The products do smell strong, but it is a good smell (in my opinion) because they are made and include essential oils – so if you like that smell, then these will smell nice to you. Also, the products smelling so strong, is what helps deter these ‘pests’ from your home. The smell becomes too much for them, and so they leave! That’s what we want, and yet…. we are inhaling something that is safe to inhale, and not harsh, toxic chemicals. I love that the products are not harmful, and I feel safe having them around my kids, and our pets.