. Katie wrote:

    I strongly dislike bugs – mosquitos, ticks, everything – so this product would be the perfect thing to add to my bag when hiking!

    Posted 8.7.18 Reply
  16. Summer is widning down for us but I will definitely be giving this a try next year. Hate mosquitoes and hope to never have to deal with ticks.

    Posted 9.13.18 Reply