DEET Free Insect Repellents

Our DEET Free insect repellents are determined as safe by the EPA and do not require registration. 

Unregistered Products

Some insect repellent products for sale in the United States do not currently require EPA registration. In the 1990s, EPA evaluated the active ingredients in these unregistered products for safety. We determined that the active ingredients posed minimal risk to human health in the percentages found in products on the market. Based on this minimal risk determination, we decided that products made from these ingredients should be exempt from registration. Note that products made from these ingredients have not been evaluated for effectiveness

Examples of ingredients used in unregistered repellents are:

  • Citronella oil.
  • Cedar oil.
  • Geranium oil.
  • Peppermint and peppermint oil.
  • Soybean oil.

Learn more about unregistered products (Minimum Risk Pesticides).