If you’re looking for a list of gluten-free bug sprays and/or gluten-free insect repellents, this post is all for you. I feel like knowledge is power. In many cases, it’s freedom, especially in this Gluten-Free journey.
Recently I had several people ask which bug sprays were gluten-free. And I thought to myself, “I don’t know, never really thought much about it.” But since summer is in full swing, it’s time to think about it.
For those who may exclaim, “but you don’t eat it, why does it matter if it’s gluten-free?” That’s a great question.
I personally think it’s super easy to ingest topically sprayed products or accidentally lick my fingers after applying lotion etc., and then TA-DA- I have ingested gluten. Gag.
So this list is for those who:
- React topically to gluten
- Live with DH, Dermatitis herpetiformis (sometimes known as Duhring’s disease, the gluten rash, or the celiac rash)
- You don’t want to accidentally ingest gluten while running away from the blood-sucking critters that threaten your peaceful summer night.
REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent: Contain no gluten, fragrances, petroleum distillates, dyes, formaldehyde, perfluorinated compounds, Bronopol, DMDM hydantoin, BHA, Boric acid, Triclosan, Parabens, PEG, phthalates, urea, Quaternium-15, Propylene glycol, Butylene glycol, sulfates, soy, nuts, milk or eggs.
California Baby Bug Spray: This hypoallergenic, plant-based bug spray is a formula that repels fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies and soothes existing bites with organic aloe vera.
Mambino Organics Anti-Bug Repellant Spray: 100% natural, plant-based certified organic product, smells nice and doesn’t leave a stain or any residue.
Cutter Backwoods Insect Repellent: Gluten-free and does a good job at deterring bugs and ticks.
Badger – Anti-Bug Shake & Spray: This repellent works on mosquitoes, ticks, and other pesky bugs. The challenge of using bug sprays that are natural for sensitive skin is that they go. This year a solution is Badger’s DEET-free Natural Bug Spray with Organic Extracts. This is an effective way to keep bugs off without chemicals.