Best Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

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.

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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.

Pros of using repellent bracelets
  • Convenience
  • Fast and easy to put on
  • Less messy than spray or lotion application
  • Can be hooked to backpacks and jeans
  • Can be worn by kids and infants (without fear of side effects or other consequences)
  • Almost no exposure to chemicals
  • Does not leave residue on skin & clothes
Cons of using repellent bracelets
  • Much less effective
  • Can be more costly

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1) Superband Premium Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

The Superband Mosquito Repellent Bracelet Band is made using a special blend of natural oils such as Citronella, Geraniol and lemongrass that are proven to effectively keep mosquitoes and other common flying pests away.

They are DEET FREE and do not contain any chemicals or toxins.

Each band can provide up to 250 hours of mosquito protection and its coil band design allow fitting on almost all wrist sizes.

  • Chemical and DEET Free
  • Lasts up to 250 hours
  • Provides full refund guarantee
  • One size fits most

2) Mosquito Repellent Bands/Bracelets by Mosquito Guard

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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.

  • Fits children and adults of all sizes.
  • Infused with proven natural essential oil
  • Non-greasy with slight fragrance

3) Mosquito Repellent Bands/Bracelets by Mosquito Guard

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.

  • Non-DEET content
  • Plant based Ingredients
  • One size fits all
  • Non-greasy

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4) SUPERBAND Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

The Mosquito Repelling Bracelet by Superband is infused with proven natural oils that keeps mosquitoes and other flying bugs away.

They are DEET free and non-toxic, making them safe for use by both adults and children. 

The one size fit all band is easy to wear around the wrist or leg, both indoor and outdoor. Each band can provide up to 200 hours of protection 

  • Non-toxic
  • Last up to 200 hours
  • One size fits all

Also try the clip version of repellent:

Nuby Mosquito Repellent Clip


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.