Once upon a time we made this only for the Northeast's seasonal schedule of buggy, pesky things. Now it's made year round and shipped coast to coast. Our blend of essential oils, distilled water, witch hazel, and alcohol is used on people and pets to keep the bugs at bay. Spray liberally on your gardening or hiking boots before heading out, spray the dog's bed lightly once every two weeks, keep a bottle near the outdoor patio (in the shade, please!) or find your own method. Your skin will enjoy being bite free and smelling better than the alternatives made with harsh chemicals.