Last year, I launched my first insect repellent spray... the feedback has been so encouraging that surprises me. I introduced the use of hydrosol (floral water) into the formulation of bug spray. I use rosemary hydrosol (chemotype alpha pinene). With its limited availability, I cannot make more than 100 x 80ML each year.
The lavender I used is called Bee Lavender, which is very limited in supply too.
This is an organic combination that brings you inside out feeling of enjoyment while at the same time keeps the bug away... kids safe!!! My friend told me that her kids sprayed it before they swam... when they got out of water... it was still effective. Surely, the penetration ability of these natural ingredients is superb.
it is a bit pricey unfortunately. I have formulated a similar one but price lower. But, it is under the testing phase. Same effectiveness less pricey... but aroma itself commands a price... your choice!!!