Frenchies’ Maine Woods Bug Dope: DEET-free Natural Insect Repellent, Pump Spray, 2-Ounce

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Say goodbye to bugs and to DEET thanks to our natural bug spray! Safe for the whole family, including children and pets. Frenchies' Maine Woods Bug Dope is a DEET-free natural insect repellent that neutralizes your CO2 signature and keeps biting insects at bay without the use of harsh chemicals. Our customers love the scent but we tell them to buy it because IT WORKS!

  • ALL NATURAL, SAFE INSECT SPRAY: Bug Dope is DEET free. Protects from tick bites, mosquitoes, black flies, and biting gnats, and more.
  • DISGUISES YOUR SCENT, REPELS TICKS, MOSQUITOES & MORE: Bug Dope provides protection for 2-4 hours, then reapply. Contains up to 10X the amount of active ingredients. Stronger than other commercially available natural insect repellents.
  • INSECT REPELLENT ESSENTIAL OILS: This safe bug spray is made with high concentrations of cedar, geranium, citronella, and other combinations of essential oils.
  • SAFE BUG SPRAY FOR: Pregnancy, babies & toddlers, pets, and to spray indoors.
  • BEST NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT FOR TICKS: Helps prevent ticks from biting. See our FAQ page for more information about how it helps with ticks.
  • ALL NATURAL & SUSTAINABLE: All of our personal and home care products are handcrafted in Maine and packed in recyclable containers.

Directions: Shake well, apply liberally to exposed skin and clothing with an even mist. Avoid contact with mouth and eyes. Do not swallow; for external use only. Safe for children but should be applied by an adult!

Maine Woods Bug Dope, DEET-free Insect Repellent

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  • 5
    Highly Effective and Safe!

    Posted by Beth M. on Aug 9th 2019

    I love this product and highly recommend it!! I am very sensitive to chemicals and man-made fragrances. I have had no reactions to this product and it has been very effective at keeping bugs away. It has a strong and pleasant smell from the natural fragrances and feels very safe to use directly on skin. I first received this product as a gift from my sister who live in Maine. I am from Rhode Island and I reorder it online because I love this product!

  • 5
    This Bug Dope is dope

    Posted by CM on Jul 1st 2019

    This stuff is the best! I originally bought it so I could wear something safe for my cat, but after my cat passed, I continued buying it because it’s wicked effective.

  • 4
    Bug Dope

    Posted by John F on May 20th 2019

    I hate wearing any kind of bug spray but I'm active and I fish, so I'm out with the black flies and mosquitos. I decided to give Frenchies a try, primarily because it is natural - when I have worn bug dope in the past is has been the DEET kind and I can't stand the way it feels on my skin. So, I tried Frenchies. I had to do some work outside and the black flies were out in force. I closed my eyes and gave my head and shoulders a liberal spray of it and then went to work. The flies bugged me a bit, but they would land and then get right off - like what using the DEET stuff is like. The big difference is that it was kind to my skin - I actually forgot I had it on. I'm only giving 4 stars, because I have a deep woods fishing trip coming up in June and that will be the ultimate test. I hope I return with a 5 star rating. I'm very enthusiastic about supporting a natural, local company !

  • 5
    Bug dope

    Posted by Janet Edwards on Nov 14th 2018

    All the good ingredients and none of the bad. Very effective and highly recommended.

  • 5
    WORKS BETTER than deet!

    Posted by Rebecca on Jul 10th 2018

    My husband has been walking every morning on our road which is very buggy and he ran out of his deep woods off and I said I think I have something - I remembered that I had some Frenchies bug dope! - so I gave it to him and he came back and said he will never use regular bug spray/deet again and he will only use Frenchies!! HE LOVED IT!! It smells SO much better, doesn't sting his skin and IT WORKS BETTER than deet at keeping the bugs away!!!

  • 5
    Thanks for a great product!

    Posted by Barbara on May 14th 2018

    Last year I went to Alaska and on a walk we were swarmed with giant mosquitoes. We sprayed on the bug dope and weren't bothered from then on. It was amazing. Yesterday the black flies were out ... but not on me, thanks again to the bug dope. Thanks for a great product!

  • 5

    Posted by Rebecca C. on Jun 29th 2017

    I just went on a 10 day trip to the Dominican Republic, and used the bug dope every day, multiple times I day. I didn't get a single mosquito bite the entire trip!!! It was amazing! The bug dope's smell was incredible, felt good on the skin, and didn't get sticky like other bug sprays. I plan on buying more bottles, and I got everyone else on the trip hooked on it as well. Thanks for creating such a great product!!

  • 5
    It Works!

    Posted by Denny Cramer on Jun 13th 2017




  • 5
    black flies did not land nor bite

    Posted by Cheryl Parent on May 24th 2017

    Fishing went well. no fish, but on the up side, the black flies buzzed, but did not land nor bite !! Thanks guys

  • 5
    No hazardous chemicals

    Posted by Chris Landry on May 1st 2017

    We used your Bug Spray over the weekend. The stuff is Excellent! What a pleasure it is to go outside Fishing and not be covered in hazardous chemicals.

  • 5
    Your products can keep up with my guys.

    Posted by Beth Goodfellow Blumer on Apr 30th 2017

    This Farm Family loves the bug dope and the foaming balsam soap. Your products can keep up with my guys. I need to try your citrus and lemon scents next!

  • 5
    From the NH Woods to Africa

    Posted by Carrie Freitag on Apr 13th 2017

    Frenchies has successfully discouraged bugs from biting me through many fishing trips this summer in Northern NH. It held up to picking blackberries in the woods and moist undergrowth. I recently put it to a different test.
    I was in Tanzania, Africa. The travel clinic instructed me to use at least 30% DEET multiple times a day to avoid bug bites and getting things like Dengue fever and malaria. I packed my bottle of Frenchies, but did take some Bens (DEET) just in case. I used Frenchies the whole time and never had to take out the deet.
    I did not go on a Safari, so I cannot report on whether it deters lions and tigers. Next trip..:)
    Thank you for Frenchies!!!!