The Best Environmentally Friendly Insect Repellents
An essential to pack in your suitcase to Fiji is insect repellent! Although Fiji is lucky enough to be free of mosquito-spread diseases, that doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to get an itchy bite to ruin your “Fiji time“. Avoid the torment of mosquitoes by making sure you have some insect repellent with you. Better yet, make it eco-friendly insect repellent that will not only protect your skin from nasty chemicals but protect the environment. We’ve selected a range of different environmentally-friendly insects repellents, where you’re sure to find something to suit your mood. Choose from insect repellent sprays, soaps and even clothing!
1. REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Spray
Completely DEET-free (which is better for you and the planet) this insect repellent is one of the most-reviewed insect repellents on Amazon. It uses lemon and eucalyptus oils to repel mosquitoes and other bugs. It smells great and is not too greasy, which means that it should not stain your clothing over time.
2. Osana Insect Repellent Soap
Non-toxic and child-friendly, this soap is the perfect option for those of you who are a little bit forgetful. Switch your regular soap to this insect repellent soap and your shower will provide protection against insects.
3. SallyeAnder Insect Repellent Cream “No Bite Me”
Repel insects and soothe bites with this insect repellent cream. Paraben-free, DEET-free and alcohol-free, this cream is so safe it can even be used on infants. The list of active ingredients is quite impressive making a powerful insect repellent: eugenol, cedar oil, lemongrass oil, geranium oil, mint oil, thyme oil, clove oil, and rosemary oil.
4. Electronic Ultrasonic Mosquito Repeller
On top of being safe and eco-friendly, this is probably the most economical insect repellent option as it only requires power. It works using ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves with variable frequencies to repel all kinds of pests – a great item to leave in your hotel to come back to an insect-free room.
Check out the Electronic Mosquito Repeller here.
5. Mosquito Repellent Bracelets
Non-toxic and quite fashionable, mosquito-repellent bracelets provide 10 days (24-hour) of protection each. The natural active Citronella oil is extremely safe for adults and kids alike. Sold in packs of 15, they are super easy to use. Once your bracelet stops smelling like Citronella or the 10 days are up, just pick another bracelet from the sealed bag and you are good to go. Simple!
Check out the Mosquito Repellent Bracelets here. If you don’t feel like changing bracelets every 10 days, use Para’Kito bracelets that only requires you to change the active pellets within the bracelet every 15 days.
6. Deter Insect Repellent Wipes
Using a blend of Geraniol, Spearmint, Soybean, Geranium oils as active ingredients, these towelettes provide six hours of protection against bugs. Conveniently packaged individually, the wipes are biodegradable and have not been tested on animals. It’s the perfect handbag companion for your trip to Fiji.
Check out the Deter Insect Repellent Wipes here.
7. Natural Mosquito Repellent Sticker
All right, time for something for the kiddies. These mosquito repellent stickers can be stuck onto bags, T-shirts, shorts, safety blankets, etc. and will provide 36 to 72 hours of protection against insects. Their DEET-free formula is mainly made of Citronella and Lemon making it a non-intrusive experience for both kids and parents. For more child and environmentally friendly protection, take a look at the 5 Best Environmentally-Friendly Sunscreen for Kids and Babies.
8. Solstice Men’s Insect Repellent Long Sleeve Shirt
Extremely breathable, this shirt has been designed with the tropics in mind. The insect repellent technology is branded as “No Fly Zone” and consists of odourless Permethrin sprayed over the fabric. Another advantage of using an insect repellent shirt is that it provides almost perfect sun protection with an SPF of 40. Wearing long-sleeved clothing, in general, is a good way to avoid insect bites. Get more tips from our 12 Ways to Avoid Mosquito Bites in Fiji.
Check out the Solstice Insect Repelling Shirt here.
9. BugsAway Leggings
Leggings are the most comfortable travel outfit. What if we upgraded them with insect repellent technology? Well, it’s done! The insect-repelling BugsAway technology is an odourless/invisible built-in treatment that provides protection from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other bugs and lasts up to 70 washes! It’s the perfect leggings to travel in the tropics and it goes great with this long sleeve lightweight top.
Check out the BugsAway Leggings here.
10. TerraShield Outdoor Blend of Essential Oil
Using one or two drops on selected areas of your body (legs, arms, neck, etc.), this essential oil blend is a powerful barrier and is totally natural. It is also effective to use with a diffuser to protect a whole room. The essential oil is safe for the whole family, but if your skin is particularly sensitive, you can dilute the oil with other oils such as coconut oil.