Don't let itchy, uncomfortable or swollen insect bites ruin your Holiday, shop our selection of mosquito repellents and DEET free insect repellents that are ideal for those looking for a natural alternative to chemical based products. Natures Healthbox also offer other products to complement theses insect sprays such as bite relievers, epelling creams and natural Body washes.
First developed by the U.S. Army in 1946, DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) was a slightly yellow oil applied to a soldiers clothing as an insect repellent. Fast forward to today and this active synthetic chemical remains an active ingredient in many conventional insect repellents around the world, despite scientific research confirming that it may irritate the Skin & Eyes of certain individuals.
While the scent of Basil, Lemon, Lavender and Orange oils maybe pleasant to us human beings, for mosquitoes it's a completely different story as these ingredients are believed to naturally repel them.
Mosi-guard is the world's most widely used and successful natural insect repellent. As well as protecting against mosquitoes, it also protects against sand-flies, leeches, ticks and midges too!
Again, we would have to say that Mosi-guard products are certainly up there with the best natural repellents, available here in the UK. This sustainably sourced insect repellent is free from synthetic chemicals and uses the power of lemon eucalyptus oil (a plant-based ingredient), so there is no need to fear breathing it in or accidently spraying it in to your eyes or Face.
When applied to your Skin or clothing, an insect repellent will discourage insects from landing on these surfaces and reduce the risk of bugs like mosquitoes from biting you. This is important because mosquitoes in particular have the ability to spread diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria.
Many insect repellents evaporate on skin or other surfaces and utilise substances like DEET to block a nasty bug's sense of smell, so that they cannot find you or bite you.
Insect repellents vary and different brands may choose to use differing ingredients when manufacturing their final product, especially within the natural & organic market. The general consensus is that most insect repellents have a shelf life of about 3 years.
It is said that 100% Peppermint oil (with no additives) or a mix of half Apple Cider Vinegar and half water in a spray may help to repel those pesky ants, spiders and other bugs in and around your home.
Why we can't tell you what the 'best' natural insect repellent is, we can unequivocally say that we have a wide selection of the best natural brands when it comes to bug busting products!