Here's the Story.

Summers in the Midwest can be brutal, with soaring temperatures, high humidity and an abundance of flying, biting insects. In the spring of 2015, in what looked to be a particularly early season for mosquitoes — we'd had enough! After years of developing natural and organic personal care products for others, we decided to create a natural mosquito repellent. Our goal was a product that first and foremost worked on repelling mosquitoes, and other bothersome biting insects like gnats, flies and no-see-ums. We also wanted to produce a formula that smelled good and could be worn all day without the toxic fumes that chemical-laden repellents often have. Most importantly, we simply felt there was a void in the natural industry for a high-performing, affordable repellent.

After 18 months of development, our formulation team completed our Bug Protector all natural mosquito repellent spray. From there we developed a tick repellent, specifically formulated to repel the Deer tick, which can transmit Lyme disease. Our newest product, Sun Protector Mineral SPF 30 sunscreen, contains organic ingredients, is Certified to NSF/ANSI 305 by Oregon Tilth and is made with zinc oxide to provide the best protection from both UVA/UVB rays.

As we grow our Protector Brands line of natural products, we continue our commitment to produce products that provide families with effective, affordable alternatives to mainstream, chemical-laden personal care products. Because our products are non-toxic, families have peace-of-mind in knowing they are safe for their children, dogs and the environment.



Bug Protector is a Certified B Corporation®, as we’ve been recognized by the nonprofit organization B Lab for meeting the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and social and environmental performance.

Bug Protector is produced in a LEED-certified facility, which demonstrates that we value and are committed to maintaining sustainable and responsible business practices.

Bug Protector is proudly made in the Midwest in a state-of-the-art, FDA approved facility. From the R&D to the filling, labeling and shipping, all aspects of the manufacturing process are done by us, which allows us to provide better quality control.