Subscribe to The World's #1 Natural Health Website
Hide thisHide this
Select Language:
  • Available in English
  • Disponible en Espanol

"Vilified Until Now, But It Helps Protect You
Against Up to 16 Different Cancers"

You've been told it's the "bad guy" but it's not. Avoiding it could block
your absorption of this critical nutrient by 97.5 to 99.9%. But it's a
double-edge sword, so using this may help…

You may be one of those people for whom summer is far too short!

But like it or not, most of you only have a few short months to enjoy the great outdoors in most of the continental US. Why waste it dealing with two of the most vexing hassles of the outdoor summer season?

After spending six or more months stuck inside from rain, snow and sleet, you can't wait to rush out and spend all weekend in the sun. Not only is the golf course beckoning, but so is yard work, your kids' sporting events and other outdoor activities, and the grill.

It's easy to overdo your sun exposure in your quest to finally spend some time outdoors… especially when your skin isn't used to the sun.

There are many simple lifestyle changes you can make to radically decrease your risk of sunburn, such as choosing your essential fatty acids wisely, increasing your consumption of raw vegetables loaded with skin-protecting antioxidant phytonutrients, and avoiding processed foods and sugars.

I will go into more details in the video, so I encourage you to watch it.

Clothing Can Protect You – Especially Hats

Additionally, you can use clothing wisely to avoid sun-induced skin damage. My favorite is a cap which shades my eyes and allows me to avoid wearing sunglasses and to benefit from all of the 1500 wavelengths in sunshine. But the cap also keeps the sun off the very thin skin around my eyes which is particularly sensitive to photoaging damage from the sun.

However, if you are looking for an additional level of protection beyond clothing then my team has come up with something that will really work for you and your family.

Daytime sun isn't the only summer headache you can have.

Ever been out on a beautiful summer evening enjoying the afterglow of sunset and onset of stars – only to have it ruined by ten thousand pesky mosquitoes? Or was that ten million? In several states, mosquitoes have been dubbed the "state bird." Nasty little critters!

In a damp year, mosquitoes don't limit themselves to evening warfare either.

They love sultry, still, humid days… and parks, campgrounds, wooded and swampy areas, and even your own backyard in broad daylight! Hard to escape them! Worse, they'll sneak into your house and buzz around your bedroom while you try to sleep.

Now, you could try solutions like DEET-based insect repellents – but I certainly don't recommend them. In a moment, I'll tell you why that's a non-solution, and provide you with a viable all-natural alternative.

Equip yourself now to have a ton more fun this summer with this Summer Survival Kit

The Case AGAINST Using Sunscreen – Even 'Natural' Ones –
Except for This Lotion from Acapulco…

It's true.

I normally advise against using sunscreen. Even most "all-natural" sunscreens.

You may already know this. And if you aren't familiar with the reasons, I'll share them with you in a moment. But first, I want to tell you that natural sunlight's potential to harm you has really been blown out of proportion. This is thanks to many doctors, health officials, advertisements, beauty experts, corporations, and well-meaning friends. They basically tell you that you need to stay out of the sun because the sun will kill you. This simply isn't true.

For starters, there is little scientific evidence to justify the many health campaigns that urge you to completely avoid the sun. Avoiding the sun just doesn't make sense. And it certainly doesn't make any sense when study after study shows that…

The Sun Is Not Deadly

In fact, the sun is healthy for you. Think about it. How could it be any other way?

After all, your ancestors survived outdoors, working outside under the sun's rays far more often than they were indoors and out of the sun.

This brings up an obvious question.

How likely would it be for your body to end up being configured in such a way that the sun is a deadly threat?

That's not to say sunlight can't be harmful. Of course, it can be…

For instance, long-term, excessive exposure to sunlight can increase the risk of certain types of skin cancer. Yet moderate sun exposure is less dangerous than sporadic sun exposure.

Plus, there's a good deal of evidence that sun exposure without sunburn significantly decreases the risk of melanoma (a more deadly form of skin cancer.) So safe sun exposure is key.

What You Should Know About UVA and UVB Rays

Ultraviolet light from the sun comes in two main wavelengths – UVA and UVB. It's important for you to understand the difference between them, and your risk factors from each.

Consider UVB the "good guy" – though of course you can't de-select UVA if you're going to be in the sun. UVB helps your skin produce vitamin D.

UVA is considered the "bad guy" because it penetrates your skin more deeply and can cause more free radical damage. Not only that, but UVA rays are quite constant during all the hours of daylight throughout the entire year.

By comparison, UVB waves are low in morning and evening and high at midday.

So, if you're out early in the morning or late in the day, you get lots of UVA (bad guy) and not much UVB (good guy). Not a good way to produce vitamin D. Plus you increase your risk of cancer if that's your only sun intake, and you fail to protect your skin.

What's more, have you ever gotten a scorching sunburn on a cloudy day? You think you don't need to protect yourself and you wind up being really sorry you didn't. That's the UVA rays at work. They can break through cloud cover and pollution and do some real damage your skin.

Kind of a Catch 22.

How Sunscreen Keeps You from Enjoying the
Many Benefits of the Sun's Healthy Rays

Natural Sunscreen

As you may know, wearing a sunscreen on your uncovered skin blocks your body's production of vitamin D. In fact, sunscreens reduce vitamin D production by as much as 97.5 to 99.9%.

Natural Sunlight Is Far and Away the Best Way to Get Your Vitamin D!

Natural Sunlight Exposure
Sun: Good for you, so long as you don't burn. Protect your skin from overexposure with Natural Sunscreen today.

And it is the ultimate way. Why? Because as soon as the sun's ultraviolet rays strike your skin, your body is programmed to do something remarkable. It starts producing its own natural vitamin D.

Better yet, your body produces the most active form of vitamin D in existence – calciferol, also known as vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is actually the precise form your body needs for the proper functioning of your organs and cells.

And luckily for all of us, our bodies automatically generate enough of it with virtually no risk of overdose. They just know when to stop producing natural vitamin D before it can reach toxic levels.

However, elevated vitamin D levels obtained strictly from oral supplements can take six months or longer to normalize. That's why I don't recommend supplementing your vitamin D with pills. If you do take vitamin D supplements, you need to get your blood levels tested regularly to avoid toxicity.

With natural sunlight, you may be wondering what precautions you need to take…

Should You Use a Sunscreen to Guard Against SUNBURN?

Absolutely! But not any kind of commercial sunscreen. More on that in a moment – but first, let me just say…

As much as I prefer you steer clear of sunscreens because they interfere with natural vitamin D production, there is one critical exception.

The exception is when it is impossible to limit full body exposure to sunlight! So if you can't limit your exposure for whatever reason, do use a safe sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn. It is for YOUR own good.

Your risk of getting melanoma may increase in relation to sunburn frequency and severity. Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using a 100% all-natural, non-chemical sunscreen can reduce the risks of skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun.

Studies revealed that people who spend more time outdoors without getting sunburn actually decrease their risk of developing melanoma.

Now get this:

Safe sunlight exposure has also been shown to protect against as many as sixteen different types of cancer, including breast, colon, endometrial, esophageal, ovarian, bladder, gallbladder, gastric, pancreatic, prostate, rectal, and renal cancers, as well as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

So, yes, your body needs a bit of unprotected sun exposure for all the benefits I've mentioned earlier. But if you can't avoid the following three scenarios:

  • You're forced to be in the direct rays of the sun for a longer time than is safe…
  • You must go into intense sunlight without having the opportunity to gradually build up to it…
  • You're in a situation where blocking the sun with strategic clothing or sunshades is impractical…

…use a sunscreen to help guard against sunburn. But, don't just slap on any of the standard commercial brands you find on store shelves. With that in mind…

It's Time to Expose the Sunscreen Smokescreen!

In my opinion, corporate greed has created products that are harmful.

I'm talking hundreds of sunscreens that I believe are toxic because they contain man-made chemicals… chemicals I believe can cause serious health problems and increase your risk of disease. Here's why.

The main chemical used in sunscreens to filter out ultraviolet B light is octyl methoxycinnamate. OMC for short. OMC was found to kill mouse cells even at low doses. Plus, it was also shown to be particularly toxic when exposed to sunshine. And guess what?

OMC is present in 90 percent of sunscreen brands!

But that's not the half of it. A common ultraviolet A filter, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, has also demonstrated toxic properties.

Furthermore, several studies show that the chemicals commonly used in sunscreens are absorbed through the skin and end up circulating in your blood stream. Not good. So…

If Your Sunscreen Contains Any of These Chemicals That I Consider Dangerous and Potentially Life Threatening, Do Yourself a BIG Favor…

Harmful Chemicals in a Sunscreen
Toss your sunscreen in the trash if it contains any of these chemicals I consider potentially harmful.

Dump it now.

Yes, that's right. Toss your sunscreen in the trash if it contains any of these questionable chemicals:

  • Para amino benzoic acid…
  • Octyl salicyclate…
  • Avobenzone…
  • Oxybenzone…
  • Cinoxate…
  • Padimate O…
  • Dioxybenzone…
  • Phenylbenzimidazole…
  • Homosalate…
  • Sulisobenzone…
  • Menthyl anthranilate…
  • Trolamine salicyclate…
  • Octocrylene…

And, oh yes, let me not forget…

Potentially harmful chemicals such as dioxybenzone and oxybenzone (two chemicals I just mentioned) are some of the most powerful free radical generators known to man!

So if your sunscreen contains dioxybenzone, oxybenzone, or any of the other chemicals I just revealed, I highly recommend you switch to a formula that is safe and healthy for your skin.

And a note to moms… You are undoubtedly very conscientious about caring for your children. But when you lather up your son or daughter with sunscreen thinking you're doing the right thing, you could in fact be doing more harm than good.

So check the labels on your sunscreen. After all, your skin is your largest organ, as your child's skin is theirs.

Safer For You… and Non-Toxic to Our Fragile Underwater Ecosystems

Sunscreen Ingredients awakens viruses that kill coral reefs
Research suggests four common ingredients in sunscreen awaken dormant viruses within coral reefs.

If there's still any doubt in your mind that you should toss out potentially dangerous sunscreen products, consider this…

National Geographic recently came out with a startling discovery: Sunscreen chemicals are killing coral reefs around the world.

Four ingredients commonly found in popular brands of sunscreen – paraben, cinnamate, benzophenone, and a camphor derivative – are suspected of awakening dormant viruses in a certain algae that live inside coral reefs.

Essential to the health and well-being of coral, these algae provide coral with its food energy and contribute to its vibrant color. Without these algae, coral turns white – or "bleaches" – and dies.

Tragically, these sunscreen chemical-driven viruses replicate until the algae explode, spreading viruses into surrounding coral communities. The resulting bleaching – and death – of the coral can happen in as little as four days.

And all it takes is a very small dose of sunscreen to set off this underwater viral epidemic.

Fortunately, there's a much better option than chemical-laden commercial sunscreens… for you and the environment.

A Major Breakthrough in All-Natural Sunscreen Lotions

Natural Suntan Lotion
This highly concentrated lotion creates a powerful protective shield to reflect UV rays away from your skin.

This is the story of an incredible product. So incredible that I know of no other sunscreen lotion that is as beneficial and healthy for your skin. And it's one that doesn't harm fragile coral reefs or sea life.

The name of this 100% all-natural sunscreen is Natural Sunscreen. In fact, each ingredient in this unique formula serves its own special purpose to nourish, protect, and moisturize your skin. One of those ingredients is GREEN TEA. I included green tea for a couple of good reasons.

First, many studies show that green tea is a powerful antioxidant. Second, recent studies also suggest that green tea may help you reduce the appearance of skin damage from sun radiation. In short, green tea helps protect your skin's cells by providing antioxidant protection.

Simply put, this highly concentrated lotion helps protect you by reflecting UV rays away from your skin. Plus, Natural Sunscreen is also water resistant, hypoallergenic, and:

  • FREE of chemical fragrances
  • FREE of parabens (harsh chemical preservatives)…
  • FREE of nanoparticles (allows sunscreen to be more cosmetically appealing as it's less visible, yet it remains on your skin's surface)…

Only All-Natural Active Ingredients in Natural Sunscreen

Make no mistake: Natural Sunscreen meets the immediate need for a non-chemical sunscreen.

Each active ingredient in this outstanding product has been carefully chosen to specifically protect and nourish your skin. With that said, let's review all the ingredients you'll find in this 100% all-natural sunscreen lotion starting with:

Titanium Dioxide (6.0%) and Zinc Oxide (6.0%):

These two active ingredients in Natural Sunscreen are natural minerals. Minerals that actually come from clay and beach sand deposits. This means, they are not harsh, synthetically produced chemicals you'll often find in popular brands.

It may surprise you to find out that zinc oxide has been used all over the world for over 75 years as a safe sunscreen to help you prevent excessive sun exposure.

Unlike chemical sunscreens that absorb ultraviolet light, nature provides us with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide… two remarkable ingredients that remain on your skin to reflect and scatter away both UVA and UVB rays from your body.

They do so by forming a physical barrier, without irritating or clogging your pores.

Other Natural Ingredients Included in Sunscreen
That's Only Available at…

  1. Sunflower Oil and Wax:
  2. Sunflower oil is a superior moisturizer and contains vitamins A, D and E. This outstanding ingredient is often used to moisturize dry, weathered, and aged skin. Sunflower wax helps make sunscreen water resistant without the use of petroleum products.

  3. Astaxanthin:
  4. Astaxanthin is one of nature's most powerful antioxidants.

  5. Lecithin:
  6. Lecithin is found in the membranes of plant cells (soy). It is widely used in cosmetics as an emollient and water-binding agent.

  7. Coconut oil:
  8. Coconut oil has been used by islanders for hundreds of years to moisturize their skin while they attained a glowing, dark tan. Even better, if you have skin sensitivities, it is likely to be mild and gentle on your skin.

  9. Glycerine:
  10. Used as an emollient, glycerine improves your skin's natural moisture by attracting just the right amount of water to maintain your skin's homeostasis. Furthermore, research proves the presence of glycerine in the intercellular layer.

  11. Jojoba oil:
  12. Jojoba oil is a non-fragrant natural emollient that has superior moisturizing and skin-conditioning properties.

  13. Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E):
  14. Vitamin E also acts as a natural preservative.

  15. Shea butter:
  16. Shea butter is a natural plant lipid used as a thickener and emulsifier. It also has effective moisturizing properties.

  17. Eucalyptus oil:
  18. Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil. When mixed with other oils, it is more easily absorbed by your skin. Best of all, it assists other oils in absorption, as well. This obviously supports the moisturizing process.

  19. Aloe Vera Gel:
  20. One of the most nutritionally alive plants on Earth, aloe contains over 130 active compounds and 34 amino acids believed to be beneficial to your skin.

  21. Beeswax:
  22. Beeswax is a creamy wax produced in the beehive of honey bees. It's used as a natural carrier for zinc oxide and other active ingredients. Plus it helps make sunscreen water resistant without the use of petroleum products.

Bottom line, Natural Sunscreen's perfect blend of ingredients results in a pleasant-smelling sunscreen lotion with NO chemical fragrances or dangerous artificial chemicals.

You can feel great about putting it on your skin, and your kids' skin too.

Our Natural Sunscreen Provides the Coverage You Need When You Need It Most

My Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 provides just the right amount of coverage for most activities. With 6% of each, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, you know you're covered.

But, I realize sometimes you would prefer less protection from the sun.

When you desire lighter protection – but the same safe and natural ingredients – my Natural Sunscreen SPF 15 fits the bill. Providing medium protection, Natural Sunscreen SPF 15 contains 3.5% Titanium Dioxide and 3.5% Zinc Oxide.

There are times when a stronger sunscreen is desirable. Perhaps for your children's delicate skin as they play in the sand and surf. Or maybe when you're out boating or playing golf. You can enjoy the added assurance of maximum protection with the same safe, active and natural ingredients that I use for my Natural Sunscreen SPF 30.

For those occasions demanding even greater protection, my Natural Sunscreen SPF 50 offers exceptional UVB and UVA protection. With a higher concentration of Zinc Oxide (22.5%) and 6% Titanium Dioxide, you're getting the highest degree of protection possible. And it's safe for kids and adults alike.

With the new added ingredients in our all of our Natural Sunscreenssunflower wax and beeswax, you can depend on our SPF 15 and 30 sunscreens to be "Water Resistant" and "Broad Spectrum".

Want to Bask in The Sun WITHOUT Sunscreen? (We've Got You Covered!)

Natural Dark Tan with Mercola Tanning Oil
For a rich, dark tan, try Mercola Natural Tanning Oil.

There may be times when you might choose to forego sunscreen and focus on developing a deep, golden tan, along with maximizing your vitamin D benefits.

Of course you always want to follow the safe tanning rules I discussed earlier to avoid sunburn and excessive sun exposure, especially if you have a fair complexion.

But when you're ready to promote a deep, dark tan, our Natural Tanning Oil with Green Tea is a blend of nine all-natural ingredients to help nourish, protect and moisturize your skin.

Minus only the harsh and potentially harmful chemicals, our Natural Tanning Oil is your perfect choice for tanning – whether you choose a safe tanning bed or the sun itself.

And now our Natural Tanning Oil is easier than ever to use with a fine-mist sprayer!

Confident Protection – Guaranteed

No doubt about it, Natural Sunscreen SPF 15, SPF 30, & SPF 50 are remarkable products. After all, they help protect you and your family against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, while helping you achieve a beautiful, glowing, and healthy tan without the sun's harsh drying effects on your skin.

Many sunscreens protect against only UVB and offer no protection against UVA. My Natural Sunscreens cover them both.

And there's more…

I'm now offering a 1.5 ounce travel bottle with carabiner (to clip on your belt or keychain).

This travel bottle provides a convenient way to take Natural Sunscreen SPF 15, SPF 30, or SPF 50 along wherever you go. See order details below.

Reach for This to Soothe Your Skin

Mercola Healthy Skin Natural Aloe Vera contains Cucumber, Green Tea Extracts, and 100% pure Aloe Vera Gel to soothe and moisturize your skin.

My Natural Aloe Vera is chemical-free and is even ideal as a daily moisturizer, hair-styling and shaving gel!

But read on, because sunburn isn't the only potential hazard of summer…

Carefree Outdoor Living Without the Mosquitoes – or the Poisons!

Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray

Those nasty mosquitoes can drive even the sanest person "crazy." And it's not a good idea to spray a bunch of chemicals on your skin to solve the problem.

I realize that gazillions of swarming mosquitoes can become so annoying that you're willing to spray almost anything!

So when daylight transitions to evening – or anytime the bugs are bugging you – Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray: The Natural Anti-Insect Spray offers the solution you need in an all-natural formulation free of DEET.

DEET – More Dangerous Than You Think!

DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) is a chemical that was patented by the US Army in 1946 and is still widely recognized as an effective mosquito repellent. In fact, most commercial insect repellents are made of varying concentrations of DEET.

Every year approximately one-third of the American population uses insect repellents to deter mosquitoes and other pests. Currently, DEET is used in up to 230 different products in concentrations of up to an astounding 100%.

DEET is a pesticide intended to kill insects! In case that idea by itself doesn't scare you, read on to discover the health issues it is known to cause.

If It Melts Plastics…

Stop! Don't Use DEET.
Please don't use DEET.

DEET sprays can melt plastic bags and fishing lines. Does that make you wonder what it can do to you?

Duke University Medical Center pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia spent 30 years researching the effects of pesticides.

He discovered that prolonged exposure to DEET can impair cell function in parts of your brain – demonstrated in the lab by death and behavioral changes in rats with frequent or prolonged use.

When these rats had their skin treated with the average human dosage equivalent (40 mg/kg body weight) of DEET, they performed far worse than control rats on physical tests requiring muscle control, strength, and coordination.

This is consistent with reports of symptoms after military use of DEET in the Persian Gulf War.

Exposure causes neurons to die in several parts of your brain – including areas that control muscle movement, memory, concentration and learning. Abou-Donia finds rats given small doses of DEET for 60 days had a harder time accomplishing even the easiest tasks, such as walking.

Heavy exposure to DEET and other insecticides can cause eye and skin irritation, memory loss, headaches, weakness, fatigue, muscle/joint pain, nausea, tremors and shortness of breath. Symptoms can appear months or even years after use.

Abou-Donia believes that although short-term exposure to DEET might not be harmful, he warns against ever using any product with more than a 30% concentration. To me, even that seems dangerous and risky.

Worse Than DEET

"We found that the combined exposure to DEET and other chemicals is more dangerous than just DEET alone," says Abou-Donia.

Insecticides aren't the only problem. Skin care products containing various chemicals can put you at increased risk of chemical contamination with DEET. Products you use on a daily basis, like deodorants, soaps, make-up and sunscreens (except Natural Sunscreen), when combined with DEET, create greater exposure than DEET alone.

Medications, both prescription and OTC, can also react with DEET and increase your risk of problems.

Long-term and regular use of DEET – especially combined with these other chemicals or medications – can cause brain deficiencies in vulnerable groups, particularly children.

Children are more susceptible than adults to subtle brain changes caused by chemicals in their environment, because their skin more readily absorbs them. Their still-developing nervous systems are potentially more affected.

Never, ever, ever use any DEET-containing product on infants! And be very hesitant to use it on anyone who you care about – including yourself.

Many Potential Hazards Lurk in Commercial Bug Sprays

Bug Spray Hazards
Other Potential Hazards that Lurk in Commercial Bug Sprays.

Other potential hazards can lurk in commercial bug sprays, such as the chemical permethrin. It's part of the synthetic pyrethroid family, all of which are neurotoxins.

In relatively high doses, its effects are known to include tremors, loss of coordination, elevated body temperature, aggressive behavior, and learning disruption. Even at sub-lethal doses it can cause aggressive behavior, disruption of eating habits, and agitation. Lab results suggest that it is more dangerous for children than adults.

The Environmental Protection Agency labeled it as a carcinogen because it causes lung tumors in female mice and liver tumors in mice of both sexes. It's also implicated in chromosome abnormalities in human and hamster cells, and hinders immune function.

But that's not all. It causes environmental damage too.

Permethrin is toxic to honeybees and other beneficial insects, fish, crayfish, and shrimp. It causes deformities in tadpoles and reduces the number of oxygen-carrying cells in the blood of birds. Unfortunately it's found in streams and rivers throughout the United States.

I'm sure you can agree that using sprays containing permethrin is not only bad for you, but bad for the environment!

Then there's S.D. alcohol, used as an anti-bacterial agent, denatured by toxic solvents such as acetone, turpentine and benzene which make it poisonous in moderate to large amounts. Ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting, impaired perception, stupor, coma and death.

And that's just for starters…

Menaces Without Names

Oh… and have you heard about "inert ingredients?"

Product containers tell you that it contains a certain percentage of inert ingredients. Two popular commercial insect repellent brands have unspecified inert ingredient levels of 68% and 77%.

Unfortunately, it's impossible to know for sure what "inert" includes, since companies choose not disclose it on their labels or to the public. Care to speculate?

Turns out there's a much better alternative for you and your loved ones… Because it really doesn't have to be a choice of either mosquitoes or poisons. You can be rid of both!

New! All-Natural Anti-Insect Alternative for Carefree Outdoor Living

Camping without the Insect Bites!
Effective against the harassment of biting insects!

Knowing that you'd be appalled to use insect sprays containing DEET and other suspect ingredients (revealed or not) – yet that you might just get annoyed enough to consider it anyway – I knew I had to find a better option for you.

That's why I had Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray formulated for your summer comfort, fun, and well-being.

Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray is chemical-free, has an appealing scent, and is effective against the annoyance of biting insects! Plus, it's not harmful to the environment.

It's specially formulated for effectiveness against mosquitoes, fleas, chiggers, ticks, and other biting insects.

Mosquito Defeater Special Ingredients

Each active ingredient in this special formulation of Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray is a known natural deterrent to bug bites, so you can feel totally confident in using it freely. You'll love how natural and gentle it is to your skin.

Citronella, lemongrass oil, and peppermint oil have been known to be effective bug deterrents for years. Many people also consider pure vanillin to be effective against mosquitoes. But vanilla combined with citronella, lemongrass oil, and peppermint oil – now there's a smart combination.

Citronella: Oil of citronella has been used for over 50 years as an insect repellent. It protects you from insects without harming or killing them. Citronella's distinctive odor may make it difficult for pests to locate a host. Oil of citronella has been used extensively since 1948 without reports of adverse side effects or concern.

Lemongrass Oil: Lemongrass oil is an herb widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics, long appreciated for its ability to repel insects. It has an amazingly fresh, earthy and lemony scent. The amount of citral, the aldehyde responsible for its lemon scent, determines its quality.

If you have sensitivity to lemongrass, please do not use this product.

Peppermint Oil: Researchers in India – a nation with a large mosquito problem – discovered that peppermint oil is effective as more than a flavoring or digestive aid. It also repels adult mosquitoes and kills the larvae. It has been particularly effective against the Anopheles culicifacies mosquito, which is a tyrannical menace in the northern plains of India.

Vanillin: Vanillin (the real deal, not imitation vanilla!) is also considered a substance that keeps bugs at bay, and is included in the Bug Spray formulation.

Because Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray doesn't contain neurotoxins or other dangerous or suspicious ingredients, you can apply generously without fear of reactions or long-term issues. Caveat: Do not use this product if you are sensitive to lemongrass.

A Scent You Can Enjoy Using

Besides that – it smells great! Lemon is the dominant scent in Bug Spray. So instead of feeling repelled from even the idea of protecting yourself from bugs, you can reach for Bug Spray with the confidence that you won't be walking around smelling like a chemical factory the rest of the evening.

Of course, no matter how great it smells, you won't use it if it doesn't work. Not to worry. Because Bug Spray is…

Equal to the Job!

Yes! There is a natural product that's as effective as DEET!

In fact, an independent study showed Bug Spray to be more effective than a product containing 100% DEET.

According to the lab results, unprotected subjects received an average of 16 bites per hour. Subjects using products containing DEET received an average of 2.78 bites per hour, while the Bug Spray test subjects received less than one bite per hour (approximately 1/5 of one bite per hour).

The test, conducted by BassFan Lab (operated by BassFan LLC), involved three successive test periods over 72 hours.

When tested in rainy conditions, the DEET-based products had to be re-applied to remain effective (re-exposing people to even greater amounts of DEET). But the Bug Spray formulation stayed effective without reapplication.

So, who needs DEET anyway? And who wants the exposure to those chemicals?

Great for Kids, and Pets Too!

Natural Bug Spray for Pets
Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray: The Natural Anti-Insect Spray can be used safely on your pets – and you won't have to worry about any hazardous chemicals when your kids love on the dog or cat.

Many pediatricians are actively recommending Bug Spray for young children. (Of course, consult your own pediatrician before using on an infant less than six months old.)

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and AAP (American Association of Pediatricians) have posted cautions about using DEET products on infants and toddlers. Pediatricians from North Carolina to New Jersey are recommending this all-natural anti-insect alternative for their young patients.

This, plus previous concerns about using more natural products, is leading many parents just like you to actively search for more natural alternatives.

Bug Spray is also an ideal natural flea and tick spray for your pets! Keeping harmful chemicals off pets make sense for your pet's sake.

It also makes sense for your children's (and your own) sake. When your kids pet your dog or cat, the chemicals transfer from pet to child… and think about how often kids put their hands in their mouths!

Protect your pet, yourself, and your child this spring and summer – from insects and potentially dangerous chemicals – with Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray. Everyone enjoys a more carefree and comfortable summer.

Sports Lovers Love Bug Spray, Too

Outdoor sports lovers, fishermen, campers, hikers and bikers – and anyone who loves being outdoors – all love Bug Spray because it works! Even in the rain!

Anglers in particular love it because it doesn't have plasticizers that melt their fishing lines, even when sprayed directly on the lines. And when it was sprayed directly onto the lures, the bass still continued to bite!

The bass are fine with it, and so is the rest of the environment.

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Recreation

Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable

Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray: The Natural Anti-Insect Spray is your environmentally responsible way to enjoy the outdoors this summer. It's not toxic to you, your children, your pets, your yard, or your planet! You only have one life and one planet – yours to protect as well as enjoy.

Many eco-parks and geographic regions, particularly in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, now require lotions and sprays to be bio-degradable. They are trying to preserve their natural habitat for future generations, and many actively prohibit DEET and Permethrin based products.

What's wise to do at an eco-park is also wise to do in your own backyard and neighborhood, and at the parks and lakes you visit and use locally too.

Everyone Loves Bug Spray – You Will Too!

Adults, kids, pets, sportsmen, tourists… everyone loves Bug Spray.

Just try Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray for yourself. The mosquitoes are already hatched and biting. They'll be around for the next four months or so. Wherever your summer outdoor living takes you, enjoy it more and protect yourself with Bug Spray.

So order today and see for yourself how effective, great-smelling and safe Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray is.

What's better than ordering just Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray?

Getting an entire Summer Survival Package of sunscreen plus bug spray!

Ultra-Affordable Outdoor Comfort

Get a Sunscreen Travel Bottle for FREE

I'm sure you're wondering just how much it will cost for you to enjoy greater outdoor comfort than you ever thought possible… freedom from the bugs, sunburn, and worry about exposing you and your family to chemicals.

I'm happy to announce that your best outdoor comfort ever is possible for a very affordable price. In fact, there are three ways you can increase your comfort level this summer.

Your Good Deal: Order your bottle of Natural Sunscreen, Tanning Oil, Aloe Vera, or Bug Spray at these low prices – a small amount for the peace of mind and comfort these natural products offer.

Your INCREDIBLE Deal: For your best deal, plan ahead and be sure you have enough sunscreen and bug spray on hand for all your summer outdoor adventures for your entire family. Order our Summer Survival Bundle, which includes two bottles of Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 and two bottles of Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray. Not only will you save big, but you'll also get a FREE refillable Travel Bottle.

So hurry! The mosquitoes are biting, but they don't have to chew on you! The sun is shining, but it doesn't have to burn you.

Make the most of those carefree – and now comfortable! – days of summer. Order now.


Incredible Deal!
Sunscreen SPF 30 with Green Tea
and Bug Spray Kit


  • (2) Bug Sprays (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreens SPF 30 with Green Tea (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $59.88
Your Price: $49.97
Savings: $9.91 (17%)

Incredible Deal!
Sunscreen SPF 50 with Green Tea
and Bug Spray Kit


  • (2) Bug Sprays (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreens SPF 50 with Green Tea (5.4 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $61.88
Your Price: $52.97
Savings: $8.91 (14%)

Incredible Deal!
Sunscreen SPF 30 with Astaxanthin
and Bug Spray Kit


  • (2) Bug Sprays (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreens SPF 30 with Astaxanthin (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $63.88
Your Price: $51.97
Savings: $11.91 (19%)

Incredible Deal!
Sunscreen SPF 15 with Green Tea
and Bug Spray Kit


  • (2) Bug Sprays (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreens SPF 15 with Green Tea (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $57.88
Your Price: $47.97
Savings: $9.91 (17%)
Select Sunscreen:

Order Now Order Now Order Now Order Now

Incredible Deal!
Complete Beach Bag Bundle


  • (1) Collapsible Water Bottle
  • (1) Reversible Tote Bag
  • (1) Natural Sunscreen SPF 50 (5.4 fl oz)
  • (1) Natural Sunscreen SPF 15 with Green Tea (8 fl oz)
  • (1) Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 with Astaxanthin (8 fl oz)
  • (1) Natural Aloe Vera Gel (8 fl oz)
  • (1) Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray (8 fl oz)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $89.79
Your Price: $76.97
Savings: $12.82 (14%)

Incredible Deal!
Family Beach Bag Bundle


  • (2) Collapsible Water Bottle
  • (1) Reversible Tote Bag
  • (2) Natural Sunscreen SPF 50 (5.4 fl oz)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreen SPF 15 with Green Tea (8 fl oz)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 with Astaxanthin (8 fl oz)
  • (1) Natural Aloe Vera Gel (8 fl oz)
  • (2) Dr. Mercola's Bug Spray (8 fl oz)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $156.64
Your Price: $125.97
Savings: $30.67 (20%)

Incredible Deal!
Basic Beach Bag Bundle


  • (1) Collapsible Water Bottle
  • (1) Reversible Tote Bag
  • (1) Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 with Astaxanthin (8 fl oz)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $33.91
Your Price: $29.97
Savings: $3.94 (12%)
Select Bundle:

Order Now Order Now Order Now

**Free Shipping to US and Canada Only

Incredible Deal!
Complete Outdoor Essentials Kit
SPF 50 w/ Green Tea


  • (2) Bug Sprays (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreens SPF 50 with Green Tea (5.4 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (1) Natural Tanning Oil (8 fl oz)
  • (1) Natural Aloe Vera Gel (8 fl oz)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $81.82
Your Price: $72.97
Savings: $8.85 (11%)

Incredible Deal!
Complete Outdoor Essentials Kit
SPF 30 w/ Astaxanthin


  • (2) Bug Sprays (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreens SPF 30 w/ Astaxanthin (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (1) Natural Tanning Oil (8 fl oz)
  • (1) Natural Aloe Vera Gel (8 fl oz)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $83.82
Your Price: $71.97
Savings: $11.85 (14%)

Incredible Deal!
Complete Outdoor Essentials Kit
SPF 30 w/ Green Tea


  • (2) Bug Sprays (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreens SPF 30 with Green Tea (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (1) Natural Tanning Oil (8 fl oz)
  • (1) Natural Aloe Vera Gel (8 fl oz)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $79.82
Your Price: $70.97
Savings: $8.85 (11%)

Incredible Deal!
Complete Outdoor Essentials Kit
SPF 15 w/ Green Tea


  • (2) Bug Sprays (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Sunscreens SPF 15 with Green Tea (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (1) Natural Tanning Oil (8 fl oz)
  • (1) Natural Aloe Vera Gel (8 fl oz)
  • FREE Fillable Travel Bottle ($2.49 value)!
MSRP: $77.82
Your Price: $69.97
Savings: $7.85 (10%)
Select Sunscreen:

Order Now Order Now Order Now Order Now

**Free Shipping to US and Canada Only

Incredible Deal!
Healthy Glow Pack


  • (2) Natural After Sun Moisturizing Cream (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
  • (2) Natural Tanning Oil (8 fl oz Per Bottle)
MSRP: $53.88
Your Price: $49.97
Savings: $3.91 (7%)

Order Now

**Free Shipping to US and Canada Only

Reversible Tote Bag

Reversible Tote Bag
Your Price: $12.97

Order Now

Collapsible Water Bottle

Collapsible Water Bottle
Your Price: $2.97

Order Now

Show Individual Items

Natural Sunscreen
SPF 15 w/ Green Tea

8 fl oz (236 ml)

Natural Sunscreen SPF15
Your Price: $14.97

Natural Sunscreen
SPF 30 w/ Green Tea

8 fl oz (236 ml)

Natural Sunscreen SPF30
Your Price: $15.97

Natural Sunscreen
SPF 30 w/ Astaxanthin

8 fl oz (236 ml)

Natural Sunscreen SPF30 w/ Astaxanthin
Your Price: $17.97

Natural Sunscreen
SPF 50 w/ Green Tea

5.4 fl oz (153.7 g)

Natural Sunscreen SPF50
Your Price: $16.97
Select SPF:

Order Now Order Now Order Now Order Now

» Discover More About Sunscreen

Natural Tanning Oil
8 fl oz (236 ml)

Natural Tanning Oil
Your Price: $9.97

Order Now

» Discover More About Tanning Oil

Natural After Sun
Moisturizing Cream

8 fl oz (236 ml)

Natural After Sun Moisturizer
Your Price: $16.97

Order Now

» Discover More About After Sun Moisturizer

Natural Aloe Vera
8 fl oz (236 ml)

Natural Aloe Vera
Your Price: $9.97

Order Now

Mercola Bug Spray
8 fl oz (236 ml)

Mercola Bug Spray
Your Price: $13.97

Order Now

» Discover More About Bug Spray

I am so confident that you will be more than satisfied with your purchase of my Sun Care Products, I am providing a Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee!

The Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee allows you to receive a full refund* (less shipping charges) when you return an item within 60 days as long as the product is in its original packaging and has at least half of the product remaining. Products returned after 60 days that have at least half of the product remaining will receive store credit (less shipping charges).

Click Here for Full Return Policy Details


Toll Free: 877-985-2695 | Int'l Customers : 847-252-4355
MON - FRI (7am - 8pm CST) | SAT - SUN (8am - 5pm CST)