In this article, we have listed some of the best mosquito repellent bracelet in the market. While bracelets may not be as effective as your topical mosquito repellents, there are certainly some pros to using them.
Topical lotion-base, spray-base and cream-base mosquito repellents that use DEET or picaridin provide the best protection against the pesky mozzies, but on days when it’s hot and humid (esp after taking a nice shower and all nicely dressed up), the last thing you want on your skin is some sticky or oily lotion and spray.
Mosquito repellent bracelets/ bands are created to create a ‘natural’ and mess-free alternative to the usual mozzie spray and lotion.
Hold-Up! Don’t ditch the traditional repellents just yet. While simply wearing a wrist band may be an appealing alternative, they are certainly some pros and cons to using it.
Do Repellent Bracelets Work?
Mosquito repellents typically work by keeping mozzies away due the unpleasantness of the odours or confused that they lose their appetite for blood.
Repellent bracelets are infused with botanical products such as citronella or peppermint oil where it releases vapour that purportedly deters mosquitoes. While topical repellent formulations that contain plant extracts are effective in repelling mosquitoes, the vapours released from wristbands are not as strong, and hence might not always be able to prevent mosquito bites completely.
A wristband infused with botanical extracts does reduce mosquito bites for radius around the band but does not provide full body protection.
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The Mosquito repellent bracelet by MosquitoStation uses natural geraniol oil made of natural substances (Citronella & Eucalyptus). The combination helps disrupt mosquito’s sensing ability.
Each wristband comes with 5 buttons for better size adjustments (hence it fits both adult and kids alike).
It comes in a variety of colors (orange, yellow, green, blue, light blue and purple) and each bracelet is said to be effective for 5-7 days.
The purchase also comes with 6 extra mosquito repellent stick-on patches (with additional protection of 72 hours each).
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This mosquito band by Mosquito Guard is designed for kids using Geraniol, Lemongrass, and Citronella essential plant based oils.
This DEET-Free spiral mosquito repellent rubber band is one size fits all and can easily worn.
Each purchase comes with 20 individually packed mosquito band.
The DJROLL Mosquito wristband is a silicone mosquito repellent band that uses refills containing natural plant base peppermint, citronella, tea tree, Chamomile and eucalyptus essential oil to keep the pesky mosquitoes away.
The bracelet itself is made using waterproof silicone suitable for all types of climates and can be adjusted to fit up to wrist size of 2.8 inches. They are ideal for the entire family as each bracelet can be adjusted to 8 sizes.
They are chemical and DEET free, and each purchase comes with 6 bands and 12 repellent refills. Each refill is effective for up to 720 hours.
The Mosquito Guard repellent band is made using natural essential oil including Lemongrass, Peppermint and Citronella, among others. This makes the bracelet smells fresh and pleasant.
This repellent bracelet is DEET free and is adjustable to be worn on the wrist or ankle.
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The Comfort road bracelet is a fun and functional mosquito repellent band made of Geraniol, a lemon-scented natural essential oil that’s derived from geranium plants.
It’s effective for use of up to 72 hours and if not opened, each bracelet can be kept for up to 2 years. Each bracelet is individually wrapped and sealed with re-sealable zip lock.
Similar to the Repellent Bracelets by MosquitoStation, it also uses soft and lightweight microfiber material and offers a 30 days refund (from the day of purchase).
Free gift – each purchase comes with 18 heart-shaped repellent patches to help give a more enhanced protection. These are designed for babies and toddlers who will gladly and proudly put them on.
They are made with natural substance of citronella, using eco-friendly microfiber material and provides protection against mosquitoes for up to 240 hours (Approx 10 days).
Each purchase comes with 6 bands in 3 colors (2 red, 2 green & 2 blue) that are adjustable by 5 buttons (from 7 – 9.8 inches).
This Mosquito Repellent Bracelet is formulated using a combination of natural substances that disrupts mosquitoes’ sensing ability.
They are DEET-free and can easily slip into wrist and even the ankle.
Every purchase comes with 12 cool black and individually wrapped mosquito repellent bracelets packed in resealable storage bags. Also available in 6 color options
This natural repellent bracelet by Hoont is a hipster looking hand-braided bracelet that provides mosquito repellent ability.
It repels mosquito effectively thanks to the use peppermint, citronella, geraniol and geranium that proven to naturally deter mosquitoes using its scent. This bracelet has also been upgraded by Hoont to ensure effectiveness.
Each purchase includes 4 bracelets (2 Blue & Black, 2 Red & Blue) made with lightweight and non-sweating hypoallergenic faux leather material that is safe even for sensitive skin.
In conclusion, the dream of ditching topical repellents completely hasn’t arrived.
Repellent Bracelet does provide protection against mosquitoes to a certain extend and is ideal for kids who might be allergic to ingredients in typical mozzie repellents.
We do recommend going for it in cases where the bands are used for “just in case” purposes or as a secondary protection. For areas where mosquito population is dense, consider combining bracelets with clothing based mosquito repellents.
What do you think? Have you had any experiences with mosquito bracelets? We would like to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment.