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Is Greenerways Organic Bug Repellent Safe for Kids and Dogs?

Our best selling mosquito repellent and bug spray are all natural, USDA Organic, Non GMO, Premium Safe Repellent for kids older than 6 months and pets. And, it’s DEET FREE.

When you spray it to your clothing and skin, it will repel mosquitos, ticks, flies, chiggers, mites, sand flies, and gnats. Rest assured Greenerways Organic is safe on hiking, fishing, hunting, camping gear, and clothing.

We use all organic essential oils - Lemongrass, Cedar and Citronella. These are effective in deterring pests and also have other beneficial properties to our bodies and minds as well.

For example;

  • Lemongrass is known for helping with high blood pressure, and is a popular tool in aromatherapy to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Cedar oil has a great soothing and calming effect on the mind. It cures inflammation and itching on the skin while relieving tension and anxiety.
  • Citronella has properties known as antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, fungicidal, and is a known insect repellent.
Our products were made by our family, for our family with incredible care and dedication. We were unhappy with the toxic and chemically ridden choices we found when we were pregnant and needed a bug spray, so we set to develop our own formula with the help of Jayme’s grandmother who had been using essential oils her whole life and kept a diary about her formulas. Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

What Is Our Ingredient "GWO Soap" (Greenerways Organic Soap)?

GWO Soap is an emulsifier created by us in response to the typical emulsifiers we saw in other products that were harsh on the skin.

We needed an emulsifier for our product because oil and water do not mix together naturally. You will notice this happens with oil and vinegar salad dressing. Once you start shaking, the oils start to separate immediately from the water. To avoid that with our products, we needed something to bond them together.

What is an Emulsifier Exactly?

Whole New Mom answers this question beautifully. "An emulsifier consists of a hydrophilic (water-loving) head and a hydrophobic (water-hating /oil-loving) tail. The hydrophilic head has an electric charge that will dissolve in water but not oil, whereas the hydrophobic end has a long carbon tail that dissolves in oil but not in water. When you add essential oils to the emulsifier, the emulsifier's hydrophilic head moves towards the water-based portion of the blend and the hydrophilic tail moves towards the oil-based portion.  The emulsifier positions itself between the oil and the water and by reducing the surface tension, stabilizing the emulsion." Neat, right?

What Do GWO’s Products Smell Like?

Let's break it down:


Our Organic All Purpose Cleaner is made up of:

  • Organic Orange Terpenes Oil
  • Organic Liquid Soy Lecithin
  • Organic Tea Tree Oil
  • Organic Spearmint Oil
  • Organic Lemongrass Oil
  • Organic Sweet Orange Oil
  • Organic Rosemary Oil
  • Organic Cinnamon Bark Oil

Our all-purpose spray is ultra portable for travel, and we suggest you keep one in your car, kitchen, and bathroom. This product is great for use on baby changing tables, booster seats, counters, windows, stainless steel appliances, smartphones, toilet seats, paint, mirrors, electronics, and yes, even your hands. Our All-Purpose Cleaner actually nourishes your skin instead of drying it out. When using this product, the scent you will mostly smell is a pleasant, fresh citrus/orange scent.

Our Organic Hand Sanitizer is 100% chemical and alcohol free. No rinsing is required and it leaves all surfaces clean and skin soft without drying it out. You will notice the pleasant orange fragrance unlike the alcohol smell left by competitors.

The Organic Mosquito Insect Repellent is comprised of these ingredients:

  • Organic Citronella oil
  • Organic Lemongrass oil
  • Organic Cedarwood oil
  • GWO soap
  • Water

The lemony scent is very pleasant, it doesn’t leave a greasy residue, and the best part of all, it won’t damage your clothing like DEET products.

One of our most innovative products has to be the Organic Mosquito Repellent Zone. If you enjoy camping, fishing, BBQing, anything that involves being outdoors, this will literally change your life. This is a game changer, no joke. You hang our little pouch in your outdoor area, add a cup of water, and let it do its magic. Within a couple of hours, you will see no flying insects within a 100 ft. radius, for at least ONE WHOLE WEEK. Most users say they do not notice a smell, which is great if you’re hunting and don’t want to give up your location.  Like all of our other products, this is 100% DEET FREE, No parabens, no phthalates or harsh chemicals.