This blend is excellent for young children and pets.
2 tablespoons vanilla extract (not the fake stuff)
2 cups water
Combine ingredients in a small spray/ spritz bottle, shake well to combine. To use, apply liberally, avoiding the eyes. This blend works
If you're allergic to vanilla and still looking for a solution, check out this other simple homemade herbal spray that is 10x's More Effective than DEET.
What's Your favorite Homemade Spray or Bug Repellent Tip that has worked for your family?