Insect Repellent and Sun Protection

Don’t let bugs ruin your camping experience! Wood to Water has a variety of insect repellent sprays, nets and other accessories to keep those pesky bugs at bay so you can enjoy your time outdoors.

As well as that, we stock products you need to protect yourself from the sun – we’ve got you fully covered!

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Deet insect repellent vs Natural insect repellent

There are a variety of insect repellents available from Wood To Water. Some contain chemicals, such as DEET, while others are made from natural ingredients. Both types of repellents can be effective in keeping insects away, but they work in different ways.

DEET insect repellents work by masking the body's scent, making it harder for insects to find you. 

Natural insect repellents, on the other hand, work by creating a barrier on the skin that insects cannot penetrate.

So, which type of repellent is right for you? If you're looking for an effective repellent that will provide long-lasting protection, DEET may be the better choice. However, if you're concerned about using chemicals on your skin, natural insect repellents may be a better option.

FAQs

What is the best insect repellent?

This is a difficult question to answer as there are so many different types of insects, and what works for one person might not work for another. There are a few things to consider when choosing an insect repellent, such as the type of insects you want to repel, the length of time you need the repellent to work, and whether you have any allergies.

Some of the most popular insect repellents contain DEET, but there are also natural alternatives that can be just as effective.

What smell keeps insects away?

There are a few smells that insects tend to avoid, such as citronella, eucalyptus, and lavender. You can find these ingredients in many insect repellents, candles, and soaps.

What is the best form of sun protection?

When it comes to sun protection, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The best form of sun protection depends on your skin type, the amount of time you plan to spend in the sun, and whether you are using any other products (such as insect repellent).

If you are fair-skinned or have a history of skin cancer, you should always use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Using a water-proof sunscreen will also help to keep your skin protected for longer, and you won't have to worry about it washing off in the water.

Is sunscreen with SPF 50 better than SPF 30?

The answer to this question is not clear-cut. SPF 30 sunscreen filters out 97% of UVB rays, while SPF 50 sunscreen filters out 98% of UVB rays. So, while SPF 50 sunscreen provides slightly more protection, it is not necessarily twice as effective as SPF 30 sunscreen.

We recommend using sun protection with SPF 50 because it's always better to be safe than sorry.