We are not legally allowed to call this insect repellant because this product does not contain DEET. That being said, repel bugs is exactly what it does. All Natural ingredients make this spray a great choice when avoiding harsh chemicals. Distilled water, witch hazel, vegetable glycerin and our special blend of pure essential oils creates a product that's gentle on your skin and it smells Great! As with all natural sprays you will need to apply more frequently and after swimming or sweating but it's worth it to smell this good and avoid those pesky bugs. Try our Bitten, afterbite as well.