“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
~ Etty Hillesum
There are a number of essential oils that have shown to be effective as insect repellent. Apparently, insects don't like their scent or chemical makeup. Not all insects are repelled by the same substance. This means that you may want to blend some oils to cover the relevant insect populations in your area.
Mix into your sunblock or lotion, then apply.
Disclaimer: If you have allergies to essential oil please
do not try this activity.