Best Natural Mosquito Repellents

No one likes being bitten by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are nuisance and problem that most of us face especially during summer. As mosquitoes are capable of spreading many dreadful diseases like West Nile and Malaria, it is important to take measures to prevent mosquito bites. Many mosquito repellents are effective in preventing mosquitoes from biting you. Mosquito repellents that have good track records include DEET, Picaridin and IR3535. But some people may be allergic to chemical based repellents and want more natural solution to keep mosquitoes away.

What are the Best Natural Mosquito Repellent

Plant based repellents can provide good protection from mosquito bites. Those based on lemon eucalyptus provide the longest protection for about six to eight hours. Soybean oil based mosquito repellent provides protection from mosquito bites for about five to six hours. Citronella is another popular mosquito repellent, but it does not provide protection for long. According to many studies, Citronella-based repellents (5-10%), provided protection for about an hour. Check out some of the best natural mosquito repellents below:

Repel 94109 Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect Repellent

Repel 94109 Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect Repellent
The active ingredient in this repellent is oil of lemon eucalyptus, a plant-based oil derived from the leaves of the Eucalyptus citriodora tree. It offers natural repellent properties against mosquitoes and many other biting insects. Repel 94109 Lemon Eucalyptus is safe and effective, with a cool, refreshing scent.

Features

  • Contains Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus – the only plant based ingredient recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Repels mosquitoes for up to 6-hour
  • Cool, refreshing scent
  • DEET free

OFF! Botanicals Plant-Based Insect Repellent

OFF! Botanicals Plant-Based Insect Repellent
OFF! botanicals products have a unique formula that uses a plant-based ingredient. They contain the insect repellent found in eucalyptus plants. OFF! botanicals products are effective, dependable protection that feels great on, not sticky or greasy, and they have a light, clean, fresh fragrance.

Features

  • Plant based repellent
  • Repels mosquitoes
  • Good smell
  • DEET free

All Terrain Herbal Armor DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent

All Terrain Herbal Armor Natural Insect Repellent
All Terrain Herbal Armor is a highly-effective, safe, natural, DEET-Free insect repellent that uses six natural-repelling oils at 25-Percent total concentration. A patented time-released encapsulation has been clinically proven to be 100-Percent effective for two hours and 95.8-Percent for three hours. Herbal Armor is non-irritating, allergy tested, and safe for sensitive skin. Made for active outdoor enthusiasts, Herbal Armor is sweat and water-resistant for active lifestyles. Won’t damage clothing or equipment. Meets strict standards for natural ingredients.

Features

  • Natural, DEET-Free insect repellent
  • Clinically proven 100-Percent effective for two hours, 95.8-Percent effective for three
  • Allergy tested, proven non-irritating, for sensitive skin
  • Sweat and water resistant; won’t damage clothing or equipment

Plant Therapy Bug-off Synergy Blend

This Synergy is designed to help you enjoy your time outdoors bug and chemical free! It can be diffused or used in an oil burner around the picnic area or diluted in witch hazel and sprayed on clothing.

Features

  • Contains the Pure Essential Oils of: Citronella, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Lavender, Litsea, Tea Tree, Patchouli & Catnip.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • DEET Free

Edens Garden Citronella 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil

Citronella Java is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Nonetheless, most people will associate it with its insecticide properties. Many commercial repellents contain Citronella Java, and it is often used in combination with Cedarwood to produce a pleasant smelling natural insect repellent. It will also be seen in soaps and candles, and it has common applications in massage.

Features

  • Citronella has a well rounded lemon citrus scent, though it is much softer than actual Lemon. It also has subtle wood tones
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • DEET Free