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10 Essentials for Sun & Insect Protection in Your Yard

Protect your yard from the sun's harmful rays and outdoor nuisances—because bug bites and sunburns are never invited to the party

Johanna Silver
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Tea Time

Just like regular tea candles, you can slip these into your favorite lantern or votive, but these puppies—made from essential oils of cedar wood and citronella—smell refreshing and keep the bugs away.
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Fly Away

Orange oil is the secret ingredient in these sticks. Light them to keep bugs away at your next outdoor shindig.
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Turbo-Charged

Bugs are no match for this hand-poured candle made of 11 pounds of wax and boasting 17 wicks. Expect a fragrance of grapefruit, juniper, and cassis. The best part: the glazed ceramic bowl is totally reusable once you’ve burned through the candle.
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Preventative Measures

Protect yourself from an insect attack while you get clean with this natural bug repellant soap, made from a blend of goat’s milk, coconut oil, olive oil, and essential oils.
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Crank It Up

This freestanding umbrella rotates easily to provide sun protection whenever you need it.
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Curtain Call

Whether you’re after some privacy or sun protection, it doesn’t get much easier than hanging this outdoor curtain. Cabana boy not included.
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Set Sail

Keep guests cool and comfortable with a shade sail—perfect for your backyard, pool, or even driveway. Block up to 90% harmful UV radiation and reduce temperatures by up to 20 degrees. This one is mold-, mildew-, stain-, and tear-resistant—what’s not to love?
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Parasol Party

This umbrella, sold in 10 bright colors, provides enough shade for a 6-person dining set, keeping all your guests cool, calm, and collected.
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Put a Lid on It

With a certified UPF rating of 50+, you can enjoy your time outdoors in style, knowing that your face is beaming from the good time you're having—not from a sunburn.
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Rest Assured

Enjoy nap time sans swatting with this hammock. Synthetic permethrin repels insects so that you don’t have to.
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