Bugs Away is made with 100% hydrosols distilled on our farm. We start with catnip as our primary hydrosol due to its historical use to prevent mosquito bites. We then add a combination of Rose Geranium, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Lavender which have a history of use against other insects, including ticks. All of these hydrosols smell wonderful, are non-toxic, and safe to apply topically to children and pets (even cats!) because we DO NOT add essential oils.