There is nothing nicer than enjoying the fresh air in the sunshine.
Whether it is a picnic in the sun, a trip to the beach or a walk through the woods, it can be an idyllic time.
That is until swarms of insects decide to start nibbling away on your arms and legs and spoil a perfectly nice afternoon!
Once you have been bitten, the result can be sore, itchy and unsightly, and some can lead to serious illnesses or spread diseases and there is little you can do to treat it.
As always, prevention is better than cure, which is why using an insect repellent is essential to stop little creatures ruining your fun or putting you off from enjoying some time in the great outdoors.
There is now an increasing move towards natural insect repellents which are plant based and therefore less harmful.
The most popular ingredients include citronella, soybean oil and eucalyptus.
We can encounter insects whenever we are outside, and it does not matter if we are in far flung destination or somewhere closer to home.
Simply walking through long grass can leave us with lumps and bumps where something has used us as their lunch. Using insect repellent to prevent these irritations can be incredibly useful.
Choosing natural insect repellents means that you use them on every member of the family without worrying about the that many of the traditional chemicals can do.