These Vegan Insect Repellents will deter most insects and ticks. We make a lotion repellent and a stick repellent. The lotion repellent is not quite as strong as the stick repellent, so we recommend the lotion for a social gathering on your patio and the stick repellent if you are going kayaking or hiking on a forest trail. There are some very good Essential Oils, such as Lemongrass, which is related to citronella, but is not as sweet. We also use Eucalyptus, Lemon Tea Tree and Galbanum. These repellents are for adults or children over 2 years old. In younger folks, add the repellent to a cloth under the crib or in a corner of the stroller. Essential Oils are very powerful and a little too strong for pregnant women and babies.